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How to arrange a Charcuterie board

How to arrange a charcuterie board

Set on it with 3-4 small bowls of olive oil; add the dipping spices!

Fill in the spaces with meats, cheeses, vegetables, crackers, figs, olives, and nuts.

Don’t forget the different flavours of bruschetta, baguette slices and crostini crackers!

Popular ingredients

Meats – Include a variety of meats like salami and prosciutto.

Cheese – We love to add a hard cheese and a soft cheese, like a parmesan or cheddar, and then a soft cheese like goat cheese, or creamy brie.

Crackers and bread – A sturdy cracker are important. Add a multigrain crackers or crisps. Bread is another option!

Fruit (and veggies) – Fresh fruit is a favourite on our cheese boards, but you can also add dried fruit. Think of fruits and veggies that are in season, or that go well with dips and cheese.

Olives – A variety of olives are used, from Pitted Olives Jubilee to Aglio Green Pitted Olives. We also love Kalamata olives, or an olive medley.

Dips and spreads – Add your favourite cheese dip or savory spread. A small bowl of marmalade or fig jam is also tasty on a charcuterie board.

Nuts – What’s your favourite nuts? Simply sprinkle a few around the board, or fill in any open areas with nuts (almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts). We’ve layered down most nuts on a charcuterie board (but not peanuts, that do not seem to go with cheese and meat). You can pour them in small bowls, too, if you want to keep the nuts separate from other foods.

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