Whether you’re hosting a decadent dinner party or an elegant evening of cocktails, no special occasion is complete without a well-dressed charcuterie board. Your guests will expect this quintessential hors d’oeuvre, so it’s worth looking at what you can add to balance the textures and flavours for a mouth-watering experience.
Below you’ll find the five key ingredients to an exquisite selection.
- European-inspired cured meats
- Flavourful cheeses
To make this appetiser as tasty as it should be, include a lively selection of cheeses. Blue cheese, brie, gruyère and chèvre are often found on a well-adorned charcuterie board. Include a buttery gouda and a strong cheddar to pack the perfect punch.
- Artisan bread and/or crackers
Bread makes the ideal board-to-mouth vessel for a host of delectable treats. Fresh-baked sourdough breads will match well, and so will sesame, grain and water crackers.
- Fresh fruit
For a classic adaptation, add fruits such as sliced apples, grapes and olives. Try pairing melon with the prosciutto for an extra-juicy surprise.
- Jams and other spreads
Fig and apricot jams will complement your savoury collection (try them with the pancetta!). Mustards, pâtés and tapenades also make excellent accompaniments.
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