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We all love a good cheese board, but there’s just so much goat cheese we can eat in a lifetime. Thankfully, there’s a cool, exciting, new charcuterie board idea: butter boards!

collage of easy butter board ideas
Cook The Story butter board ideas are only a few of the delicious ideas here!

If you haven’t heard about them, hold on because we are going to tell you all about the butter board trend – and how to hop on the trend with your own butter board!

All About The Next Charcuterie Board Trend

Although the concept of a butter board is nothing new, last week they became the newest food craze thanks to a viral video. The original creator is chef Josh McFadden in his book “Six Seasons: A New Way With Vegetables,” although it has been popularized as a viral trend on TikTok by user justine_snacks. They are sooo good, it’s hard not to love them!

Butter charcuterie boards follow the same style as other boards: you get a wooden board, put a thick layer of spreadable butter all over it, add your favorite condiments (I love edible flowers like lavender flowers), get some warm bread, and enjoy!

Things To Know About Making Your Own Butter Charcuterie Board

Although the best thing about these butter boards is that they are SO easy to set up, there are some things you must know about it. The most important parts is that you have soft butter and preferably crusty bread, but there are other important things to know:

  • Use whatever board you have at hand: a cutting board, an appetizer board, etc, as long as it’s enough to fit all of the ingredients. We recommend a slightly large board for this.
  • Remember that different types of wood make different flavors! Non-porous hardwood wood is the best option, such as teak, hard maple, American Cherry, Olive, and acacia.
  • We also recommend using wood utensils like a wood butter knife, making them easier to spread.
  • Cover the entire surface of your favorite type of butter, you can choose between unsalted butter or salty butter, as long as it’s softened enough.
  • Add your favorite toppings! Here are some fun ingredients: Hot honey, olive oil, red pepper flakes, lemon zest, black pepper…The options are endless.
  • Don’t forget to take a photo of the result and post it on social media! hashtag #butterboard
  • The best way to eat it is with friends and family. They make for fantastic breakfast boards or at a dinner party.

Now for the good part, here are 20+ butter charcuterie board ideas you must try!

Blackberry Orange Butter Board

blackberry orange and honey homemade butter board
You’ve got to try this recipe!

This Blackberry Orange Butter Board is SUPER delicious! If you love a combination of salty, creamy, sweet, and tangy foods, this is definitely the one for you. This recipe is especially great for breakfast.

Simple Butter Board

Sweet or savory, butter charcuterie boards can be anything you want.

If you prefer more common, simple ingredients, then you would enjoy this butter board with both savory and sweet ingredients. Ever had pistachios, honey, and dried cranberries with butter? Trust me – it is a heavenly combination for a dip.

How To Make a Butter Board

Makes a salad look more appetizing, doesn’t it?

I guess we should add some more detailed instructions, so here’s how to make a butter board from scratch! This blog also includes some nice combos you have to try when making a butter board.

Salty Butter Board Recipe

Looks so professional but it actually doesn’t take long to make!

Here’s a simple salty butter board recipe with garlic chips, fresh herbs, crushed nuts, sea salt flakes, and other delicious ingredients. Don’t forget to serve with crusty bread.

Three variations of the famous Butter Board

asian inspired butter board
Which of these 3 recipes is your favorite?

How does a sweet and spicy Asian-inspired butter board sound like? Amazing, no? Well, here you’ll get that recipe as well as a brown sugar and walnut butter board recipe and a mascarpone cheese butter board too!

Learn how to make butter board in 4 ways

4 way butter board
Make different recipes to please every one of your guests.

Why settle for the typical butter board recipe when you can experiment and make it in 4 different ways (or more?). These easy butter boards are not only more affordable than a charcuterie board but also look – and taste – as nice.

Butter Boards Are The Perfect Fall Party Appetizer

edible flower and herb butter board
This Fall recipe can be made any time of the year, though!

If you want to come up with your very own butter board recipe but don’t know which ingredients work well together, here you’ll get a pretty good idea of what to mix to create the perfect fall party appetizer.

How To Make a Butter Board

fruit butter board
We recommend trying many different combinations to see which one you like best.

Learn how to make a butter board, what to serve with a butter board and all the best seasonal variations. The secret is to keep combining new ingredients every time.

Holiday Butter Board

savory butter boards with olives and meat cuts
This almost looks like pizza toppings – yumm!

Did we mention that butter boards are perfect for the holidays? Well, they are! So why not look up some recipes in advance to make the PERFECT festive butter board?

