Looking for a reception spread that doubles as an unforgettable flourish? Look no further than the tasty trend of charcuterie boards! With cheeses, fruits, and meats spread out on rustic pieces of wood or charming cutting boards, this food craze is perfect for any trendy reception and allows you to personalize by picking out your favorite savory treats to display. We reached out to expert, Aaron Welborne, at our favorite southern meat suppliers, Country Pleasin’, for information on this delicious dining experience.
Charcuterie boards come from the french tradition of serving cured meats, but don’t be fooled into thinking you have to be traditional! Modern charcuterie boards can be made up of anything from meats and breads to fruits and cheeses. According to Aaron, their hickory smoked sausage pairs great with their cheeses. No matter what you decide to include in your board, you can be sure that it will be an embellishment that your guests won’t soon forget.
This delicious dish will have everyone fawning over your food, but it’s not limited to reception spreads. You can display your charcuterie boards anywhere including your bridal or groom suite, your engagement party, or even your bachelor or bachelorette party! No matter what you decide, we’re sure a charcuterie board will bring any celebration to the next level.
What to Include
A charcuterie board is only as good as the meat it’s made of. The delicious cured or smoked meats usually take center stage when it comes to this food trend, so you want to be sure you’re getting the best of the best. Be sure to look for the best meat packers in your area. “We cook our meat the right way, slow smoking it on native, Mississippi hickory for over four hours,” says Aaron. With this in mind, you can be sure that they will provide incredible and authentic pork, beef, and sausages that will be perfect for any charcuterie board. We can’t think of a better way to customize your trendy spread than with these classic country foods.
Fun & Classy
Since 15th century France, Charcuterie has had quite the glow-up. What was once the simple art of cured meats is now everyone’s favorite food trend. Somehow simple and complex at the same time, charcuterie boards allow you to artfully display and serve your favorite foods. These boards are a fun and classy way to serve amazing treats at any reception or party.
Photos courtesy of Country Pleasin’