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How to Make a Holiday Charcuterie Board

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A charcuterie board overflowing with artisanal cheeses, local meats, and sweet surprises is the perfect sharable appetizer for any holiday gathering. 

Not only is it a crowd favorite, but it comes together in just a few minutes, so you can enjoy your guests rather than work all night in the kitchen. 

Best of all, you don't have to be a meat and cheese expert to build your own beautiful board. Robin Schick, cheese maker of Calyroad at Rock House Creamery, is sharing her tips and tricks to making a holiday charcuterie board that is sure to impress at your next event.  

Robin's Charcuterie Board Tips

  1. Start by selecting your cheeses. Pick a variety of hard, semi-hard and soft cheeses and cut each selection in a unique way, so your guests can tell they're different from one another.
  2. Put items that go together next to each other. As your guests take from the board their flavors will naturally and deliciously combine.
  3. Impress everyone with an easy to make salami flower. Watch the video to see how.
  4. Tuck something sweet like a truffle or pralines around the board as an unexpected surprise.
  5. It doesn't have to be perfect! Organically add your items, filling the board all the way to its edges, for a wonderfully rustic look.

How to Make a Holiday Charcuterie Board