The Perfect Charcuterie Board
Meats: salami, soppressata, prosciutto, pate, sausage, and vegan mushroom or walnut pates
Cheese: brie, bleu, gorgonzola, chevre, havarti, comte, montamore, manchego, parmasean, and vegan cheeses
Fruit: fresh apples, grapes, figs, mandarins, pears, dried figs and apricots, fig preserves, cherry jam, and honey
Nuts: marcona almonds, salted mixed nuts, spiced nuts, and caramelized nuts
Bases: crackers, sticks, baguettes, and crostini
Add-Ons: cornichons, pickles, mustard, pickled vegetables, onion jam, and marinated artichokes
Mix and match your favorites. Vary the flavors and textures in each category for good balance.
Arrange your morsels on a board so it looks full and visually appealing.
For vegan or vegetarian guests, assemble a second arrangement to satisfy their taste buds.