Blossoming Delights: Elevating Cheese and Charcuterie with Edible Flowers

Welcome to the world of blossoming delights, where we're all about elevating your cheese and charcuterie experience with the exquisite addition of edible flowers.


nasturcium edible flower

Attention To Detail:

At Simple Life Things, our passion for fine, artisanal cheeses and premium charcuterie shines through in every meticulously crafted board we create right here in the heart of Los Angeles. But what truly sets our boards apart? It's the attention to detail and the artful incorporation of edible flowers that not only add a stunning visual appeal but also infuse a burst of nuanced flavors into every bite.

The Perfect Edible Flowers:

Let's delve into the art of growing and pairing edible flowers to create a cheese and charcuterie spread that's as stunning as it is delicious.

It all starts with selecting the right varieties of blooms. Think nasturtiums for a peppery kick, pansies for a subtle sweetness, violas for their delicate sweet perfume  flavor, calendulas for a hint of earthiness, and borage for a refreshing cucumber note. These blossoms not only complement the flavors of your cheeses and meats but also add a vibrant pop of color to your board. Your local garden center such as Armstrong will have great options for planting in your garden.

viola edible flowers

Not All Flowers Are Edible:

It is important to note that not all flowers are edible, for a flower to be deemed safe for consumption, it must have been grown organically and free from pesticides. If you have a garden, cultivating these blooms from seeds can be incredibly fulfilling. 

How To Create Your Own Edible Garden:

To cultivate your own edible flower garden, designate a section of your garden or a pot specifically for these beauties. Ensure they bask in plenty of sunlight and are planted in well-drained soil.

Another idea is to include aromatic herbs like lavender and thyme or vegetables like broccoli in your garden and let them blossom. Their blooms can add a vibrant touch to all your platters.and be perfect companions for your edible flowers.

Pairing Your Edible Flowers + Cheese Boards:

Don't underestimate the power of visual harmony; complement the colors of your blooms with the textures and hues of your cheeses and cured meats for a feast that delights both the palate and the eyes. As a final flourish, garnish your cheeses with delicate blossoms or strategically arrange them on your charcuterie board for a touch of sophistication that's as flavorful as it is elegant.

The Finishing Touches:

To truly elevate your board:

  • consider sprinkling our edible flower sprinkles adding pops of floral color notes over your cheeses.
  • Lavender-infused honey or a hint of violet adds a delightful sweetness that pairs impeccably with various cheese profiles.
  • And for an extra special touch, experiment with floral-infused beverages like infused water or botanical cocktails to complete your sophisticated spread.


cheese board with edible flowers

At Simple Life Things, we're passionate about unlocking the potential of edible blooms and letting them weave their magic into our cheese and charcuterie boards. Join us in celebrating the art of blossoming delights and the joy they bring to our shared passion for fine, flavorful spreads!