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How to Make Charcuterie & Cheese Board

Select a large cutting board –or make one. How to on lizbushong.com Arrange trio of cheese -your choice on board. Arrange fresh fruit   and spreads Nestle assorted crackers & breads that pair with the cheese and spreads Add dried fruits and nuts    

Charcuterie and Cheese makes a lovely appetizer spread, great for tailgating, or as a main course.  Serving suggestions:  3 ounces per person for appetizer prior to big meal,  5-7 oz servings for main course.  Also offer more 5 meats and 5 cheeses.  Two make a Charcuterie for two, select one or two cheeses, one soft  one hard, and allow for 2-3 ounces per person.

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Ingredients

Three cheeses- Soft, Medium and Strong cheese

Goat cheese- Brie, Wedge of Blue Cheese

Assorted Grapes, red, green, & purple- seedless

Assorted Breads, Crackers

Chewy & Crunchy- Sweet & Salty-

Dried cherries or cranberries, apricots, candied nuts, pretzels

Spreads-offer savory & sweet

Olive tapenade, Pepper jam, Fig jam, Honey,  Artichoke Hearts, Spicy Mustards

Instructions

  1. Select a large cutting board –or make one. How to on lizbushong.com
  2. Arrange trio of cheese -your choice on board. ( serve at room temperature).
  3. Arrange fresh fruit and spreads. Place spreads in separate small bowls with spoons.
  4. Nestle assorted crackers & breads that pair with the cheese and spreads
  5. Add dried fruits and nuts

 

 

Notes

  1. Make this appetizer board yours, what you and guest will love. Using different kinds of crackers and small crusty breads will make the platter more appealing and special.
  2. Offer a few favorite combos to help get the tray started.  Having some of the cheese already sliced or crumbled will encourage guests to dig in.
  3. Serve cheeses and fruits at room temperature.
  4. Make sure you have small spoons and serving forks for some of the meats.