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This ALDI charcuterie board is a great way to make a cheap charcuterie board to impress your guests! For less than $25 you can create a cheap and easy cheese platter for the holidays!
2020 has been the year of the snack plate. Everywhere I look on Instagram, Pinterest and Tik Tok it’s snack plates, cheese plates, charcuterie plates for days!
Easy DIY charcuteries have been a staple in our family’s celebrations for years! It can be quite expensive to create the ultimate charcuterie but luckily I’m sharing my top tips for creating a cheap charcuterie at home using one of my favorite grocers, Aldi.
How to Make an Ultimate Charcuterie Board for under $25 at ALDI
Making a snack plate or cheese board for $25 is no small task! One block of cheese alone can cost over $10 easily.
Aldi is one of my favorite stores to find groceries on a budget. They have a great selection of Aldi charcuterie meat, cheese and other items you typically find on a cheese board.
How do you make an Aldi charcuterie board?
To make an Aldi charcuterie board begin by finding a board! You do not have to get a fancy wooden cheese board.
In fact, you likely already have a variety of items around your house that will work great for your DIY charcuterie board base. Here are a few ideas:
- a cookie sheet
- a cutting board
- a plate
- a few small wooden boards
Next, you will want to plan out your budget for how much you want to spend on your charcuterie board and what you want to put on it.
What is typically on a charcuterie plate?
Typically, charcuterie boards include a variety of meats, cheeses, nuts, olives, crackers, fruit and chocolate. The beauty in creating a DIY charcuterie board is that you can literally add whatever you want.
As long as you have a great mix of sweet and salt and a variety of textures on your meat and cheese board, you will have an ultimate charcuterie your guests will love!
Some recommendations for what I typically put on a cheeseboard:
- Hard cheese such as cheddar or gouda
- Soft cheese like goat cheese or brie
- Charcuterie meat such as hard salami, prosciutto, pepperoni or even rolled deli meat
- Fruit such as grapes or dried fruits
- Crackers, breads, toasts, pretzels or pretzel thins
- Nuts such as almonds, cashews or pistachios
- Sweet items like chocolate bark
- Salty items like mixed olives
My best recommendation for creating your own cheeseboard at home is to use what you and your guests like to eat! Rather than soft and hard cheese, you may opt for yellow and white cheese. The options are endless when you are creating your own easy charcuterie platter.
I wanted to add some chocolate to my Aldi charcuterie and had some at home! I also had some almonds at home so I added them as well. Using up what you have on hand is a great way to pump up the volume of your charcuterie plate while saving some money!
It’s easy to get excited when you see how many awesome things you can add to a cheeseboard. Save yourself some cash by checking out what you have at home and then supplementing from there.
Does Aldi have good cheese?
Aldi has an amazing selection of cheese for creating a cheeseboard. If you are looking to make a cheeseboard from Aldi, look for these cheese to include:
What are the best cheeses for a charcuterie board?
A mix of different cheese including colors and textures make an epic cheese board. Here are a few ideas of cheeses for your charcuterie board.
- Blue Cheese
- Sharp Cheddar
Love shopping at ALDI? Check out a few of Momma Fit Lyndsey’s favorite articles about eating healthy on a budget at ALDI:
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- Whole30 on a Budget
- Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas from Aldi