We are happy to build you a Charcuterie, Cheese and Fruit Plate at Beechwood Inn.
We offer lots of wonderful local seasonal products on our specialty Charcuterie, Cheese and Fruit boards and plates. Just let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. We are happy to accommodate your likes as well.
What is Charcuterie?
Charcuterie (pronounced “shahr-ku-tuh-ree”) is the art of preparing and assembling cured meats and other meat products. But, many people use the term charcuterie to refer to an assortment of meats that are paired with different accompaniments, such as toast, fruit, cheese, and sauces.
How to Make a Charcuterie Board
An ideal charcuterie board has a good balance of flavors and textures and has items that contrast and complement each other. Here are some tips we use for making pairings and choosing ideal options for your charcuterie tray:
- Pair a chewy salami with a rich and smooth pate.
- Complement spicy chorizo with sweet fruits.
- Contrast cold cheeses, fruits, or meats with warm sausage or cheese.
- Limit yourself to one smoked meat option per tray. Smoke has a strong flavor that can easily overwhelm more delicate flavors on the board.
The basic goal of a charcuterie board is to create contrast between all of the different qualities in each morsel that makes sense. Additionally, many charcuterie boards will include toast, fruit preserves, pickles. and even mustard or fancy olive oils to mix up the possible combinations.
Just let us know, we will do the rest.