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Make a Charcuterie Board for Under $25

I don't know about you, but a charcuterie board is a perfectly respectable dinner option. Right?! Right. I love putting together a board and eating every last thing on there as a meal. I know the thought of putting a board together can seem a little overwhelming. Where do you start? What do you buy? The question list could go on and on but I'm going to try and answer most of those questions and spell it out simply! I got all of these items at Trader Joe's but they can also be found at any grocery store.

I laid out all of the items used for this board but I forgot a few things as I was assembling the board that aren't pictured here.

So, let's see if I can remember all of the tips that @tallycheeseboards told us at the workshop I took last month.

Tip 1- You want to start with a focal point. For me this time it was a mini pumpkin. I thought it was cute for fall. You could also make the focal point some sort of spread or dip!

Tip 2- Start with the cheese. Since the board I'm using for this post is small (made for 2-4 people), I only bought one type of cheese. But typically you'd arrange the cheese first around the board. You can leave it in its wedge shape or pre-slice it. Personally, I like having some sliced and some cheeses left as a w