Planning an amazing summer picnic? A nice slab of wood and ready to eat, bite sized, foods are the way to go for lighter snacking or as an appetizer centerpiece on your table. Have a look at these 25 jam packed charcuterie boards for ingredient inspiration!
What is Charcuterie anyway? Well, it’s become a catch all term for a spread of meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts, and all sorts of ready to eat savory finger goods. But the word comes from old french where a Charcuterie was a shop that sold cooked or cured meats like bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, pâtés, usually all pork, and is still a common type of shop in many places.
Cured meats are always the way to go, but don’t forget to add some bright greens, yellows, and reds in there from various fruits and vegetables for an extra pop of color and for those guests that don’t eat so much meat. Other great additions are mustards, honey, jam, and sweet sauces or dips like hummus and guac to compliment the savory and salty meats. Roasted garlic and nuts also fill out a board and add great visual interest for that extra bit of wow impact.
Whatever your tastes in foods and display choices, the first step is picking out a really cool board as the foundation to your charcuterie display. Check out some of these amazing serving boards at Herringbone Boards. They have all the boards you need for serving, cutting, and serious chopping.