Making Easy Butter Board

collage of easy butter board ideas
The key to a nice butter charcuterie board is that it has to taste AND look nice.

If what you need is super detailed instructions on how to make a successful butter board, here is everything you need to know about it in a way so simple even a kid could make it.

Tips To Make a Butter Board

herb butter board
Birthdays, breakfast, get-togethers… this recipe will be a success every time.

Try these methods to make a butter board for any occasion. They also mention ways to soften the butter in case you forgot to leave it on the counter in time.

Desi Butter Board

butter board with colorful toppings
This is the best Diwali party starter!

This Desi butter board is the perfect addition to your Diwali Party menu. Do make this for the upcoming festival; you’ll have a party starter that everyone will be talking about.

Salt and Sweet Butter Board

sweet and salty butter board
Combine this with some bread on cheese and you get a delicious treat.

I really. Really. Really recommend you try this recipe: this salt and sweet butter board consists of roasted garlic, Calabrian chili paste, sweet honey, flakey sea salt and Italian parsley. It’s served with crispy radishes and toasted bread. 

Whole30 Dairy-Free “Butter” Board

dairy free butter board
Obviously, a dairy-free recipe was needed!

We know not everyone can digest dairy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be part of the fun trend. Here’s a dairy-free butter board guaranteed to wow all your guests. And yes, it is as tasty as all the other recipes!

Martha Stewart’s Butter Board

Image shows a glass cake stand with butter and bread on it to create an elegant butter charcuterie board.
Make your appetizer look fancier with this simple tip.

This butter board Martha Stewart style is so elegant! If you don’t have a wooden plank or want to try something a bit more elevated, you can use an antique glass cake stand to make your dish look more sophisticated. Give it a try for a fancy cocktail party!

The Best Butter Board Recipe

Image shows a butter charcuterie board with toppings and half-cut lemons next to it.
Do you think this is the best butter board recipe so far?

Soft butter with herbs and spices will make a great charcuterie board. I think this recipe would work incredibly well in the holiday season. The dash of fresh lemon juice is a lovely touch.

Fig and Honey Butter Board

Image shows a butter charcuterie board with toppings on it and several slices of bread next to it.
Who knew fig, honey, and butter would go so well together?

Here are 10 of the best butter charcuterie board recipes that you’ll love to try out, but personally, the fig and honey butter board was my favorite! They are really simple ingredients but make a great combination.

Buffalo-Ranch Butter Board

Image shows a buffalo-ranch butter board with celery and carrot sticks next to it, as well as some bread slices.
What do you think about this combination?

I absolutely love buffalo-ranch foods, and this buffalo ranch butter board is not the exception. Pair it with some chicken wings for the ultimate mouth-watering experience!

Baklava Butter Board Recipe

Image shows a baklava butter board with bread and nuts next to it.
Sticky and sweet, a great combo!

If you love baklavas as much as I do, then you’ll fall in love with this baklava butter board recipe. It might look complicated to make, but it really is not. All you need is 5 simple ingredients.

Fall Inspired Butter Board

Image shows a fall-inspired butter board with oranges next to it for decoration and some slices of bread.
Love fall flavors? This recipe is for you!

This recipe to make a Fall-inspired butter board is here just in time for the chilly days! Creamy butter layered with a homemade cranberry compote, fresh sage, and a drizzle of honey. Heavenly!

Try our favorite butter recipes here

Now that you got some inspiration for the butter boards, I suggest you make your flavored butters too!

homemade butter recipe

pat of homemade butter on a white plate
If you like making everything hand-made and fresh, then you have to make your own butter too.

Level up your butter board with fresh homemade butter – it’s so easy!

Compound Herb Butter Recipe

herb butter
Flavored butter is literally game-changing.

Have you tried herb butter? Not only is it super easy to make, but it’s so fresh and tasty, it looks (and tastes) like it was made by a pro. Herb butter is a type of compound butter, which is a mixture of butter and other ingredients, like spices, fruits, and nuts.

Cinnamon Honey Butter Recipe

cinnamon butter with bread
And yes, sweet butter is a thing too!

I love sweet butter! It is so versatile and can be used in so many different recipes, like pancakes, crepes, and obviously, bread. Here’s a cinnamon honey butter recipe to sweeten up your butter board breakfasts.

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  1. Butter board is a bright idea! I can put all our family’s favorite butter recipes in one presentation. I’m making this for our Thanksgiving dinner.

  2. These are my favorites! Butter board is a perfect recipe for any occasion, so I am making this for our next family gathering. Exciting!

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