For Instagram-Worthy Charcuterie Spreads This Summer, Check Out These Pro-Approved Picks
Those of us who have gazed longingly at gorgeous, intricately-crafted charcuterie spreads on Instagram and then felt a bit lackluster when putting together our own can probably acknowledge that there really is an artform to a perfect cheese board. Sure, any outcome will be delicious, but getting your platter to look worthy of an Insta story is a bit more of a challenge. Not to mention, we all want that perfect picnic- or patio-version of charcuterie this summer, and that comes with its own setup challenges.
It's such an art, in fact, that people have made a career of teaching us charcuterie hopefuls how to do it right. Enter Marissa Mullen, a charcuterie genius who has amassed over 337,000 Instagram followers and went ahead and wrote the literal book on it. If there's anyone who knows the art of a cheese board, it's her.
And while selecting your perfect combo of ingredients is a key step, getting good at the art of summer cheese plating also involves some tools, all the special pieces to make it a full experience (read: not a hot mess). And this summer, isn't that what your friends — and cheese boards — deserve?
So, here are Mullen's top picks for the tools that'll step up your charcuterie boards in a big way, all summer long.