Hi, HI!!! My, how I’ve missed this little passion of mine. If you’ve been a long time follower, you’ve probably noticed, emailed me at least once, and wondered…Lindsay, WHERE DID YOU GO?!? I promise you, I’m still here, still going strong! Just not as often…
These past 3 months have been the busiest of my life, and I’ve had to reprioritize my workload in order to to do the things that I’ve been doing in the best way that I can. So unfortunately, that meant making the choice to put the blog work on the back burner for a bit and just accepting that my posts would need to slow down. But the good news is that I’ve still been in the kitchen tons, creating and developing, and capturing as much as I can to continue to put out here, when time permits. Think cozy comfort foods like pastas, soups, and stews, and of course crazy full sharing boards for entertaining. The first one being these sharp, creamy cheese boards…
Charcuterie boards are my favorite for sharing food at any gathering in general, but especially around the holidays. They provide a little something for everyone, and they allow you to eat a huge variety of flavors without making you feel like you completely overindulged. Plus they go perfectly with wine, am I right?
When I’m building these kinds of boards, I like to put out plenty of cheeses of different flavors and also textures, in addition to a variety of fruit, nut, and cracker options. And let’s not forget about the savory sliced meats. They add a saltiness that pairs so well with the sweet fruits and tangy cheeses that can’t be missed. Playing around with color pops around the board is also something to keep in mind when orchestrating it. Things like bright Capistrano olives and Pink Lady apple slices add visual interest throughout the neutral cheeses and crackers.
The star of this board in particular was hands-down the St. Albans cheese from Vermont Creamery. I tasted it for the first time this spring, and I have to say, it was a total game changing experience in my world of cheese. Like, gasp-in-the-kitchen-and-shout-from-the-rooftops moment where I felt like I had died and gone to tastebud heaven. It’s slightly aged, so it has a sharpness to it that I LOVE, and it comes in a little crock that you can heat up to make almost fondue like. If you haven’t had it before, I HIGHLY recommend getting out there and finding it before you build your next charcuterie board. Other than that, just have fun with it and put out whatever strikes your fancy!
That’s all for now, but hop back in another few days for another new post…they’ll be coming at you as often as I can get them out!
Celebratory Charcuterie Board
- 3-4 assorted cheeses
- 3-4 assorted crackers
- assorted fruits and nuts
- assorted sliced meats
- assorted olives and pickles
- Place all items around a large wooden board in random order with small toothpicks and spreaders. ENJOY!