Easter Gatherings...….. it’s time to fill that board full of delicious, sumptuous food!
I’ve always loved the look of a charcuterie board, so full of delicious and mouth-watering food ready to be devoured, it almost looks like a work of art. But the perfect charcuterie board starts with the board itself, not the food. It’s always nice to have a little fun and choose a board that’s unique and beautiful. There are so many options to choose from in different shapes, sizes, and colors, pop into Martha's for some beautiful boards and cheese knives sets.
1. MEAT | Choose a variety of cured meats in different flavors, we included parmesan-crusted salami, prosciutto, and chorizo.
2.CHEESE | Cheese is always a crowd pleaser. Add a mix of soft and hard cheese options, like brie, aged cheddar, goat cheese, blue, and pecorino romano.
3.BREAD + CRACKERS | A mix of fresh bread (think a crusty baguette) and a variety of organic-looking crackers are perfect for pairing with cheese or dips.
4.ANTIPASTI | Large olives, both black and green are always a great starting point, but you can also add marinated artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, marinated red peppers, and pickles.
5.DIPS | Quince paste, honey, jelly, and jams are always a welcome addition.
6.FRUIT | I always like to include a few fruit options, like grapes (large bunches help fill in gaps), but sliced pears or figs and ripe blackberries are also great. You can include dried fruit as well, we added dried apricots for a pretty punch of color.
7.NUTS | Nuts are great to snack on, so make sure you include a nice mix. We like to use cashews,walnuts, pecans, and almonds.
8. HERBS | A few sprigs of rosemary add a gourmet touch.
Charcuterie boards are supposed to look full, so don’t be afraid of adding too much food.
You want your guests to have lots of options to choose from, so pile that food on!
And finally, don’t over think it, just have fun with the process. No matter what you choose, it’s going to taste delicious and your guests will love it!