Chances are, you can’t scroll very far down your Instagram feed without stumbling across a photo of a perfectly-arranged charcuterie board. Charcuterie boards, typically made with an assortment of cheeses, crackers, and deli meat, have rose in popularity over the last few years and are quickly becoming everyone’s go-to for parties and gatherings. As their popularity increases, so does everyone’s creativity! Nowadays, charcuterie boards aren’t just for meat and cheese -- any and every type of food can be perfectly styled on a board.
This summer, impress your guests at the BBQ by arranging a Hot Dog charcuterie board! With just a few of your Vienna Beef favorites, creating a dream charcuterie board is easier than ever.
In addition to the food, there are a few key items you will need to build your Hot Dog charcuterie board. These include:
- A serving board: We recommend a rimmed board to help keep everything contained, however, any baking sheet, cutting board, or serving platter will work. Remember, the bigger the platter the more food you will be able to fit.
- Serving Utensils: While Hot Dogs and Sausages are finger foods, we recommend keeping a few smaller forks and spoons around to help spoon on condiments.
- Ramekins: Having smaller dishes on the board will help contain the messier condiments like Yellow Mustard while also adding some depth and variety to the board.
Tips and Tricks
When it comes to building your board, there are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind:
- Start by adding structure with your ramekins or small dishes. We recommend using an odd number of dishes for aesthetic purposes. Once the ramekins are placed, begin filling them with your favorite condiments. Our choices? Yellow Mustard, Neon Green Relish, and diced white onion.
- Next, add in the bigger items like the hot dogs and sausages. Remember, part of the appeal of a charcuterie board is the variety, so feel free to place some fully dressed Chicago Style hot dogs alongside some naked Sausages and empty buns so your guests can build their own.
- Once all of your ‘big ticket’ items are placed, it’s time to fill in the gaps! There are a number of ways to fill in the gaps, so focus on using your favorite foods. We recommend placing some Vienna Beef Deli Meat in rows to add more protein to your board. Other great gap fillers include Sport Peppers and potato chips.
Ready to start building your Hot Dog charcuterie board? Don’t forget to tag us in your photos with the hashtag #ViennaBeef on Instagram!