Charcuterie cones are a fun way to serve individual charcuterie to guests. All of the food is contained in a cute little cone for snacking.
Whether you’re hosting a large cocktail party or just a girls’ night, these charcuterie cones are the perfect snack. Guests hold their individual cones, so there is no sharing food from a large board. Charcuterie cones look sophisticated but are simple to create.
Try combining your favorite charcuterie ingredients into an adorable cone for your next gathering.
What is a Charcuterie Cone?
Charcuterie cones are cones made with food-safe paper and filled with charcuterie. A charcuterie cone is a fun way to serve individual charcuterie to guests. Place the on food picks and arrange the picks inside food-safe paper cones. These cones are easy to hold. They cut down on cleanup. And of course, they’re delicious!
What Foods Are in These Charcuterie Cones?
- Mini Toasts: These are a delicious alternative to crackers. Mini toasts are crunchy pieces of bread, like a crouton but softer. They also look like toast.
- Cheddar Cheese: Cheddar cheese is a great cheese for individual cones. It’s hard, so it’s perfect for sticking with food picks. And it’s a pretty universally liked cheese.
- Salami: The salami pairs well with cheeses, fruit, and salty snacks. Which is perfect for a charcuterie cone.
- Olives: Olives add a great touch of salty and briny flavor.
- Sweet Petite Pickles: Sweet pickles complement the other flavors of the cones perfectly.
- Blackberries: All charcuterie boards need a little touch of sweetness. Blackberries are perfect for sticking on food picks.
- Strawberries: Strawberries pair beautifully with cheddar cheese, salami, and sweet pickles.
How to Assemble Charcuterie Cones
Do not let these charcuterie cones intimidate you! Making them is incredibly simple. It’s just a matter of adding food to a food pick.
How to Make the Cones
Use food-safe paper to create the cones. Roll the paper on a diagonal to form a cone. Then use double-sided tape to hold the cones together. Or purchase the paper cones already assembled.
Arrange the Food Picks
Next, arrange the food on bamboo food picks. The food picks are slightly thicker and longer than a toothpick. Blend the different flavors of the foods so they complement each other.
Combination 1: Place an olive on a food pick, then a cube of cheese, followed by folded salami, and then another olive or a sweet pickle. Alternate the order of snacks to change the appearance.
Combination 2: Place a berry on a food pick, then cheese, then another berry.
Fill the bottom of each cone with 3-4 mini toasts. Then place three food picks filled with charcuterie into each cone. Use picks with different combinations of snacks to diversify the look of the cones.
Fill any remaining space with sprigs of rosemary, extra chunks of cheese, or berries. Full charcuterie cones are visually more appealing. Rosemary immediately elevates the charcuterie and makes it look higher-end.
Serve the cones laying down on a platter. Your guests select a full cone to carry with them as they snack.
Another option is using a cone display. These are usually called ice cream cone holders. They are often acrylic or bamboo.
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Alternative Food Ideas for Charcuterie Cones
These charcuterie cones are made with classic charcuterie elements. That includes cheeses, cured meats, savory veggies, and fruit. Some additional food ideas include:
- Brie bites
- Mozzarella balls
- Gouda cubes
- Apple slices
- Grape tomatoes
More Charcuterie and Snack Ideas
- Kraft paper for food square sheets
- double sided tape to hold the cones together
- bamboo food picks
- mini toasts
- cheese cubes
- mini pickles
- Assemble paper cones using kraft paper squares and double-sided tape. Or use premade cones.
- Add cheese, olives, salami, blackberries, strawberries, and mini pickles to food picks. Change the order and combinations.
- Fill the bottom of the cones with mini toasts.
- Then place three loaded food picks in the cones.
- Tuck in a few sprigs of rosemary for garnish.