So you’d like to learn how to make a mouthwatering, one-of-a-kind cheese and charcuterie board for your next holiday gathering? You’ve come to the right place! The Gourmet Shop has been making beautiful custom boards for years and we’ve won several awards for Best Charcuterie in Columbia, SC. Follow these simple steps, be creative, and customize for your tastes and you can’t go wrong.
Stop by The Gourmet Shop to gather your goodies and be sure to select a wide array of seasonal cheeses, meats, and accompaniments (additional items). Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
Cheeses: Have an assortment of Firm, Soft-Ripened, Blue & Aged cheeses.
Meats: Prosciuttos and salamis not only add a sweet and salty feature to your board, but the colors will also really make it stand out!
Accompaniments: Try to have salty & sweet options as well as soft & crunchy options. Mustards and honey/preserves will provide delightful salty & sweet contradictions to your cheeses. Nuts and dried fruits will provide chewy & crunchy textures. Get creative and add extras like olives, pickled veggies, dark chocolate & dried cranberries. Fresh fruit on your board can provide a palate cleansing freshness as well as visual diversity.
Tableware: The Gourmet Shop carries all the beautiful tableware you could ever want for your dinner party or holiday. Placemats, decor, trays, runners, plates, and more! Brands like Vietri and Hester & Cook are renowned for their beautiful and festive holiday tableware and we always have the newest and hottest items available. Our Hester & Cook placemats make a great base for your DIY Cheese & Charcuterie!
Now that you’ve selected your mouthwatering ingredients, here’s a step-by-step guide by our Cheesemonger Leah (@sodacitycheese) to make your perfect Festive Cheese & Charcuterie board!
For further recommendations and pairings, be sure to stop by The Gourmet Shop and speak with one of our knowledgeable Cheesemongers today.
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