Wow your friends and family or add finesse to a Friday night Netfilx with a gorgeous and delicious charcuterie board. There’s no hard rule for making a board, These instagrammable displays of meat, cheese and other snacks are a cinch to pull together and can be easily customized to suit both the occasion and your taste. Whether you are looking to pull together a quick afternoon snack or a hearty picturesque platter for a dinner party, you’re sure to impress by following these easy steps to make your perfect charcuterie board.There’s no hard rule for making a board.
- Gouda with Truffle
- Brillat Savarin
- Comte, 18 Months
- Gruyere Suisse Reserve
- Serrano Ham
- Artisan Dry Mini Sausage
- Ramon Pena Small Sardines in Olive Oil
The backbone of a typical charcuterie board is a selection of cheese and meats. Start by picking out at least three cheeses for your board. Adding a variety of cheese wedges with contrasting textures such as a hard cheese like aged gouda or cheddar, a soft cheese like brie and a blue cheese is sure to satisfy every guest.
Next, add a few thinly sliced cured meats such as prosciutto, ham and pancetta to your board. Arrange them in loose rolls or lay them flat on the board for easy access. You can also add some fresh veggies such as bell pepper slices, baby tomatoes, olives and tiny pickles for a healthy (or salty) touch.
Last fill the board with snacks, such as
- Crackers or sliced bread
- Dried fruit and nuts
- Jam and other spreads
- Olives or pickles
- Breadsticks or baguette slices