It all starts with good ingredients, and lucky you, we're here to make that easy! It's the time of year for holiday entertaining, and this is the spread that impresses–and it's simple to throw together in a snap. Serve a farmer's market charcuterie board like this with our Crab & Gruyère Dip and Pomegranate Holiday Punch on the side, and you're set. (And maybe even this gorgeous Pear Sticky Toffee Pudding for a little something sweet.)
Here are our tips and tricks for throwing a Farmers Market Charcuterie Board together in a snap.
1. Start with proteins. We like to use both fish and smoked meats to create a little variety.
2. A variety of cheeses is important, too! Think about different textures–creamy, spreadable, and hard.
Sweet Grass' Green Hill is creamy, a lot like brie, and their garlic & chive Lil' Moo is perfectly spreadable. CalyRoad goat cheeses are another great spreadable option–try plain or tomato basil. Hobo's Bindle and Sweet Grass' Tomme are nice hard cheeses.
3. You need a vessel for all the delicious meats, cheese, spreads, and more on your board!
4. Now we're on to fresh fruits and veggies.
5. Next, let's talk spreads. Some sweet, some savory–a mix is important.
Emily G's jams and Regina's Farmhouse jams are perfect, and you always need honey; Honey Next Door's 3 oz jar is adorable on a charcuterie board. Doux South's Creole Mustard or Drunken Mustard is what you need for the savory aspect.
6. Add a little crunch!
7. Lastly, let's talk plating.
We like to use a few different plates and platters, but you can use a large cutting board, or whatever you have at home. Put condiments and spreadable cheeses in small bowls and plates first, then arrange the rest of your ingredients around them. Once everything is on the board, add sprigs of herbs here and there, if you have them.
Shop all kinds of goodies for your charcuterie board in our local market. If you have any questions or would like us to help you pick out the perfect ingredients for your own board, send us an email! We'll be happy to help. Happy Holidays!