Holiday Charcuterie Board
Cold cuts, like prosciutto, genoa salami, braesola, turkey pepperettes
Fat raw sausages that you cook, cool, and slice on the diagonal
Assorted cheeses with different shapes and textures – go with something creamy, something really old with those gorgeous salt crystals, a log of goat cheese rolled in ground black pepper, a great blue cheese
Other meats like a duck breast – score the skin and rub all over with Chinese Five Spice and then shallow fry in a dry pan on low heat skinside down to start to rendering out the fat.
Assorted pickles like mini gerkins, white asparagus, and artichoke hearts
Sweet cheese spreads and jams
Savoury spreads with some kick
Fun crackers and breads, include a few breadsticks too
A slab of honeycomb or a small pot of honey with a spoon for drizzling
Dried fruits like dates and apricots
- Scatter the ingredients all over the board like an abstract painting, or be more geometric. It all works. Just have fun!
- Serve with neat teaspoons, cheese knives and whatever else you need. If you don’t have small pots for all the relishes, spreads and mustard, find a tea cup or espresso cup, or ramekin.