Cheese and Charcuterie Board

What can be better than having a glass of chilled wine with Cheese and Charcuterie Board before the main course? I guess nothing!

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I think summer is the best time to start improvising on your kitchen and it’s usually the best season for having friends over. Sometimes you just don’t have enough time to be ready same time as your guests come and that’s when cheese and charcuterie board can make an appearance.

I was making this board for so many times now I can’ t even count, but it’s the first time I’ve took pictures to share with you!
Now I’ll begin to ramble. If you remember before I did cooking posts and then just stopped doing them. Main reason why I stopped was the place we were living in: the basement. Now, I loved everything about it, except the lighting! Oh it was absolutely horrible! So if I wanted do the picture of anything, I had to bring up my stuff upstairs, and go outside to catch the daylight. It was literally the pain in my a.., and I’m not exaggerating.

When we moved to the new place I knew by heart that sooner or later I’ll resume cooking posts. Well the time has come!
I find that proper Cheese and Charcuterie Board can set the mood for the dinner, and can also be a beginning of a conversation between the people who don’t know each other.
There are many ways to do those boards, but I’ll share the way I do it, which was customized for our liking.

Cheese and Charcuterie Board

Cheese and Charcuterie Board Cheese and Charcuterie Board

Cheese and Charcuterie Board Cheese and Charcuterie Board
The main ingredients are: cheese, meats, olives, pickles, crackers, berries, nuts and fruits.

Cheese:

  • brie
  • gouda
  • blue cheese (I didn’t add it because in my board)
  • havarti
  • Gruyère
  • Comté

Meats:

  • prosciutto
  • salame felino
  • mortadella
  • spicy sopressata

Sweet Garnishes:

  • fresh or dried figs
  • dried apricots
  • almonds
  • walnuts
  • grapes

Salty Garnishes:

  • pickles
  • cornichons
  • olives

Tips:
Cheese needs to be room temperature, while meat needs to be straight from the fridge.
Serving: with two or three different meats, plan for two ounces total per person, same with cheese. Double the amounts if your guests will have to wait longer for the main meal, to be sure you’ll have enough for everyone.

If you want more inspiration, check out my Pinterest.

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9 Comments

  1. July 13, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Yes to cooking posts, Tanya! I used to do it too but somehow stopped and I should really get into it again.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Stripes n Vibes
      July 15, 2016 / 9:45 am

      Thank you Shireen! I love cooking and baking, so now, when I finally have the daylight I’ll try to post more often))

    • Stripes n Vibes
      July 15, 2016 / 9:44 am

      I know, I can skip the meal, but just to have this))

  2. July 13, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    This looks amazingly good! i hear ya on lighting. It makes all the difference. The lighting here is superb!

    enchantingelegance.net

    • Stripes n Vibes
      July 15, 2016 / 9:44 am

      Thank you so much Amanda!

    • admin
      July 15, 2016 / 9:38 am

      Thank you 🙂

    • Stripes n Vibes
      July 15, 2016 / 9:39 am

      Thank you 🙂

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