Charcuterie Cones DIY
Individual charcuterie cones are the perfect way to enjoy making and eating your charcuterie cones DIY. Making charcuterie in a cone is a great way to enjoy individual servings, no matter what your get-together is celebrating. This beautiful treat made in individual servings takes your adult launchable to a whole new level.
Traditional charcuterie boards are when you have a wooden board, or platter loaded down with your favorite sliced meats, cheeses, fruits, herbs, and sometimes even vegetables or dips.
A normal charcuterie board is usually prepared in an elegant manner, which tends to make the food taste even better.
This type of charcuterie board has gained theme and attention in recent years. But, if you’re looking for a way to minimize germs, making charcuterie available in individual servings, then making your own charcuterie cones is definitely the way to go.
Charcuterie cones are a fun twist to your traditional charcuterie boards and have also been dubbed the corona cone because everything is already prepared in individual servings.
Regardless of the reason for the get together, no matter if it’s a birthday party, holiday celebration, baby showers, or cocktail party, making a grazing table featuring these cute charcuterie cones as a beautiful treat. It is a great way to prepare your meat and cheeseboard.
This way your guests can simply grab one and go, it makes everything so much simpler. Plus, you can easily tailor the charcuterie cones to any specific food allergies that your guests may have.
Let’s get started by looking at the different ingredients you may want to have on hand in order to make these adorable charcuterie cones at home. We will also look at what you can use as the cone base for this appetizer.
Adorable Hand-Held Cones
Starting with the base of the cone is important. Typically, charcuterie cones are prepared in paper cones, but you could also use a waffle cone or another type of edible cone if desired.
However, if you’re looking for simple, your basic paper cone can be made using a variety of papers. Typically, when determining what kind of paper you want to use, think thick paper. You can use types of paper such as parchment paper, or computer paper to fold into the cone shape.
There is no need to spend a lot of money on paper cones, instead, you can easily make your own if desired. However, if you’re looking for it quick and simple you can also buy paper cones online, or sometimes from larger grocery stores.
Using skewers or bamboo sticks is another important item you will likely want to have on-hand for making charcuterie cones. Often you will only need one bamboo stick per cone to give it character and depth.
Next, using a variety of cheese in charcuterie is ideal. For these charcuterie cones, it does not have to be a fancy variety of cheese although you can use fancy cheeses if desired.
For charcuterie cones, you can also use your basic types of cheese, cut it into cubes, or slices then arrange it in your cone.
Some common types of charcuterie cheese to use include cheddar, Colby Jack, Gouda, gruyere, asiago, brie, Haveri, and Parmesan.
Then, different types of meat are also key in charcuterie. You can use any type of meat that is your favorite for charcuterie cones.
A few ideas for you include salami, prosciutto, capicola, pepperoni, smoked sausage, bacon, meatballs, ham, and chorizo.
Really though, when it comes to the type of meat to use in charcuterie cones, the sky is the limit. You can use whatever your favorite types of meats are.
Fresh fruit is another item that is usually mixed in with traditional charcuterie boards, and we recommend including it in charcuterie cones.
Some of the best types of fruit to include are berries, as they usually are incorporated the best.
Some of our favorites are green grapes, red grapes, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, black raspberries, blueberries, and mulberries. You could also include sliced fruit such as slices of pears, apples, peaches, or kiwi.
Fresh herbs add a splash of color to charcuterie. For instance, adding a sprig of rosemary helps to bring your cone to life and give it additional depth and character.
Adding herbs to charcuterie cones is entirely optional, but it is often a good idea if you would like to include them.
Other Great Foods
In addition to the basic cheese, meat, fruit, and herbs there are a few other types of foods that we like to include in charcuterie cones, which you might enjoy as well.
Some of these include pickles, olives, carrots, cucumbers, crackers, small slices of bread, or tiny breadstick-like crackers.
How to Make
Now, let’s jump into how to make DIY charcuterie cones. To start off, you will need to select a type of paper to make into a cute paper cone for each serving.
When the paper cone is made, you can begin by adding ingredients to the bottom of the cone. We have found that it often works best to rest the paper cone inside the bottom of a cup or glass so that it is held up as you work.
Begin by filling the paper cone with your desired ingredients, and the categories listed above.
How you fill the paper cone is entirely up to you. You can use your artistic flair to arrange the ingredients so that it is appealing to look at. Usually, you will only want to add one or two items of each type of food to the cone, since there is not a lot of room.
When the cones are filled as you wish, you can arrange them into a charcuterie bouquet, or set them in holders such as tall glasses, a bamboo cone holder, or even disposable cone holders.
Then serve right away and enjoy.
Tips and Tricks
Serve right away. Keep in mind if you’re not going to serve these cones right away, they should be stored in the refrigerator, because most of this food will spoil quickly if left at room temperature.
Make ahead. Charcuterie cones can be made in advance if desired. However, keep in mind depending on what types of food you’re adding to the charcuterie cones, you might not want to add them until the last minute, as some types of foods can make the paper wet and mushy.
How to Serve
Charcuterie cones can be made in advance and stored in the fridge. Once you’re ready to serve simply remove them from the fridge and serve them right away as your appetizer.
Charcuterie cones are prepared in individual serving sizes, so you don’t need to do anything fancy in order to serve this delicious appetizer.
At Room Temperature. Because charcuterie cones are made primarily of various types of meat and cheese, they should not be left at room temperature any longer than two hours when the room temperature is between 40°F and 90°F. After that they should be kept in the fridge.
However, if your room temperature is 90°F or above, your cones should remain at room temperature for no longer than one hour.
In the Fridge. No matter if you’re making the charcuterie cones in advance, or storing the leftovers, you will want to store the ingredients in the fridge.
The best way is to store the food in an airtight container, sealed in a plastic storage bag, or cover the prepared charcuterie cones with Saran wrap. Charcuterie cones can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days.
In addition to making individual charcuterie servings in paper cones, there are other ways you can prepare individual servings of the delicious meat and cheese spread.
Another easy and delicious way you can enjoy charcuterie in individual servings is by preparing them in cups. You can use disposable cups such as paper cups or plastic cups, or you can even use glasses to prepare individual serving sizes.
Individual Charcuterie Boards
Another way to prepare individual servings of charcuterie is by making individual charcuterie boards. This is likely to be a much more costly option since charcuterie boards are more expensive.
Another fun option is to prepare charcuterie right inside a wine glass. This allows you to enjoy your appetizer, then have your glasses ready to go.
Individual Charcuterie Boxes
The last option is to enjoy individual charcuterie in disposable boxes. This allows you to get the effect of a full charcuterie board, but it is filled with just enough for one person inside of a disposable box.
This makes it easy for your guests to serve themselves, and still enjoy the delicious goodie.
Beautiful Charcuterie Cone
Making charcuterie into a beautiful cone is a great option for individual appetizers. This allows you to create a charcuterie board, in a fun way that your guests can simply enjoy individual servings of your favorite goodies.
There are so many delicious options of food you can include in charcuterie cones, we have outlined a few options, but basically, the sky is the limit so feel free to get creative and make adorable charcuterie cones that fit your get-together perfectly.