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A Guide to Charcuterie Boards

Date: August 30, 2023
Category: Blog

Charcuterie boards are beautiful, tasty and perfect for any occasion. This guide to charcuterie boards showcases a variety of fresh fruits, meats, cheeses, and other delicious ingredients, allowing for a board customized to your liking. Whether you’re looking to impress at your next get-together or create the ideal snack to enjoy with your family, charcuterie boards are the perfect answer.

A typical charcuterie board will include:

  • Salami (dry-cured sausage)
  • Prosciutto (cured ham)
  • Cantaloupe melon with prosciutto wrapped around it

The word “charcuterie” comes from French and means “butchery”.

Building Your Perfect Charcuterie Board

A charcuterie board is a great way to showcase your favorite meats, cheeses and spreads. Here are some examples of what you can put on your board:

  • Meat: Prosciutto, salami and ham are all delicious options for slicing thinly and serving with some bread as well as crackers or breadsticks. If you want something more exotic but equally delicious, try sausage!
  • Cheese: Choose from soft cheeses like brie or goat cheese; hard cheeses like cheddar; blue cheese (if you’re feeling adventurous); or even feta! You can also use these meats and cheeses as the base of any dip or spread that you make at home since they pair well together so well!
  • Fruit: Apples are always good additions because they pair well with most everything else but they don’t overpower any other flavors too much either so feel free to experiment with other kinds too! Cherries work really well too–they’re sweet yet tart which means no matter what kind of meat/cheese combination you end up using them with it’ll taste amazing together.”

Making a Statement: Charcuterie Boards for Every Occasion

A charcuterie board is the perfect centerpiece for a dinner party, or just any old day! Charcuterie boards can be as simple or complex as you want them to be. If you’re looking for something simple, just get some deli meats and cheeses and call it a day. But if your heart is set on creating something more elaborate (and delicious), here are some ideas:

  • Use a variety of different meats, such as prosciutto cotto (cooked ham), speck (smoked pork) and soppresatta (Italian dry salami). You can also add cured salmon or chicken pastrami for those who might want something lighter than meat-heavy options like prosciutto cotto.*
  • Add complementary items like pickled vegetables and olives.* Consider adding fruit preserves such as fig jam or apricot butter to add sweetness without overwhelming the other flavors on your board.* Consider using different breads than plain white ones – try whole wheat sourdough rolls instead!

Elevate Your Hosting Skills: Join Our Charcuterie Board Workshop

In the workshop, you will learn how to create and style your very own board time and time again! Join us at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park for a fun filled evening where you will learn how to professionally style a charcuterie board and WOW your house guests, family, and friends!

You will learn:
• How to cut assorted fruits.
• How to fold a variety of meats.
• Cheese-cutting techniques.
• & more!

Price is $70 per person.

Date: September 30th

Time: 6pm – 8pm

More information here.

So there you have it, a guide to charcuterie boards and their rich history.They are an amazing way to bring people together and can be used for so many occasions! Hopefully, this article has inspired you to try making your own board or at least adding one to your home decor, and if you ever need a comprehensive guide to charcuterie boards, you know where to look.”

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