Charcuterie: The Art of the Board

Nothing brings people together like food and wine and what better way to serve your guests than with a board filled with a variety of flavors and textures that satiate every craving? At Holiday Market, we LOVE to entertain and we LOVE Charcuterie boards!

“Charcuterie” is a French word that was used to describe shops that sold products made from, but not limited to, pork, including internal organs, in the 15th century. Charcuterie is rooted in the belief that nothing from the animal should be wasted; not even the internal organs! The shops mostly consisted of salted or “cooked” meats, as a way to preserve food, although salting and smoking meats dates back to about 6,000 years to ancient Rome, but we digress. Up until recently, a traditional Charcuterie board consisted of smoked and cured meats, maybe with a cheese or two, but mainly assorted meats. Today, the Charcuterie trend has taken on a life of its own, with people giving it a creative and modern spin. Boards today can include a vast variety of not only smoked and cured meats, but also a variety of cheese, fruits, nuts, preserves, dried fruits, crackers, and more! There is no wrong way to “Charcuterie”!

At Holiday Market, we are very much in love with the Charcuterie board and we love the creative freedom it brings to any and every event we throw! Every bite can be a different journey through taste and texture, or as we like to call it, an “amuse bouche”. Our talented and skilled staff has put together 3 versions of the “Charcuterie” board, shown below. These are 3 different ways to provide your guests with an assortment of salty and sweet deliciousness, along with a perfectly paired wine/ bubbly! You will look like a foodie connoisseur and we won’t even try to take credit for it! Bon Appetite!

Charcuterie The Art of the Board

Holiday Market’s Classic

The most consistent and classic version of the Charcuterie board: popular cheeses, both soft and hard, with cured meats, fruit, nuts, and more!

The Cheese:
Brie Cheese
Extra Sharp Cheddar


The Meats:
Molinari Hard Salami
Shaved Prosciutto di Parma (Best served fresh from our Deli)


The Fruits:
Red Grapes
Green Grapes
Strawberries
Blackberries
Dried Figs
Dried Apricots


Accoutrements:
Mixed Olives (from Olive bar- can chose any mix! They all work!)
Marcona Almonds
Crackers
Sliced Parisian or Au Levan Baguette


Charcuterie The Art of the Board

The Amuse Bouche Boards

Created for our customers with a more sophisticated palette, this board offers more of a variety in taste and texture. Since there is so much versatility to this board, we played with this board 3 different ways.

Amuse Bouche

The Cheese:
Brie Cheese
Extra Sharp Cheddar


The Meats:
Molinari Hard Salami
Shaved Prosciutto di Parma (Best served fresh from our Deli)
Spiced Salami
Speck


The Fruits:
Black Grapes
Red Cherries
Blueberries
Dried Figs
Dried Cherries


Accoutrements:
Mixed Olives (from Olive bar- can chose any mix! They all work!)
Marcona Almonds
Crackers
Sliced Parisian or Au Levan Baguette


Recommended Wine:
Sweeter Sparkling Rose or Chenin Blanc

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Charcuterie The Art of the Board

Amuse Bouche Savory

The Cheese:
24 year Aged Parmesan Reggiano
Hard Blue Cheese


The Meats:
Molinari Hard Salami
Shaved Prosciutto di Parma
(Best served fresh from our Deli)


The Fruits:
Black Grapes
Red Cherries
Pomegranate Seeds
Dried Figs
Dried Cherries


Accoutrements:
Mixed Olives
(from Olive bar- can chose any mix! They all work!)
Marcona Almonds
Crackers
Dijon Mustard
Soft Boiled Eggs
Sliced Parisian or Au Levan Baguette


Charcuterie The Art of the Board

Amuse Bouche Sweet

The Cheese:
Saint Angel Triple Cream cheese
24 year Aged Parmesan Reggiano
Blueberry Goat Cheese


The Meats:
Molinari Hard Salami
Shaved Prosciutto di Parma
(Best served fresh from our Deli)
Spiced Salami, Speck


The Fruits:
Black Grapes, Red Cherries
Pomegranate Seeds,Dried Figs
Dried Cherries


Accoutrements:
Marcona Almonds
Kii Natural Crackers
Sliced Parisian
or Au Levan Baguette


Recommended Wine:
A Cabernet based Bordeux ordrier Cabernet from California or Washington

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Charcuterie The Art of the Board

A Taste of Thailand

With Asian flavors all the rage, we decided to put a twist on the Charcuterie board and take your taste buds on an adventure!

The Cheese:
1000 Day Gouda
Extra Sharp Cheddar
Sartori Merlot
Halloumi Cheese


The Meats:
Molinari Hard Salami
Hard Pepperoni
Sriracha Peanut Butter Bacon (Yes peanut butter and bacon- who knew?!)
Beef Jerky


The Fruits:
Green Grapes
Dragon Fruit
Dried Mango
Radishes


Accoutrements:
Homemade Roti bread:
Peanut Butter Sriracha Bacon
Kimchi
Toasted Coconut, Rice Crackers
Wasabi Peas,Pickled Ginger
Mikes Hot Honey
Homemade Soft Boiled Egg
Sliced Parisian or Au Levan Baguette


Recommended Wine:
Dry to fruity draft brewed Sake served cold to keep with the Asian flavors, a light Burgundy (Chardonnay) on the dryer side with some acidity, or a California Cabernet.

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