Have you ever attended a charcuterie workshop? If not, it’s time to give one a try! Charcuterie workshops are growing in popularity, and as people learn how to prepare this tasty treat, they’re also getting to know each other in the process, whether that’s through the food or simply through friendly conversation. Make sure to stay informed through my Instagram to find out when the next workshop is to attend! In the meantime, this article will help you become more familiar with what you need to know about making the perfect charcuterie board.
What is a charcuterie board?
A charcuterie board is a fancy spread of cured meats and cheeses. It’s typically served in restaurants before a meal, but it can also be used as an hors d’oeuvre at your next dinner party.
There are dozens of types of charcuterie boards, which are typically a combination of dried and cured meats (typically pork), cheeses, fruits, nuts and spreads. The size of your board will depend on how many people you plan on serving; a good rule of thumb is 1-2 ounces per person. There are two primary ways to create your board: by ingredient or by region. A good charcuterie board will have an assortment of ingredients from different countries; don’t be afraid to mix up flavors!
Customizing your own charcuterie board
You may have been invited to a friend’s house for a casual gathering, or you might be planning your own event at home. Either way, it’s a great idea to offer guests a selection of savory bites in addition to wine and beer. A nice charcuterie board can make your shindig stand out from other gatherings — and make you look like an expert party planner, too!
Putting together a charcuterie board is an art and requires a lot of work. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create your own charcuterie board that’s sure to impress your guests.
In addition, a charcuterie board can make an impressive centerpiece for your next party. Not only does it serve as an easy appetizer, but it’s also a great way to show off some of your hosting skills!
Step by step guide on how to make your own
There are many different types of charcuterie boards, but they all follow roughly the same format. First, prepare a selection of cheeses you’ll want to serve, 1-3 varieties is usually plenty. Then, you’ll add your cured meats and you can even throw in some smoked salmon! Finally, serve with jams, preserves, and/or pickles; fresh fruit is also a great addition. To create your board in an organized fashion (and avoid crossing contaminate boundaries), use slotted serving trays or cheese boards with separate compartments for each component. Now that you have all your ingredients together, just start placing the ingredients however you see fit! The best part about a charcuterie board, is that no board is identical! These boards are simply art you can eat, so have fun with it – be creative, make it your own!
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