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Building The Perfect Charcuterie Board

The halls are decked, the mistletoe hung, the holiday festivities have officially begun! Whether you’re hosting or attending a holiday party, there is one thing you can count on to excite everyone: delicious food.

We have some signature dishes that are our go-to’s during this time of year, but nothing is as classic as a charcuterie board. Here is our six-step guide to help you build the perfect board for your holiday get-togethers:  

Step One: Find a board that suits your fancy. We recommend a large wooden cutting board to complement the colors of the meats, cheeses, and garnishes.

Step Two: Find a few different kinds of cheese that you enjoy. Include a few soft cheeses as well as a few hard cheeses to provide a balanced plate. For our board, we used herb goat cheese, brie, a Danish bleu, and cheddar.

Step Three: Choose different types of meat. We opted for prosciutto, salami and an assortment of other Italian meats. Including a pate isn’t a requirement, but it’s a great way to take your board to the next level.

Step Four: Select spreads that compliment your meats and cheese. Start with a base of mustard, jam, and honey.

Step Five: Break-out the bread, crackers, and other garnishes. We always include a simple baguette, crackers and a Gluten-Free option. For our garnishes, we added dried fruit for a pop of color.

Step Six: Plate. Slice your meats and cheeses into bite-size pieces and line them around the edge of the board. To add extra pizazz, roll the prosciutto. Place your bread, crackers, and garnishes into the gaps to create a full-platter. Voila! Now you have a dish guaranteed to wow. 

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  • Reply
    Les Wells
    January 31, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    That is also the perfect game day appetizer! I’m making it for Super Bowl this Sunday.

    • Reply
      February 1, 2018 at 8:07 am

      Let us know how it comes out, Les!

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