Sizzle Simmer Sauté – Be Mine Board is a sweet and savory treat

Jennifer Alexander Ruple

Serve up some love this Valentine’s Day with a heart-themed cheese and charcuterie board. Struck by Cupid’s arrow, this board is loaded with both sweet and savory treats. Build one to feed the whole family or create a smaller version just for two.

To build your Be Mine Board, begin with a heart-shaped dish or candy box. Arrange three types of cheese on the board – a hard, a soft and something spreadable. Near the center of the board, place a small bowl of fruit preserves or honey. Next, add the charcuterie – try pepperoni, salami and prosciutto. Fill in the extra spaces with fruit, assorted crackers and nuts. Garnish with a few sprigs of fresh herbs. Don’t forget to include some chocolatey treats for the finale.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


  • Heart plate: HomeGoods
  • Charcuterie: Sofo’s Italian Market
  • Fig Fruit Spread & Mike’s Hot Honey: Fresh Thyme
  • Chocolate coated pretzels & cookies: Target
  • Merlot & fresh mozzarella cheese: Sautter’s
  • Roasted Marcona almonds: Costco
  • Assorted crackers: Trader Joe’s

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