What is cheese charcuterie?
Cheese charcuterie is an assortment of meats and cheeses that is typically served with different accompaniments such as breads, fruits, vegetables, nuts, spreads and jams, arranged on a cutting board or platter.
What kind of cheese and charcuterie go well together?
When creating a cheese charcuterie platter, variety is key. For meats, that means including whole-muscle cuts like prosciutto and Jamón Iberico or Jamón Serrano, cured sausages like salami and chorizo, and forcemeats like pate or chicken liver spread. For cheeses, include a hard or aged cheese like aged cheddar or chunks of parmesan, semi-firm cheeses like gouda or Emmentaler, soft cheeses like camembert or feta, and a blue cheese like gorgonzola.
What should I serve cheese and charcuterie on?
Cheese and charcuterie are best served on a large wooden platter or cutting board, a slate or chalkboard, or a marble slab.