Butter boards are the new charcuterie board and we have TikTok to thank for that
Swirls of softened butter. Need we say more?
If you’ve been lurking within the world of foodtok (read: food TikTok) recently, then you may have seen the butter board phenomenon. And, if you haven’t… or you’re just as confused as we were when this first graced our screens - let us explain.
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What are butter boards?
A butter board: swirls of softened butter topped with deliciously colourful toppings paired with freshly cut bread.
Coined the new charcuterie board by many food creators on the platform, a butter board was first brought to our attention by the creator Justine Doiron (@justine_snacks) when she posted a TikTok of her jaw-dropping (and easy) butter board recipe, gaining 7.8 million views in just five days.
Simply put, we (and the rest of TikTok) are *obsessed*.
Move over morsels of cheese and cured meats (although, charcuterie boards will always hold a *very* special place in our hearts), butter boards have entered the chat.
What toppings should I use on my butter board?
If there was a perfect time to say “the sky’s the limit”, it’s now. You can top your butter board with practically anything you want.
Dollop some fruit preserve, sprinkle crushed nuts for some crunch, spoon some honey for a hint of sweetness, coarse sea salt, a drizzle of EVOO and top with fresh berries and edible flowers for some colour and…*chef’s kiss*.
What are the best boards to make a butter board on?
With your favourite toppings chosen, we need a good base for your butter board. From classic wooden serving boards to delicate ceramic platters, we’ve rounded up our edit of the best platters to use that are butter board-approved.
The best platters and serving boards to use for your butter board
Janet GuanJanet is a senior shopping content producer across various digital brands at Are Media including Better Homes and Gardens, New Idea, Who, Homes to Love, Now to Love, ELLE, marie claire and Gourmet Traveller. When she’s not finding new trinkets for her humble abode, you’ll most likely find her sipping wine next to a homemade charcuterie board.