How to create an Instagram-worthy charcuterie board this Fourth of July!

Creating an Instagram-worthy charcuterie board might seem like a daunting task, but with a few tips and tricks, it can be a breeze.

At Revolution, we're always looking for ways to create inspired moments, especially during the holidays. One way we're choosing to celebrate this Fourth of July is through our love of food!

Creating an Instagram-worthy charcuterie board might seem like a daunting task, but with a few tips and tricks, it can be a breeze. We’ve gathered our favorite ideas from board building expert, Meg Quinn of @ainttooproudtomeg on how to make your board fit any holiday occasion and wow your guests just in time for the Fourth of July!

Meg notes that one of the most important things to do when creating the foundation of a board is to have several low-rimmed dishes to contain dips and smaller treats. Using small dishes like cute, blue and white watercolor bowls from Anko, helps the spread not get too messy while people are enjoying it. 

Now onto the yummy stuff!

Red Treats: 

  • Red berries
  • Watermelon 
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Cherries 
  • Tomatoes 
  • Salami
  • Beet chips
  • Beet or red pepper hummus 
  • Red licorice

White Treats:

  • Yogurt covered pretzels
  • White cheeses: white cheddar, goat cheese, brie, etc. 
  • White candies
  • Popcorn
  • Crackers
  • Flatbread 
  • Baguette slices
  • Jicama sticks

Blue Treats:

  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blue tortilla chips
  • Blue cheese
  • Blueberry chevre cheese 
  • Blue or blackberry jam
  • Blueberry yogurt
  • Blue gummy candy
  • Blue iced cookies or macaroons

Pick your favorite foods in each of the colors, trying to gather a mixture of flavors and textures, and select a red, white, blue or silver platter to arrange on. Food Instagrammer, Meg suggests placing two small dishes diagonally from each other and building out around them starting with larger foods first.

To fully embrace the holiday spirit, arrange foods in the shape of the American flag. Use a square dish filled with berries and white cheese star cut-outs acting as the blue, starry section! Use small cookie cutters to easily create the stars. 

Another fun use for the star cookie cutters is to cut out the red wax on the outside of a Babybel cheese round, leaving a white star in the middle of the cheese!

Meg’s top tips for making a beautiful board include:

  • Make salami or other meats stand up and look appealing, fold it in fourths making a rose-like shape.
  • Don’t be afraid to let foods touch or overlap to fill in all open spaces. 
  • Be creative and show your flavor through the foods you choose!

We wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe holiday weekend! What festive foods are you serving up this weekend? Share with us on Instagram or Facebook!