Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Spring Charcuterie 101

Here are some of the best and most important components of any charcuterie board:

  1. The big cheese
  2. Charcuterie by candlelight
  3. Spice it up
  4. Tangy chutney
  5. Rustic platters
  6. Creamy cheese
  7. Go nuts

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Springtime equals more days spent outdoors: gardening, picnicking and celebrating the season with friends and family. Kick off spring entertaining by perfecting the art of a party snack favorite: the charcuterie board.

Although the word charcuterie translates to “pork butcher,” a good charcuterie plate goes well beyond items of the pig persuasion. Build your board with a variety of textures (think: soft, creamy, crunchy, crispy) and complementary flavors; then, add an element of surprise, like a salty cheese that pairs brilliantly with a sweet chutney.

Select a few meats, cheeses and accoutrements, as well as a platter for laying out your creation. Here are seven of our favorite charcuterie components

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