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How to build a charcuterie board

AN EPIC GUIDE WITH USEFUL INFORMATION OF A BASIC AND EASY CHARCUTERIE BOARD.
Prep Time 15 mins
Assembling time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course N/A
Cuisine French
Servings 1 platter

Ingredients
  

Meats

  • 5 slices salami
  • 10 slices spicy salami
  • 5 slices prosciutto
  • 5 slices mortadella

Chesses

  • 5 oz cheddar cut into slices
  • 5 oz mozzarella cut into cubes
  • 1 block brie cut into slices

Fruits

  • ½ apple cut into slices
  • ½ pear cut into slices
  • ½ dragon fruit cut into slices
  • ½ mango cut into slices
  • 1 tangerine peeled
  • 5 cherries
  • 5 blackberries

Crackers, nuts, olives, honey or jam

    Instructions
     

    • First, put down any bold thing (like a small cup of honey) and meat options first. But don’t put them in one place, try to spread them out as much as possible. Because these meats tend to have the same pattern color, it is best to not put them together.
    • Second, start adding cheese and crackers/breads to create color contrast on the board. I use color code as a guide to put them together. However, you can place cheese and meat with the same origin next to each others.
    • Last but not least, fill in the black with olives, fruits and nuts. Then tada, you have such an epic charcuterie board.

    Notes

     
    • When pairing cheese with charcuterie meat, you should consider matching the country of origin. This is what most of restaurants usually apply on their meat & cheese board.
    • Or you can just go with your favorite cheese if this is too much of a hassle for a homemade charcuterie board. At the end of the day, building charcuterie board is all about fun and empower your artistic spirit.