Valentine’s Day is a holiday built on high expectations and it is so hard to deliver. This year, I’ve made it very easy. Follow this step-by-step guide to building the perfect Valentine’s Day grazing board to share with your sweetie. The materials cost $50 and are all from Trader Joe’s. This is a one stop shop board. You can do this! Tag #cheatsandmeeses on your creations so I can see your beautiful board.
How to build it…
Trader Joe’s Shopping List
Fruit and Nut Crisp Crackers ($3.99)
Sliced Salami de Parma ($4.99)
Sliced Prosciutto ($3.99)
Giant Chalkidiki olives ($2.29)
Blackberries 12oz. ($3.69)
Blue Stilton ($5.28)
Old Amsterdam Gouda ($5.88)
Marcona Almonds ($5.99)
Goat Brie Mini Wheel ($2.99)
Sweetened dried lemon slices ($2.29)
Herb Rosemary ($1.69)
Spray Roses not edible ($4.99)
Trader Joe’s Total: $50.35
Note: Two extra Items not included in this list.
- Honeycomb from Savannah Bee Company. You can purchase here for $12.75 or a larger one on Amazon for $21.61
- Conversation hearts can be purchased at any drug store or on Amazon
***A reminder about edible flowers. Flowers sold in the herb section are truly edible. Even though a flower is technically an edible flower and sold in the florist section of the grocery store, it should not be eaten- they have many chemicals and pesticides on them.
I used an 8×10 rectangular board. I recommend that you use any board you have on hand and cut a piece of wax paper or use painter’s tape of those dimensions to use as a guide to build your board on a larger board. If you want to buy a similarly sized board, I recommend this one from H&M.
The final result…