When your cheese calls for a little meat and a couple things sweet, do you know the proper etiquette? What to buy and how much of it?
There is no need to stress. While there may be a lot of ways to construct a cheeseboard and charcuterie platter, we’ve got a quick guide to help you along your way. Plus, it’ll make your shopping trip a lot easier.
Buy five types of cheese: creamy, firm, aged, blue, and soft. Of course, Boursin Cheese makes the perfect creamy cheese for any platter. Get about 3 ounces of cheese per guest.
No charcuterie is complete without the three essential meats: prosciutto, salami, and pepperoni. Go ahead and slice a couple pieces of each and arrange on the platter.
Fresh or dried fruit, pieces of chocolate, a thick chutney, and even drizzled honey will add just enough contrast to the savory and salty flavor profile you’re building.
Scatter a couple handfuls of nuts around the platter, but don’t overdo it. Pick just two or three at the most. We recommend candied pecans or walnuts, pistachios, or almonds.
The only thing left is the vehicle in which you’re going to deliver this tasty creation. Bread, crackers, bagel chips, and even artisanal crisps—choose at least two.