Happy Wednesday, y’all!
I have been enjoying beautiful charcuterie boards made by my husband for years now, but have always been intimidated to make one of my own! We prepared this one together and I found out that when you really get down to it, it’s pretty simple!
The following list serves as a basic guideline for ingredients to include:
– One hard cheese, one semi-soft cheese and one soft cheese
– A variety of cured or salty meats
– Chutney or jam and fruits to balance out the salty or savory meats & cheese. (The chutney here pairs great with the meats and crackers.)
– Olives or other pickled vegetables to serve as a palate cleanser between different meats and cheeses
– A dip (hummus or something similar) for a great savory “extra” to have with bread or crackers
– Crusty french bread, crackers, flatbread or toasted baguette
This specific board included the following:
Agriform Parmigiano Reggiano
Ile de France Brie
Boar’s Head Peppered Salame
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Carr’s Flatbread (Crackers)
Toasted baguette (from our grocer’s bakery)
Fischer & Wieser Cherry Apply Chutney
Babaganus (Eggplant Dip)
Olives (from our grocer’s olive bar)
Garnished with Rosemary
The hardest part of making this charcuterie board was the grocery shopping, and well, that could be because I really don’t like to grocery shop. As far as the appearance of the board, have fun! Play around with how the items are placed and go with what looks pleasing to the eye. As you can see, we like to place the meats around the outside of the board and use nuts and fruit to fill in extra spaces. We also like to space out the color so that the board has some cohesiveness. In the end, the food selection is key. If you get a wide variety, you are sure to please all palates.
Do you have a favorite food item for your board? We’d love to hear your ideas!
Have a great day, y’all and thanks so much for stopping by!