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Classic Charcuterie
Classic charcuterie is a timeless display of carefully curated cured meats and artisanal cheeses, thoughtfully arranged to tantalize the senses. This elegant spread of features a selection of prosciutto, salami, calabrese, and a variety of cheeses ranging from sharp cheddar to creamy brie. Complemented by a medley of olives, pickles, tangy mustards, and freshly baked bread or crisp crackers, classic charcuterie is a sophisticated and inviting option for entertaining or indulging in a luxurious moment of culinary pleasure.
Genoa Salami
A type of Italian dry salami that is typically made from pork, red wine, garlic, and black peppercorns. It has a rich, savory flavor with a hint of tanginess from the wine and garlic. It complements other cured meats well, such as prosciutto or pepperoni, creating a diverse and satisfying selection for a charcuterie board.
A type of Italian dry salami that is typically made from pork, red wine, garlic, and black peppercorns.
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Hot Genoa Salami
A spicy and flavorful variation of traditional Genoa salami. When used on a charcuterie borad, it adds a fiery kick and an extra depth of flavor to the assortment of meats and cheeses. It's bold spiciness pairs well with milder cheeses and provides a tantalizing contrast to other cured meats, creating an exciting and dynamic tasting experience.
A spicy and flavorful variation of traditional Genoa salami.
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Calabrese Salami
A spicy, robust, and flavorful Italian dry salami that originates from the Calabria region of Italy. It's intense heat and rich, smoky flavor make it a standout addition to any charcuterie board. When paired with creamy cheeses, tangy pickles, and crusty bread, Calabrese salami contributes a bold and satisfying kick to the overall charcuterie tasting experience.
A spicy, robust, and flavorful Italian dry salami that originates from the Calabria region of Italy.
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Prosciutto
Prosciutto is a type of dry-cured ham that originates from Italy. It is made by seasoning a pork leg with salt and then air-drying it for an extended period, resulting in a delicate and intense flavor. It is a prized addition to a charcuterie board spread, adding a distinct, savory elegance that pairs well with a range of accompaniments such as fruits, nuts, and cheeses.
Prosciutto is a type of dry-cured ham that originates from Italy.
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Dry Cured Salami
A classic and versatile addition to any charcuterie board. It's robust, savory flavor is complemented by the rich, smoky undertones and the perfect balance of spices. Whether enjoyed on it's own or as part of a delicious bite with crackers and fruit, dry-cured salami adds depth and complexity to the overall charcuterie experience.
A classic and versatile addition to any charcuterie board.
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Parmesan Cheese
Parmesan cheese, also known as Parmigiano-Reggiano, is a hard, granular cheese that originated in Italy. It is typically made from cow's milk and is known for it's sharp and salty flavor. Parmesan cheese is aged for a minimum of 12 months, but some varieties are aged for up to 36 months or more, resulting in a richer and more intense flavor. Parmesan's hard and granular texture makes it ideal for grating, allowing guests to sprinkle it over cured meats, crackers, or bread.
Parmesan cheese, also known as Parmigiano-Reggiano, is a hard, granular cheese that originated in Italy.
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Gouda Cheese
A versatile and flavorful addition to a charcuterie board, known for it's rich, creamy texture and nutty, slightly sweet flavor. It's medium firmness allows for easy slicing, and it pairs beautifully with a variety of meats, fruits, and nuts. It's distinctive taste adds depth to the board, appealing to those who appreciate a well-rounded and satisfying cheese selection.
A versatile and flavorful addition to a charcuterie board, known for it's rich, creamy texture and nutty, slightly sweet flavor.
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Colby Jack Cheese
A semi-hard cheese that combines the flavors of Colby and Monterey Jack. It has a mild, slightly tangy taste with a smooth texture, making it a versatile addition to a charcuterie board. It's marbled appearance adds visual appeal, and it's creamy texture pairs well with a variety of meats and fruits, making it a popular choice for cheese boards.
A semi-hard cheese that combines the flavors of Colby and Monterey Jack.
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Cheddar Cheese
Cheddar cheese is made from cow's milk that is heated, curdled with rennet, and then pressed into blocks or wheels to age. It adds a bold, tangy note to a charcuterie board and pairs well with a variety of meats and fruits. Whether it's a sharp aged cheddar or a milder variety, cheddar cheese is a versatile and beloved choice for cheese boards, offering a classic and flavorful addition to any charcuterie spread.
Cheddar cheese is made from cow's milk that is heated, curdled with rennet, and then pressed into blocks or wheels to age.
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Gruyere Cheese
A classic addition to any charcuterie board, known for it's nutty and slightly sweet flavor profile. It's firm yet supple texture allows for easy slicing or cubing, making it a versatile option for pairing with a variety of meats, fruits, and nuts. Gruyere's rich and complex taste adds depth to a charcuterie board, appealing to those with a discerning palate for fine cheeses.
A classic addition to any charcuterie board, known for it's nutty and slightly sweet flavor profile.
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Brie Cheese
Brie is a soft cow's milk cheese with a velvety white rind and a pale interior that becomes creamy when at room temperature. It boasts a rich, buttery flavor with subtle hints of mushroom and nuts, making it a versatile and popular choice for charcuterie. It's distinctive appearance and delicate flavor make it a visually appealing and delicious addition to any charcuterie board.
