The bulk section and Deli department have so many wonderful items to choose from to add variety and flare to your board! They have all of the organic fixin’s to serve the best to your guests this Thanksgiving.
Make your board seasonal and festive with these ingredients.
PRO TIP: Only buy what you need. Buying cured meats and cheeses can get expensive. Depending on how many you are serving and how big of board you plan to make my recommendations below may.
Assorted Cheeses: I like to choose 3-4 different cheeses and ensure they are different colors, textures and flavors. Choose some cheese robust in flavor, and others mild in flavor.
Soft and creamy cheese: brie, goat choose, mozzarella balls, burrata, blue cheese
Meats: When purchasing the meat, you can plan for each guest having about 3-4 slices (~2 oz. per person). I always like to offer a variety of 2-3 types of meat. A couple thinly sliced and 1 a bit denser.
Genoa Salami (thin) or a hard salami
Spreads: 1-2 is plenty.For a Thanksgiving charcuterie board I love including a fig spread! Apricot or grape jams work well too. Sprouts has a great store-bought options so you don’t have to make your own.
Crackers and Bread: I like to provide both options to guests so they can build a delicious bite on top of the cracker or bread. Choose crackers that are more mild in flavor so it doesn’t detract from what’s being added on top. Any sliced baguette bread works well.
Etc. items: seasonal candy, chocolates, olives, mini dill pickles, cornichons, marinated artichokes
Decoration: fresh flowers and fresh herbs such as thyme and rosemary to add color and fill in any empty spaces.
How to build a Charcuterie Board
Select the board you want to build on: this can be a large wood cutting board, a rectangular slate board or a marble board.
Gather small bowls, appetizer forks, spreaders, mini cheese knives, spoons, etc.
Wash fruit being used and gently pat dry.
Slice cheese and meat.
Assemble the board: start in the center and begin to arrange the items. Try to place contrasting colors and shapes next to each other. It’s a blank canvas, let your creativity flow!
Serve immediately and replenish the board as necessary.
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