It’s officially the holiday season, which means it’s time for entertaining. Cheese or charcuterie boards are perfect for your next gathering. I made a charcuterie board full of meats, fall fruits like figs and pears, and seasonal cheese and crackers like the cranberry rolled chevre and pistachio pomegranate crisps.
For more information on how to make the perfect fall charcuterie board see below. See how to make a dessert board here.
What makes the perfect fall charcuterie board?
When making your fall charcuterie board, you want to make sure you have a variety of cheese, meat, fruit, and bread.
You want at least three cheeses, the cheese depends on the flavors you enjoy and what pairs well with the rest of your board. My go-to's for cheese are always:
Soft, like a brie or goat's milk cheese
Firm and Classic, like cheddar or gouda
Bold and Flavorful, some consider this the ‘stinky cheese’, like blue cheese or Gorgonzola
You want to have at least three meats, similar to the cheeses. My go-to's are:
Spicy meat, like a coppa
Fall is one of the best seasons for fruits- there is plenty you can add to your board:
Pomegranates (towards the end of the season.)
Bread is the easy part, you want at least two that way you have two different textures and/or flavors:
Once you have your core ingredients, make it your own. Add these to bring your board together:
Salty or savory, like pickles, mustard, olives, or nuts
Sweet, like apple butter, chocolate, honey
5 ounces chevre (I had cranberry-wrapped chevre)
4 ounces white cheddar
4 ounces gorgonzola
Meat (I used a variety pack of charcuterie meat)
4 figs, sliced
2-4 apples, sliced
2 pears, sliced
1 bunch green grapes
1 package crackers (I used pistachio and pomegranate crisps)
Arrange the cheese, meat, fruit, and crackers on a severing platter or cheese board, and enjoy!