How to assemble the best charcuterie board to impress your guests
Meat and cheese boards or charcuterie boards are great for relaxed, no stress summer entertaining. You can load them up with all your favorite cheese, cured meats, fruit, nuts and spreads. Top off the board with some wine and you’ll have happy guests!
The best thing about serving a charcuterie board at your party is that you can keep it simple or dress it up with fresh or dried fruits, a variety of artisan breads and crackers, olives, spreads like honey, preserves or jams. Here are four charcuterie board essentials for your next social distancing party:
- Sweet – Include fresh or dried fruit such as grapes, strawberries, dates, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, and figs. Spreads like apricot jam, fig spread, and jellies can be sweet too!
- Savoury – Have at least three different varieties of meat and cheese for your savoury portion. Our favourites are mozzarella, blue cheese, brie, prosciutto, salami, and ham.
- Salty – It’s important to remember that when you add cured meats to your board, they will be salty. To add variety be sure to use salty cheeses, crackers, and nuts.
- Spicy – Using spicy spreads or cheeses like habanero pepper jelly or pepper jack cheese can add heat to your board. Be sure to let your guests know there will be a kick!
Are you vegan or vegetarian or are you hosting a vegan dinner party? Load up your board with a rainbow of veggies, fruits, hummus, and vegan cheese.
Remember to pair your charcuterie board with wine! To see a wide variety of our wine with pairings please visit our website. To bring out the fruity side be sure to include orange marmalade with the cheese on your charcuterie board.