Preparing a cheese and meat board as an appetizer is a favorite hostess go-to of mine. It's something that can easily be prepped beforehand and set out for people to graze and socialize while you greet everyone and get the party started. Foreplanning the components of these snack displays is a key element to their success and can sometimes feel overwhelming, which led me to share my tips and tricks for creating an aesthetically pleasing and tasty charcuterie board.
When building a charcuterie, the meats and cheeses should be the star of the plate, with fruits, bread, and spreads as fillers. Offering a variety of textures, flavors, and colors enhances the dish allowing something for everyone's palate.
Planning Your Charcuterie
Tips & Best Practices
Assembling Your Charcuterie
I like to create meat roses for an edible visual piece. Here is my tutorial on how to make meat flowers.
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A simple charcuterie board fits for all occasions; a date night for two, a small dinner party, and even family game night. If properly planned, the presentation will show the forethought that goes into it and the simplicity of building it will grow over time as you keep putting them together.
I hope you enjoyed these tips, and be sure to share your best approach to a charcuterie board and favorite cheese pairings in the comments section below.â
Until next time,
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