Charcuterie boards have been around for centuries and have become a popular appetizer today. The charcuterie board originated in France and was traditionally a way to preserve meats in the winter. The boards contained cured meats, cheeses, and other foods that could be stored for long periods of time. As time went on, charcuterie boards evolved to include more items such as olives, fruits, pickles, and nuts.
Today, charcuterie boards are popular for entertaining guests and as an appetizer to start a meal. They are simple to make and can be customized to fit any taste. Here is a recipe for making a charcuterie board at home:
What You’ll Need
-A variety of cured meats such as salami, prosciutto, and pepperoni
-A variety of cheeses such as cheddar, brie, and gouda
-Dried fruits such as apricots, figs, and dates
-Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and cashews
-Crackers or sliced baguette
-Honey or jams
Kitchen Equipment Needed:
-Serving platter or large cutting board
Putting The Board Together
- Slice the meat into thin slices and arrange on the board.
- Cut the cheese into slices or cubes and arrange on the board.
- Arrange the olives, fruits, and nuts on the board.
- Place the crackers or baguette slices around the board.
- Drizzle honey or jam over the board for an extra touch of sweetness.
Optional Way to Add Spice:
-Adding some spicy mustard, cherry peppers and/or pepper-jack cheese will add some kick to your board.
Enjoy your homemade charcuterie board!
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