This post is sponsored by Fiorucci Foods. All opinions are my own. 
It's no secret that I love to entertain at our tiny little space. One of my must-haves at any and all get togethers is a Charcuterie board. I know, I couldn't be more obvious with my choice. It's basically an essential when it comes to picnic outings and entertaining. But I got to thinking: what would be some amazing ingredients to make a Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board for a last minute dinner option during the first month of school? Because let's be real: we're running around like maniacs with meet-the-teacher nights, after-school classes kicking off and well, homework. The last thing I want to do is fire up the oven and go gourmet. Enter Fiorucci Paninos for the win on kid-friendly foods. The boys love them and they have been slipping them into their backpacks for city excursions, park visits and of course, their lunch boxes. They're super easy to open and are perfect for on-the-go.


So naturally, I figured they'd work amazingly, and they didn't disappoint. I asked both boys to lend me a hand and help pick out some of their favorites for putting together the board and of course they came up with amazing picks that blew us all out of the water once we dug in...


A few key items (in their eyes) when it came to creating a Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board included cornichons (mini pickles), olives, fruit, veggies and crackers of the kidz variety. We went with Cheez-its because one: CHEESE, and two: everyone loves a good cheese cracker. Next, we added a few varieties of the Panino selection: Pepperoni, Salami and Prosciutto. These, I halved and placed them on the board.
One thing I've learned after some trial and error is that it's best to start from the outside and work your way in. I started with the Panino on the edges and then filled my way in with sweet and savory selects like melon, peppers, sliced apples and bread slices (you'll noticed I skipped nuts in favor of dried snap peas: they have the same crunch without the allergy, so it's a great option for nut-free families).


This was such a success. I think it's especially great for little ones who want to get involved but might not be ready for the responsibility of the stovetop and oven. They can get creative with their selects and dig in to a filling, last-minute dinner creation.


Ingredients Used:
Fiorucci Panino - Salami, Pepperoni and Prosciutto
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Cantaloupe
Dried Snap Peas
Cornichons
Sliced Apples
Cheez-Its
Sliced French Bread
Olive varieties
Mini Sweet Peppers
Grape Hierloom Tomatoes