The Perfect Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board

A charcuterie board is a meat and cheese board, typically incorporating crackers, nuts and olives. It is a great appetizer for a long day of celebrating a holiday like Thanksgiving, because people can graze as the food cooks all day.

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6 Easy tips For Making a Charcuterie Board

01 Use at least 3 types of cheese

02 Incorporate fresh fruits/veggies

03 Add briny foods

04 Don't forget cured meats!

05 Add crackers last!

06 Add a sweet item or two

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Begin by placing cheese & meat on your board. Choose a soft and hard cheese, as well as a seasonal or flavored cheese, such as this cranberry goat cheese.

Next, add in fresh fruits. For a Fall board, figs, persimmons, pomegranates and clementines would all be wonderful additions. The fresh fruit helps to offset the saltiness of the cheese & meat, and cleanses the palate.

When ready to serve, add crackers, and fill in open spots with olives, nuts and sweets like chocolate covered nuts.

Add seasonal decorations like dried wheat, mini pumpkins, eucalyptus leaves and dried pampas grass. The options are endless! Also, make sure to put out little plates & napkins for guests!

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