Have you heard of a butter board? If you haven’t before, now you have. And I assure you — it’s going to change the name of your hosting game. Think a charcuterie board, but with butter in lieu of meats, and accompaniments such as garlic, chilli oil and figs replacing cheese, olives and grapes. Lastly, served with warm and crispy sourdough slices, which you and your guests will use to mop up the sinful butter and toppings.
Perfect as a centerpiece for parties, even the fanciest of butter boards are more affordable to put together than a charcuterie board. And it’s up to you to make the board entirely your own, as pretty much anything — sweet, savoury or umami — pairs fantastically with butter. So it’s up to you to make it an appetiser to whet everyone’s appetite, or as a sweet ending to a satisfying meal.
Ahead, we’ve gathered some inspo for you to construct your very own butter board.