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Football charcuterie board

This football charcuterie board is the perfect way to entertain guests during your next tailgate, party, and Super Bowl celebration! It is easy to customize with your favorite meats, cheeses, olives, nuts, crackers, fruits, and other snacks.

Football Charcuterie Board

This board is sure to impress your guests and make any occasion memorable!

This board can be customized with your favorite meats, cheeses, fruits, and snacks. It's an easy way to provide a variety of snacks that everyone will love.

Impress your guests with this fun and unique food idea. It will please even be the hardest to please guests!

Football Charcuterie Board

Why You’ll Love This Football Charcuterie

  • Football charcuterie is an easy and fun way to cater for game day gatherings. It’s great for tailgates, parties, and Super Bowl celebrations. 
  • It’s also a great way to bring some variety to your regular game-day snacks. The variety of meats, cheeses, and crackers makes it easy to create a unique and delicious snack board. It’s also a great way to make sure everyone is well-fed and happy. 
  • Charcuterie boards are popular, and for a good reason. They look impressive but are simple to assemble, and your friends will love them once unwrapped, just like a beautifully wrapped gift. 
  • Make the perfect charcuterie board simple and straightforward.

THE FULL INGREDIENT LIST AND DIRECTIONS ARE FOUND BELOW IN THE PRINTABLE RECIPE CARD.

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Equipment Needed to Make Football Charcuterie

Ingredients For Your Football Charcuterie

Football Cheese Ball:

Coating: 

  • Bacon 

Meats: 

  • Smoked Cajun Sausage 
  • Smoked Turkey Sausage 
  • Pepperoni Wrapped Mozzarella 
  • Salami Wrapped Mozzarella 

Cheese 

  • Cheddar Cheese, Sliced 
  • Colby Jack Cheese, Sliced 
  • Pepper Jack Cheese, Sliced 
  • Swiss, Sliced 

Vegetables 

Olives

Crackers and Other 

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How To Make A Football Charcuterie Board

Step 1: Prep the Football Cheese Ball

Using a hand mixer and a large mixing bowl, combine together cream cheese, sour cream, and spices.

Football Charcuterie Board

Add the bacon, jalapenos, green onions, and Colby Jack cheese to the cream cheese mixture.

Football Charcuterie Board

Use a spatula to mix to combine.

Football Charcuterie Board

Refrigerate for 1 hour. 

Step 2: Mold the Football Cheese Ball

Spray your hands with nonstick baking spray and mold the cheese mixture into a football shape.

Lay out a plastic wrap and place the cheese ball on top.

Wrap the cheeseball with the plastic wrap tightly so it can hold its shape. 

Refrigerate for 4 hours.

Step 3: Roll Into the Bacon

Unwrap the cheese ball and carefully roll it in the chopped bacon.  

Gently press the toppings into the sides, if needed.  

Football Charcuterie Board

Pipe sour cream to create the laces on the football cheese ball.

Step 4: Assemble, Serve and Enjoy

Place the football cheese ball in the center of your board.  

Set to the side. 

 Add the ramekins for the jam and dips on the board.  

Football Charcuterie Board

Place all of your meats on the board in various spots. 

Football Charcuterie Board

Now add the cheese slices to the board. Begin to add the remaining ingredients and make sure to fill in the empty spots on the board. Refrigerate until serving.

Football Charcuterie Board

Serve and enjoy!

This recipe yields 1 round charcuterie board good for 10 to 12 servings and can be prepared under 30 to 45 minutes. 

What to Serve with Your Football Charcuterie

Appetizer or Dessert

This charcuterie board will look great on any table.

Your guests' mouths will water for more with a fun assortment of meats, vegetables, crackers, and cheese.

This would be a great way to complement any salty and savory flavors on the board.

Another option would be to serve a variety of mini desserts such as cupcakes, brownies, and cookies.

These sweet treats would be a great way to end a game-day meal.

Football Charcuterie Board

Drinks

Serve with champagne or sparkling wine for a more traditional twist. 

Popular Substitutions & Additions

This Charcuterie Board will astound anyone, but there are suitable substitutes.

Many people find inspiration in the traditional method of making the Charcuterie Board, and there have been numerous variations. 

Some of these versions are quite unusual, such as a pancake board, dessert Charcuterie Board, French fries and dips, and, of course, the vegan option including jams, mustards, and honey.

The options are limitless.

There are no limitations to what you can post on this board.

Perhaps you could design your board around a specific theme or color scheme.

Remember to include the recipient's favorite treats when making a charcuterie board as a gift.

Football Charcuterie Board

How To Store Football Charcuterie Board

Best Way To Store Football Charcuterie Leftover

Sure, having a charcuterie board is nice for any occasion, but we don't want to waste any leftovers.

