Creating the Ultimate Charcuterie Board
Kelly Hansard | Austin, Texas
The term Charcuterie is a French word that refers to the process of cooking cured meats, such as ham, bacon, and salami.
These days, it’s used to refer to any combination of cheese, meat, and other accompaniments that’s good enough to be served on its own or with a full meal. While ingredient choices are undoubtedly important, there are a few additional steps you can use to make the ultimate charcuteries board.
While it’s essential to consider the various ingredients when making a cheese and charcuterie board, some simple steps can make it an easy and satisfying addition to any meal. One of my favorite ways to serve this type of food is having multiple items guests can quickly grab and consume. This is because, without having to think about what the guests may want or not, you can easily create a variety of options.
One of the most common mistakes people make when making a cheese and charcuterie board is to omit sweets. This can be a huge mistake, as honey and blue cheese can be incredibly creamy. Another great addition to a cheese and charcuterie board is a bar of good chocolate, as people love wine and chocolate.
Cut Cheese and Roll Meat
If you have a large round or half-round cheese cubes, cut them into quarters or half-rounds and spread them around the cheese board. This will allow guests to grab and consume the various pieces of cheese easily. It’s also more visually appealing to have the same size serving surface. When making a cheese and charcuterie board, it’s easier to grab and consume the various pieces of cheese when rolled up instead of when they’re sliced.
Fill in Empty Spots
Most people prefer to have tightly-packed boards, which means they can easily fill the empty spots with the food they consume. A bag of arugula or small loose leaf lettuce can be used to add a bit of color to the board. If you’re planning on covering the entire board with arugula, make sure that you’re positive that your guests agree with the flavor of this leafy green.
ABOUT KELLY HANSARD
Kelly Hansard is a young professional who has already formed an impressive resume for herself. Based in Austin, Texas, Kelly has jumped headfirst into a career in program management.
In this current role, Kelly Hansard manages strategic initiatives at an enterprise software company. She is able to lend her expertise to the organization while also learning from her superiors. Kelly is proud to be involved with an organization that prioritizes the growth of its employees and provides feedback when needed. She has already learned and applied many newfound skills and pieces of knowledge that are sure to accompany her throughout all stages of her career.
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Travel is often a form of self-expression and self-growth. Throughout her youth, Kelly emphasized the importance of travel in her life and used it to learn more about the world around her. These experiences helped shape Kelly Hansard into the woman she is today and formed her into a well-cultured individual the more often she experienced new parts of the world. Her college years spent at the University of Texas, where she earned her MBA, allowed her many opportunities to learn about new cultures. Wanting to take advantage of her youthful freedom, Kelly took every chance she could get to embark on trips and encourages everyone to travel.
About the Creator
Based in Austin, Texas, Kelly Hansard is a young professional who has has jumped headfirst into a career in program management. Kelly Hansard loves embracing her passion for travel and visiting new places throughout the year.
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