How to make charcuterie cones

close up image of three charcuterie cones in a holder

How to make charcuterie cones

Charcuterie cones are a new food trend - adorable hand-held cones filled that look like little bouquets, and the perfect way to enjoy your typical grazing board ingredients without touching the same ingredients as everyone else!

If you own a mobile device and spend any time of social media you've seen charcuterie cones (aka charcuterie cups or the corona cone)

Last year my individual charcuterie boards became popular and I've been making them ever since. But, instead of serving individual boards, these are served in individual servings - typically paper cones. And are a great way to serve yummy food in an adorable way.

close up image of three charcuterie cones in a holder

Hostess tips:

Since I originally created this post I had the wonderful opportunity to host several events that required charcuterie cones! And the following tips helped me present it in a gorgeous way.

Tip 1: Go ahead and get a bamboo cone holder.  It makes transporting and displaying your cones so much easier. The first time I actually served them did not have this and used an antique cup holder (as pictured above) and it worked fine, however a bamboo cone holder allows you to hold 12 at a time and keeps your charcuterie cones steady and upright.

Tip 2: Prepare your cones in your bamboo cone holder prior to your event by placing individual cone papers into the slots. Use high quality cones, like actual ice cream cones, or these wood cones, that aren't just a flimsy piece of paper. This prevents your cones from getting wet and soggy.

What to include in charcuterie cones:

Tools you need to make charcuterie cones:

  • Sturdy cones, you can use paper but make sure they're double wrapped! - my favorites are linked below
  • Bamboo stick for giving height to short items - like olives, pickles, fruit
  • Something to help cones stand up, like a cone holder or mason jar - my favorites are linked below!

How to assemble a charcuterie cone for the best visual appeal:

Start with choosing your cone. Either purchase ice cream cones, disposable wood cones (my favorite) or use some pretty paper cones. Simply folding parchment paper works just fine if you don't have a premade cone option. If using paper options, be sure to double up because they may get soggy and won't be as sturdy to keep your charcuterie items upright.

photo of woman's hands adding paper cone into glass to hold the cone upright

Next, add your tallest items like tall crackers, breadsticks, biscotti, or bread.

woman's hand adding breadstick to a charcuterie cone

From there, add a few nuts or piece of dried fruit like raisins to add height. Add some fresh herbs or organic edible flowers  on top of that for a touch of color and garnish.

charcuterie cones with freshly added rosemary

Add hard cheeses in various shapes and sizes to a bamboo stick. Cheese that's too soft will dampen your cone. We love cheddar, gouda and Colby jack in our cones.

woman's hands adding cheese into charcuterie cone

Add seasonal fresh fruit, vegetable, pickled food or olives of choice. Use your bamboo skewers to add height if needed, so they don't get lost in the cone.

Charcuterie cones with fresh cranberry skewers

Finally, if you want, add in your cured meat of choice. A salami rose would be a beautiful addition. In this cone, I added summer sausage for the winter season.

Charcuterie cone with salami

And there you have it! It's that simple to assemble a beautiful charcuterie cone!

Charcuterie cone with salami

How to make charcuterie cones

Yield: 6 charcuterie cones
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Charcuterie cones are a new food trend - adorable hand-held cones filled that look like little bouquets, and the perfect way to enjoy your typical grazing board ingredients without touching the same ingredients as everyone else!

Ingredients

  • 12 bread sticks or crackers
  • 2 variety of cheeses in various cuts
  • 6 bunches of fresh herbs
  • 6 skewers of fresh seasonal fruit
  • 6 slices of cured meat of choice

Instructions

    • Assemble your cone.
    • Add your tallest items like crackers or breadstick.
    • Add some fresh herbs or organic edible flowers for a touch of color and garnish
    • Add hard cheeses in various shapes and sizes
    • Add some fresh herbs or organic edible flowers  for a touch of color and garnish
    • Add hard cheeses in various shapes and sizes
    • Add seasonal fresh fruit, vegetable, or pickled food of choice. Use skewers to add height if needed, so they don't get lost in the cone. 
    • Add in meat of choice

    Notes

    Use skewers to give short items height so they don't get lost in the cone.

    Serve immediately after assembling.

    Use hard cheese and dry ingredients to prevent your cone from becoming wet.

    Nutrition Information
    Yield 6 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 157Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 20mgSodium 367mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 8g

    The nutrition information in this recipe will vary based on what specific ingredients you choose to add

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