Chalkboard Charcuterie Board


It all started that one summer I lived in Des Moines with my aunt and uncle.

For three months, I was surrounded by two of the smartest and most genuine people I know, both of whom also have an astounding pallet when it comes to food. I’m convinced it derives from their worldly travels, but either way, I have them to thank for my mouthwatering obsession for charcuterie boards.

Every night, after wrapping up a full day at my internship, they would dine me like a queen. I always had a glass of wine with an unbelievable spread of fresh meats, cheeses, and fruit sitting in front of me. Honestly, how had it taken me so long to realize that chèvre and strawberries smeared atop a cracker tasted like heaven? The food was just out-of-this-world amazing, but it was the great conversation that I’ll never forget. I can’t even begin to tell you what kinds of adventures I was taken on, just by sitting at that small round table.

While I hope this DIY is an enjoyable one, what I really hope it does is ignite a fun evening with friends and family, just like it’s done for me.


Wood serving tray


Black chalkboard paint

White chalk stick


1.) Clean off the desired place of paint, making sure that there is no dust or residue left behind.

2.) Dip paintbrush into black chalkboard paint and apply 2-3 coats. Let dry for 48 hours.

3.) Rub white chalk stick all over the surface and then wipe away clean with damp cloth.

4.) Place your chosen meats, cheeses, nuts, and fruits and then mark accordingly with white chalk stick.

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