For many interesting reasons, the Charcuterie board has become one of the latest social media crazes trending over the past few months. It is considered an indispensable appetizer party in travel.
Each Charcuterie & Cheese Boards tray is well presented as a work of art. However, anyone can make this dish if they follow a few basic steps. In this article, you will know how to travel with a charcuterie board. Let’s check it out!
How To Travel With A Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie Boards are the art of preparing food in the European style. It is the processing of smoked or cured meat, salami, ham, and bacon.
Nowadays, we see charcuterie tables everywhere, even on menus at restaurants. They are often called or seen as appetizers and are chosen by many people for their travel.
To prepare Charcuterie Boards for travel, you should do it right at home. Here are some steps for you to make this process easier.
Choose The Suitable Board
The first step is to prepare yourself a large tray. In western terms, you prepare a large wooden plate. Now you start to decorate it beautifully.
There are many options for Charᴄuterie Boardѕ, such as wood, ceramic, glass, and slate. Among them, round or rectangular wooden trays are used the most. If you are making this dish for the first time, you should prioritize trays with a large area to avoid dropping food outside.
Prepare The Ingredients
For your dish to be perfect, choosing ingredients is also very important.
You can choose from many different types of cheese, but keep in mind that there should be at least one popular variety like Brie or aged Cheddar. You need to select cheese based on texture, saltiness, fat content, and acidity of the cheese. We suggest you a few popular kinds of cheese, such as:
• Aged Cheeses: like Cheddar, goat Gouda, Swiss
• Soft cheeses: like Brie, Camembert, Constant Bliss
• Hard cheeses: like Gruyere, Monterey Jack, Provolone
• Blue Cheeses: like Stilton, Gorgonzola…
In addition, you can also choose a cheese made from goat, sheep, or cow milk to make the cheese tray rich and full of flavor.
Charcuteries (Preserved & Treated Ham)
To choose Charcuteries cold cuts, you should note that this cold meat is served as an appetizer or main course. If it’s an appetizer, measure 2oz ~ 60gr/person; if it’s the main dish, double it to 4oz~120gr/person.
It would be best to select meats that can be eaten immediately or processed, such as bacon, and bacon, because these cold cuts will go well with bread and cheese.
Dried and Fresh Fruit
Consider choosing fresh fruits like apples, grapes, cherries, or any fresh fruit you love. As for dried fruit, consider raisins, cranberries, dried apricots, and dried berries, which are perfect for incorporating into your ham and cheese tray.
In addition, other dried nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pecans, pistachios, and cashews are all nutritious dried nuts that make Charcuteries Board richer.
Flatbread would be the right choice for parties like this, but remember to cut the bread into small pieces to serve with the dishes on the board! Or you can substitute saltine crackers for the bread if you like.
Olives and Pickled Vegetables
For pickled or pickled vegetables, pickled cucumbers and pickled olives will help relieve the boredom of a high-fat and starchy menu. Moreover, you can make a simple salad from vegetables and tomatoes to make the board more colorful.
Jam and Honey
Because the menu of the tray has bread, you should add a little Honey or fruit jam to spread on the bread, such as strawberry jam, orange jam, and apricot jam. Sweet guests will be very happy with this choice.
Keep in mind the very important rule when choosing a wine: light wines go with hard cheeses, full-bodied, rich wines with soft cheeses. Red wines go well with any menu with meat, and white wine will go great with seafood.
After preparing all the ingredients, you need to arrange them on the tray. It is the time to show your artistic talent and creativity to decorate the tray beautifully and scientifically. It is a dish of art and shows the spirit of your outing.
Once you’re done with the preparations, you can take some photos with your friends and Charᴄuterie Boardѕ. Put this dish in the middle and enjoy it together in the wonderful travel atmosphere.
This article is the full instruction on how to travel with a Charcuterie Board. Remember that there is no right or wrong way to put together a Charcuterie Boards. As long as you feel beautiful, eat delicious and full of nutrition, and are visually attractive. We encourage your creativity when creating your dish.