Make sure to put leftovers in resealable plastic bags or containers.

Football Charcuterie Board

How Long Will Football Charcuterie Last In the Fridge?

The charcuterie board can be kept in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving, but make sure to give it 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Can I Freeze Football Charcuterie

Some of the items are on a charcuterie board.

This causes the texture and flavor of the food to deteriorate.

However, if the board has fruits and vegetables, these items can be frozen.

Football Charcuterie Board

Football Charcuterie FAQs

Can I keep the charcuterie board in the refrigerator?

No. While it is not necessary to chill the entire charcuterie board, knowing which items are better cold and which are better at room temperature will enhance the overall experience.

Can you serve charcuterie on any board? 

Yes, you can use any shape or size of board you want; it doesn't have to be wooden; anything will do, including round lazy Susan-type boards or large rounds with handles.

Can this charcuterie board have a healthier and guilt-free version? 

Yes, vegan alternatives, gluten-free, sugar-free, and minimally processed foods can be added to your charcuterie board for a healthier option.

Can I make this board in as little as 20 minutes? 

Unfortunately, no. Since the football cheese call requires refrigeration for up to 4 hours.

Can I make this charcuterie board with store-bought items? 

Yes! That's what makes assembling a charcuterie board so simple.

Football Charcuterie Board

Other Charcuterie Board Recipes You’ll Love

With this Football Charcuterie Board, you can give the traditional charcuterie board a new spin.

A football Charcuterie Board is a great way to entertain guests during a football game or a fun gathering.

This board is filled with a variety of meats, cheeses, and other snacks that will be sure to please everyone. 

There are endless possibilities when creating the perfect football charcuterie board.

Consider adding some of your favorite snacks and ingredients to the mix.

In addition to your Football Charcuterie Board, you can try these interesting recipes:

Football Charcuterie Board
Football Charcuterie Board

Football Charcuterie Board

898336e433f37cb34ed4c81961a6859f?s=30&d=mm&r=gJenn Farmer
This football charcuterie board is the perfect way to entertain guests during your next tailgate, party, and Super Bowl celebration! It is easy to customize with your favorite meats, cheeses, olives, nuts, crackers, fruits, and other snacks. This board is sure to impress your guests and make any occasion memorable!
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Charcuterie Board
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Board

Equipment

  • Circular Wooden Charcuterie Board or Rectangular Wooden Charcuterie Board
  • Hand Mixer
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray
  • Spatula
  • Ramekins

Ingredients
  

Football Cheese Ball

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, 2 8 ounce blocks softened
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 cups colby jack cheese shredded
  • 1 tbsp cajun spice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili spice
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp crushed red peppers
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup bacon chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapenos
  • 1 tsp hot sauce

Coating

  • 1 cup chopped bacon

Meats

  • Smoked Cajun Sausage
  • Smoked Turkey Sausage
  • Pepperoni wrapped mozzarella
  • Salami wrapped mozarella

Cheese

  • 6-8 Cheddar Cheese sliced
  • 6-8 Colby Jack Cheese sliced
  • 6-8 Pepper Jack Cheese sliced
  • 6-8 Swiss sliced

Vegetables

  • 1 cup Baby Tomatoes
  • 2 cups Baby carrots
  • 4-5 Bell peppers sliced
  • 3 Jalapenos sliced

Olives

  • 1/2 cup Kalamata Olives
  • Jams and dips
  • 1/4 cup Pepper Jelly
  • 1/2 cup Cheese dip
  • 1/2 cup Spicy aioli

Crackers and other

  • 1 cup Ritz crackers
  • 2 cups Pretzel bites
  • 1 cup Seasoned pretzel sticks
  • 1/2 cup Roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup Fried jalapenos

Instructions
 

Football Cheese Ball

  • Using a hand mixer and a large mixing bowl, combine together cream cheese, sour cream, and spices. Add the bacon, jalapenos, green onions, and colby jack cheese tot he cream cheese mixture.
  • Use a spatula to mix to combine.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Spray your hands with nonstick baking spray and mold the cheese mixture into a football shape.
  • Lay out a piece of plastic wrap and place the cheese ball on top.
  • Wrap the cheeseball with the plastic wrap tightly so it can hold its shape.
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Unwrap the cheese ball and carefully roll it in the chopped bacon.
  • Gently press the toppings into the sides, if needed.
  • Pipe sour cream to create the laces on the football cheese ball.

Charcuterie Board

  • Place the football cheese ball in the center of your board.
  • Set to the side.
  • Add the ramekins for the jam and dips on the board.
  • Place all of your meats on the board in various spots.
  • Now add the cheese slices to the board.
  • Begin to add the remaining ingredients and make sure to ll in the empty spots on the board.
  • Refrigerate until serving.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Charcuterie Board

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