Whether it’s a spontaneous get-together or a well-thought-out celebration, charcuterie boards are always there to please. Making an epic Instagram-worthy charcuterie board is a lot easier than you think! Our guide will quickly turn you into a charcuterie pro!
Keep It Tight
Choose a board or a slate and ensure you pack it tight and to the brim. Having a board that is full of goodies will entice the guests to ooh and ahh at your (not so) hard work.
Mix It Up
Ensure you have a mixture of sweet, savoury and sour flavours. Just like the key to any meal is balance, the same counts for charcuterie boards. Savoury flavours will always be your most dominant, with sweet ingredients like dried fruit and berries following.
Cut The Cheese
It’s okay, we promise. There’s nothing worse than having whole chunks of hard cheese and guests struggling to cut it. Help your guests and cut your hard cheeses before hosting.
Big Guys First
Put your biggest ingredients on the board first, and include anything like sauces and jams in jars or bowls. Add your sliced and smaller ingredients around the bigger guys.
Shapes and Colours
Fan out your cut cheeses and use ingredients to divide your different cheese or crackers. Use an ombre of colours and variety. You don’t have to be precise at all, which makes it more fun!
Adding dollops and small jars with sauces and jams make it fun for your guests to build layers and add flavours they enjoy.
Turn your meat into tulips
Laying your meat flat is boring. Fold into ribbons or tulips and make a statement that’s also easy to grab.
Add the crunch
Nuts, crackers , and Melba toast add texture and a neutral bite to your flavours, and smaller nuts are great to fill up any gaps on your board.
Adding a few sprigs of rosemary can give your board a fresh punch, and adds to the visual aspects as well.
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