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Butter boards: What is it, and how to create one

Every now and then, a true treasure emerges from TikTok. Hostess with the most-est, take note right this moment: the advent of the 'butter board' is upon us.

What exactly is a butter board? The term might have been a foreign one till recently, when a viral TikTok video, well, made it viral. A butter board looks like a charcuterie board, but instead of cured meat of choice and cheeses, all of that is replaced with butter. But not just butter, it's seasoned fat with fancy condiments such as herbs, honey, fruits, nuts, truffle oil, edible flowers if you so wish, and more. The board can look like the most aesthetic item on the dining table, and guests tuck into the butter board communal style with the bread of choice.

The Viral Butter Charcuterie Board with Fresh Herbs, Micro Greens, Organic Honey and Toasted Baguette Slices on a Bamboo Cutting Board
Butter charcuterie board with fresh herbs, micro-greens, organic honey and toasted baguette slices on a bamboo cutting board (Photo: Gettyimages)

How do I create a butter board at home for my next dinner party?

Well first, you'll need the best butter you can find in the market, since it is the bread and butter (heh) of the entire idea! And French butter is the way to go, IMHO.

Le Gall Drum Churning Butter With Sea Salt Gueranda, 250g

Le Gall Drum Churning Butter With Sea Salt Gueranda, 250g (Photo: Amazon)
Le Gall Drum Churning Butter With Sea Salt Gueranda, 250g (Photo: Amazon)

Paysan Breton Salted Butter, 250g - Chilled

Paysan Breton Salted Butter, 250g - Chilled (Photo: Amazon)
Paysan Breton Salted Butter, 250g - Chilled (Photo: Amazon)

With butter settled, it's time to find a pretty board to start piling your seasoning and garnishes on! Leave the butter to soften at room temperature so it’s easier to mix in your condiments and smear across the board.

Food Serving Platter

Food Serving Platter (Photo: Amazon)
Food Serving Platter (Photo: Amazon)

Tsuru Seasonal Japanese Tableware Collection Serving Dish With Handle

Tsuru Seasonal Japanese Tableware Collection Serving Dish With Handle (Photo: Robinsons)
Tsuru Seasonal Japanese Tableware Collection Serving Dish With Handle (Photo: Robinsons)

Acacia Wood Cheese Board Serving Platter with Metal Handles

Acacia Wood Cheese Board Serving Platter with Metal Handles (Photo: Amazon)
Acacia Wood Cheese Board Serving Platter with Metal Handles (Photo: Amazon)

Cloud Shape Serving Board

Cloud Shape Serving Board (Photo: Amazon)
Cloud Shape Serving Board (Photo: Amazon)

The original recipe added sea salt, nuts, herbs, and honey, but really, the sky is your limit. I am partial towards truffle honey and dried or fresh figs, a combination that always incite praises.

Truffle Hill Truffle Honey

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Truffle Hill Truffle Honey. Lazada's got the cheapest option across the shopping platforms! Thank me later! (Photo: Lazada)
Truffle Hill Truffle Honey (Photo: Lazada)

Maldon Salt, Sea Salt Flakes, 8.5 oz (240 g), Kosher, Natural, Handcrafted, Gourmet, Pyramid Crystals

Maldon Salt, Sea Salt Flakes, 8.5 oz (240 g), Kosher, Natural, Handcrafted, Gourmet, Pyramid Crystals (Photo: Amazon)
Maldon Salt, Sea Salt Flakes, 8.5 oz (240 g), Kosher, Natural, Handcrafted, Gourmet, Pyramid Crystals (Photo: Amazon)

100% Natural Dried Rose Cornflower Sunflower Gillyflower Mixes

100% Natural Dried Rose Cornflower Sunflower Gillyflower Mixes (Photo: Lazada)
100% Natural Dried Rose Cornflower Sunflower Gillyflower Mixes (Photo: Lazada)

NATURE'S WONDERS Baked Macadamias And Cashew Nuts

Nature's Wonders Baked Macadamias And Cashew Nuts (Photo: Lazada)
Nature's Wonders Baked Macadamias And Cashew Nuts (Photo: Lazada)

Let's not stop there, why not make it a full charcuterie board AND butter board at the same time? You can place some of your smoked meat favourites such as ham, sausages, salami, proscuitto, or even some fruits and herbs of choice on the same platter if it's big enough. The world (or really, the supermarket you shop at) is your limit, so go on and be creative with your butter board!

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