How to Make a Gourmet Butter Board

tick tock can’t get enough of butter boards right now and we’re on board. But how can you take your butter board game to a gourmet level? Read on for tips on how to make the best, most delicious gourmet butter boards and win on the web.

There really is nothing wrong with the current butter board trend buzzing the minds of food tiktokers around the world. It consists of a wooden board smothered in room-temperature butter, sprinkled with spices, spices, herbs, and other delicious ingredients, and served with fresh bread for people to spread it on. It’s a buttery-smooth take on the charcuterie trend that emerged during the pandemic, and one that’s easy on the wallet, but no less satisfying, given the rising costs of charcuterie and fancy cheeses. And when done well, it can be impressive.

Like bread and olive oil, bread and butter is delicious when made well. The butter board puts butter at the center of the table and not just the side dishes that are added to the main course. The French understand the value of butter and enrich it in many ways with their compound butter.

On the other hand, the compounded butter trend is in full swing tick tock Iconic Channel – Everything butter. But the butter board trend doesn’t call for compound butter. All it takes is high-quality butter and a few well-chosen ingredients to enhance the flavor.

What are the best butter board combinations?

There are no limits to the choice of ingredients for your butter board, but some of the most popular combinations that are trending right now are:

honey and coriander

Fresh Mint Leaves, Honey, Freshly Ground Coriander, Freshly Ground Cardamom, Fresh Basil Leaves, Maldon Sea Salt.

coriander and chili

Fresh cilantro, chilies, fresh parsley, Maldon sea salt, chili oil or chili flakes, caramelized red onions.

Roasted garlic and rosemary

Roasted Garlic Cloves, Roasted Rosemary Leaves, Maldon Sea Salt, Lemon Zest, Freshly Ground Black Pepper.

figs and mint

Fresh chopped figs, honey, mint leaves, cinnamon.

maple and bacon

Maple syrup, fried bacon (you can fry the bacon and add the fat to the butter beforehand if you like), pecans.

Sweet and spicy Asian

Roasted Fresh Garlic, Chili Oil, Cashew Nuts, Arugula.

This is how you become a gourmet with your butter board

In general, the butter board trend calls for mass-produced, packaged butter to which ingredients like salt, herbs, bacon, maple syrup, and lemon zest are added. The first thing you can do to level up your butter board game is to make your own butter.

How to make your own butter


Once you’ve made your own butter, you’ll never look back – you’ll definitely feel the difference. You need to start with full-fat cream, and that means getting your hands on the absolute best quality cream you can get. Stay away from the supermarket if you can, and instead speak directly to dairy farmers or cheesemongers at your local farmer’s market. They will tell you how to get the good stuff.

Once you’ve sourced your full-fat, preferably pasteurized, cream, you can follow these simple steps to make your own butter. Let the cream come to room temperature. Then place it in a container with an airtight lid. You can invest in a home butter churn, but you don’t really need it. Then the hard part – shake the cream as hard as you can. You really need to work your arms here and you may need to get the family involved. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes for the fat and liquid to separate. Once the butter has formed, you need to filter it through cheesecloth or fine muslin. You can reserve the whey for baking in place of milk or water in a recipe (you can add salt at this point if you prefer salted butter). The butter can then be rolled into a classic stick in parchment paper and kept in the fridge for about two hours. After that it is ready to eat.

How to make your own sourdough


The bread is the other important element, and if you can make your own sourdough bread, all the better. Here’s everything you need to know to get started with your sourdough starter. Many tried it during the pandemic and have let it die ever since. Every tie is a good time to get a new starter active, all it takes is flour, water, time and love. Once a sourdough appetizer is simmering, you’re ready to start baking your own bread – recipe here.

How to make a butter board

You should choose a clean cutting board to display your butter board. It would be best to buy a brand new one to make sure it’s clean, not riddled with bacteria, and that it doesn’t have any lingering flavors. Choose a polished olive wood board. They can be expensive, but they are beautiful to look at and very durable. It will accompany you for years and will be used very well.

Spread the butter liberally on the wooden cutting board, sprinkle over flakes of Maldon sea salt, lemon zest and any combination of ingredients. Serve with warm, fresh sourdough bread and enjoy.

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