Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Charcuterie



Let's talk cheese/charcuterie  boards! I've always been intimidated and stick to one cheese + crackers,  but I've recently learned  it's really as easy as 1-2-3. Whole Foods makes it super easy with the best cheese selection ever. 


I shared an Insta-story while making this board on Thanksgiving and had some questions on which cheeses I used so I wanted to share here. 

So, the day before Thanksgiving the boys were all napping, so I snuck away to Whole Foods for some flowers and items to make a charcuterie board. I started with a goat cheese topped with jam and cranberries. It was so pretty! I asked the gal behind the counter what other cheeses I should go with and told her I liked Manchego. Since Manchego is made from Sheep's milk, we had goat and sheep represented, so we went with one that was made from cow's milk. I asked for a variety of color so she grabbed the Isigny St. Mere Mimolette 12 month. It was a gorgeous orange tone and was delicious. SO good. I finished everything off with a simple Tillamook smoked medium cheddar - delicious but not intimidating to anyone who doesn't like crazy cheeses ;)


1. So you've got cheese. Add some citrus around the edges. Bonus if you can get some with greenery still attached.
2. Next, add crunch with nuts and crackers. Marcona almonds are fancy and delicious, but any kind of almond is a good choice.
3. Finally, add your meat & olives. I grabbed a spanish deli selection of uncruced salchichon, Jamon Serrano and uncured chorizo. SO good. I also just grabbed some olives from the olive bar based on color. Some green, some kalamata. Baddabing. 

I told you it was easy as one, two, three! You can also add some jams if you'd like. Also optional, greenery such as eucalyptus or rosemary. 



Happy charcuterie board making. :)

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