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Holiday Charcuterie Board

Nothing says holiday season gathering quite like a good charcuterie board! These are a great dish to bring to any party or for hosting one yourself because they’re easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. Here are a few tips to make sure your charcuterie board has all the right fixings and is just as decorative as it is delicious!

FINDING THE RIGHT BOARD First let’s start off with the board itself. A nice looking wood cutting board or bowl are always a great option. You can even use a couple of them pushed together depending on how extravagant your board is going to be. Next, the ingredients…the best part for me about putting together a charcuterie board is that you can be as creative as you want with it. There are a few staples when starting off the board, and then your personal preferences can branch off from there. One good rule of thumb when building your board is to make sure that you have a good mix of sweet and savory. _____

THE STAPLES The first staple ingredient and most important to me would be CHEESE. For a normal size charcuterie board, anywhere between 2-3 different kinds of cheese are ideal. It’s also good to mix up the types of cheese, maybe one soft, one semi-firm and one firm with varying boldness in flavors. Next, some sort of bread and a couple cracker options are important. The last main staple of a good board is the meat. As far as the meat goes, prosciutto and salami are always a hit.