Brie is a soft cow's milk cheese with a velvety white rind and a pale interior that becomes creamy when at room temperature.
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Blue Cheese
Blue cheese is a distinctive and pungent cheese characterized by it's veined appearance, sharp flavor, and creamy texture. The blue veining in the cheese is the result of penicillium mold introduced during the cheesemaking process. Pairing blue cheese with fruits, honey, and nuts can enhance it's flavors and provide a delightful combination of tastes and textures on a charcuterie board.
Blue cheese is a distinctive and pungent cheese characterized by it's veined appearance, sharp flavor, and creamy texture.
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Dried Apricots
A delightful addition to a charcuterie board, offering a sweet and tangy contrast to savory elements. Their chewy texture provides a satisfying bite, and their vibrant color adds visual appeal to the board. These versatile fruits pair well with a variety of cheeses and cured meats, providing a touch of natural sweetness to the overall tasting experience.
A delightful addition to a charcuterie board, offering a sweet and tangy contrast to savory elements.
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Figs
A classic and elegant addition to a board, offering a lusciously sweet and slightly earthy flavor. Their soft, chewy texture and visually striking appearance make them a standout element on a charcuterie board. Figs pair exceptionally well with a wide range of cheeses and cured meats, adding a touch of sophistication and natural sweetness to the tasting experience.
A classic and elegant addition to a board, offering a lusciously sweet and slightly earthy flavor.
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Green Olives
Green olives are unripe olives that are harvested before they fully mature and turn black. They are typically more bitter than their ripe counterparts due to higher oleuropein levels but are often brined or cured, which enhances their flavor and reduces bitterness. Whether marinated in herbs and garlic or stuffed with savory fillings, green olives contribute a refreshing and palate-cleansing element to the overall charcuterie spread.
Green olives are unripe olives that are harvested before they fully mature and turn black.
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Black Olives
Black olives are ripe olives that have been harvested once they are fully matured, resulting in a softer texture and a distinct, rich flavor that is often less bitter than that of green olives. They are commonly used in Mediterranean dishes, salads, pasta, and tapenade, and are also enjoyed as snacks or toppings on pizzas and sandwiches. Additionally, black olives are known for their health benefits, as they are high in monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, and various vitamins and minerals.
Black olives are ripe olives that have been harvested once they are fully matured, resulting in a softer texture and a distinct, rich flavor that is often less bitter than that of green olives.
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Kalamata Olives
A bold and flavorful addition to a charcuterie board, known for their rich and fruity taste with a hint of bitterness. Their deep purple hue and distinct almond shape make them visually appealing on the board. These briny and slightly tart olives complement a variety of cheeses and cured meats, adding a zesty and Mediterranean touch to the overall tasting experience.
A bold and flavorful addition to a charcuterie board, known for their rich and fruity taste with a hint of bitterness.
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Artichoke Hearts
Artichoke hearts are the edible inner portion of the artichoke, a thistle-like plant that belongs to the sunflower family. They are typically found in the center of the artichoke bud and are prized for their tender texture and rich, slightly nutty flavor. They provide a delightful contrast to the richness of cured meats and cheeses, offering a palate-cleansing and palate-stimulating experience for those enjoying a charcuterie spread.
Artichoke hearts are the edible inner portion of the artichoke, a thistle-like plant that belongs to the sunflower family.
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Green Grapes
Green grapes have a crisp texture and a slightly tangy flavor, making them a refreshing snack. Whether enjoyed as a palate cleanser between bites or paired with creamy cheeses, green grapes add a touch of freshness to the overall charcuterie experience.
Green grapes have a crisp texture and a slightly tangy flavor, making them a refreshing snack.
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Red Grapes
Red grapes are a type of grape that come in various shades of red, ranging from deep purple to vibrant crimson. They are a sweet and versatile addition to any charcuterie board, providing a juicy and vibrant pop of natural sweetness that perfectly complements the array of savory and rich flavors present.
Red grapes are a type of grape that come in various shades of red, ranging from deep purple to vibrant crimson.
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Breadsticks
Breadsticks are slender, crunchy sticks of bread that add a crispy element to a charcuterie board spread. Their lightly salted flavor and airy texture make them a popular choice for pairing with cheeses and cured meats. Breadsticks can be served plain or flavored with herbs, seeds, or spices, offering a variety of taste options. The elongated shape of breadsticks provides a convenient and elegant way to sample different toppings and dips on a board.
Breadsticks are slender, crunchy sticks of bread that add a crispy element to a charcuterie board spread.
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Sliced Baguette
Sliced baguette is a traditional French bread that is known for it's long, thin shape and crisp crust. It's golden crust and soft interior make it a perfect vessel for spreading creamy cheeses or layering slices of cured meats. The simplicity of a sliced baguette allows the flavors of the other components to shine while providing a neutral base for different toppings and spreads. The addition of a sliced baguette adds both texture and versatility to a charcuterie board, making it a staple choice for many cheese and meat enthusiasts.
Sliced baguette is a traditional French bread that is known for it's long, thin shape and crisp crust.
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CHEESE KNIVES:
An essential tool for crafting a charcuterie with precision and style.
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SPICY PEPPERS:
Perfect for those who love a bit of heat in their charcuterie spreads.
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BRIE CHEESE:
Creamy and mild, brie provides a light, savory touch to any charcuterie.