HOW TO MAKE A CHARCUTRIE BOARD

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HOW TO MAKE A CHARCUTRIE BOARD


 

Charcuterie is basically the art of making an assembling of meat and cheese platter, and today I’m gonna show you step by step how to make the ultimate cheeseboard. This is a crowd-pleaser and it’s easier than you think. So, let’s get started.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • Meats:
  • 8 oz salami
  • 2 oz prosciutto
  • 2 oz dried coppa
  • Fruit:
  • 2 cups grapes, cut into sections
  • 2 cups strawberries or figs
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 apple or pear
  • Pickled Items:
  • 1/3 cup green olives, pitted
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1 cup baby dill pickles, (or Gerkins)
  • Cheeses:
  • 8 oz brie cheese
  • 6 oz manchego cheese, cut into thin slices
  • 8 oz triple cream cheese (Bourgogne), (sold at Costo as a 16 oz)
  • 12 oz fresh mozzarella balls, (marinated)
  • 8 oz Vermont white cheddar, diced
  • Accompaniments:
  • 1 cup pecans, walnuts, or pistacios, (or a variety of nuts)
  • 3 oz dark chocolate bar, broken into bite-sized pieces
  • Crackers or Toasts:
  • 4 oz water crackers
  • 4 oz artisan crackers
  • 1 baguette, sliced into toasts (brushed with olive oil and baked at 400˚F for 6-8 minutes)
  • Spreads and Condiments:
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup fruit spread, (we love fig and strawberry)

HOW TO MAKE A CHARCUTRIE BOARD

INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Meats. Fold them in a variety of patterns. Watch the video to see how to fold meat for a charcuterie board.

2) Fresh Fruit. Pre-cut grapes and pre-slice apples, rinse, and pat dry berries. Arrange fruit next to cheeses they pair well with.

3) Pickled Items. Anything that requires a dish such as pickles and olives goes down next so you can gauge your space.

4) Cheeses. Arrange them around the board. I pre-slice hard cheeses so they serve easier and cut a few wedges out of the brie to encourage guests to dig in.

5) Nuts and Extras. I like to place pecans or walnuts and pistachios next to brie or soft cheeses. I also like to add chocolate which is delicious with cheese.

6) Condiments and Spreads. Place condiments next to cheeses they pair well with (i.e. honey next to brie). Keep condiments in separate jars and ramekins to keep the board clean.

7) Arrange crackers and toasts in remaining spaces or place them on a separate shallow bowl for serving.

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