Are you tired of the boring old platters with sandwiches, sausage rolls, and drumsticks? Get ready to wow everyone with a fantastic charcuterie board filled with delectable meats, fruits, and bread for your next event. And a winning board will have the best selection of sauces like one of the fantastic Chip ‘n Dip flavours or Sauce-a-licious Chillinaise.
Read on to learn more about constructing the perfect charcuterie board and some top tips for excellent accompanying sauces.
A charcuterie is a store that specialises in preparing cured meats and meat dishes. In addition, it refers to the products that such a shop would produce and sell. Charcuterie is also the art of preparing smoked or cured meats.
Presentation: Select a large plate, platter, wooden board, glass tile or slate tile.
Variety of meats: Include at least three, but up to five, types of charcuterie. Focus on selecting options with different textures and styles.
Something sweet: Add some sweet options like fruits with complementary flavours and at the same time provides some bursts of colour. Excellent choices include grapes, strawberries, figs, cherries, dates, blueberries, dried peach or apricot and apple slices.
Something sour: Contrast your sweet additions with some acidic options like gherkins, pickled onions, olives, cherry tomatoes, artichokes and asparagus.
Assortment of cheese – limit to two or three types of cheese with interesting textures and flavours.
Variety is the spice of life – Include other items such as nuts (almond, cashew, macadamia), breads and crackers.
Sauce it up: The finishing touch is your selection of sauces, mayonnaise, and chutney.
Toss together gem lettuce quarters, sundried tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions, and shredded cooked chicken. Serve on a platter of cooked quinoa topped with the chicken mixture and a generous helping of Sauce-a-licious Lemon ‘n Herb salad dressing. Garnish with quartered hard-boiled eggs.
A vital part of your successful charcuterie board will be the delicious sauces you add. In the Chip ‘n Dip range, you will find the perfect flavours to complement your board. Think Creamy Peri Peri, BBQ, and Honey Mustard as the ideal partners for the meaty goodness.
Another winner comes from the Sauce-a-licious range. Chillinaise is the perfect combination of chilli and mayonnaise to please your taste buds. And it goes so well with all the meaty flavours.
For more information on the full range of Chip ‘n Dip flavours and Sauce-a-licious options like Chillinaise, contact Catercorp today.
Sauce-a-licious and Chip ‘n Dip sauces are manufactured to the highest standard and are both Kosher and Halaal certified. These oil-based sauces come in a range of unique flavours and are specially formulated for use with beef, pork, lamb, and chicken to complement your charcuterie board perfectly.