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The art of the charcuterie board is a fabulous thing! It's a must-have staple for your home, especially if you are one to sip on wine while hosting virtual hangouts with friends and family. We've put together a list of essential foods and pairings that will make the perfect accompaniment to a good movie and an excellent wine.
Cheese, cheese, and more cheese!
A charcuterie board setup is perfect for those nights when you'd rather graze than have a heavy meal. Slice up a block of sharp white cheddar that pairs wonderfully with grapes or pears. Brie goes excellent with plain or herb crackers, and if you are passionate about aesthetics, Williams-Sonoma carries fancy cheese knives that you can use to spread. If you're looking for a good 'kick,' grab some smokey gouda cheese that will complement the flavor of whichever meats you choose.
Cured meats and fruit
Salami is a conventional and delicious cured meat you can find in different varieties, whether it's sweet, spicy, or this vegan one. Rolled prosciutto is also a crowd favorite that will add some texture to the board. The vigorous and salty flavors of the cheeses and meats mixed with grapes, pears, or berries will make your taste buds dance.
Bread, jams, and nuts
Add a sliced baguette for you to use for spreading the different cheeses or jams. If you want to add some sweetness to this savory dish, add a versatile fig jam, or if you're feeling adventurous, try this spicy honey spread. An assortment of nuts will also keep the palate happy! Try pistachios, almonds, or even seasoned corn nuts. Once again, if you want to make this an all-out presentation, here are some trendy condiment bowls you can use for the nuts and spreads.
Red wine pairs exceptionally well with an assortment of cheeses, cured meats, and good conversation! We love sharing ways to make your apartment cozy and fun, like this post on houseplants. Contact us today for more information.