Charcuterie
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TIPS FOR BUILDING A

BALANCED CHARCUTERIE

BOARD

Heather, Culinary Master, Fort Collins

Heather's Charcuterie Tips

  • When building a board, look for sweet, salty, sour and sometimes bitter items that will round out the palate.

  • Don't be afraid to try new flavor combinations, even if they seem strange. It's worth it to take a chance and find a pairing that is brilliant and outside of the box. One example is Point Reyes Blue Cheese and Primo Honey with Aji Cristal. It sounds odd, but they work lovely together.

  • The best tip is to have fun and embrace your inner artist!  

Heather

Culinary Master, Fort Collins

The key to a memorable charcuterie board is variety. A good board has a combination of:

The Goods!

The Goods!

Charcuterie Ingredients

CHEESES

Blue Cheese

Triple-Crème Brie 

Gouda

Cheddar

Goat Cheese

CURED MEATS

Genoa Salame

Italian Dry Salame

Calabrese

Uncured Soppressata

Prosciutto

DRIED & FRESH FRUIT

Dried Apricot

Fresh Grapes

Edible Flowers

Figs

SPREADS

Raw & Unfiltered Honey

Jam or Fig Spread

Coarse Ground Mustard

Pepper Jelly

OLIVES, PICKLED

VEGGIES & PEPPERS

Green Pitted Olives

Pickled Pepper Drops

Cornichons

NUTS

Marconas

Walnuts

Almonds

Cashews

Pecans

CRACKERS

Wafer Crackers

Wheat Crackers

Seed, Fruit or Nut Crackers

Crisps

Breadsticks

SOME OF OUR FAVORITES!

Cheese
Spreads
Crackers
Nuts
Charcuterie Board

CHEESES

Saint Angel Original Triple-Crème Brie

Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese

Cypress Grove Truffle Tremor Goat Cheese

Parrano Originale Cheese

SPREADS

Divina Sour Cherry Spread

Primo Apricot + Urfa

Primo Honey + Aji Cristal

CRACKERS

Effie's Lightly Sweet Biscuits, Cocoa

2s Company Wafer Crackers, Original

2s Company Crisps, Apricot & Macadamia

NUTS

Mitica Piedras De Chocolate

Mitica Truffle Marconas

Lucky's Market Bulk Nuts