Charm Up Your Charcuterie Board
I have to admit something that’s rather embarrassing but I’ll do it for the sake of food! It wasn’t until I moved to Texas that I heard the term “charcuterie board.”
A charcuterie board was always referred to as a meat and cheese platter where I grew up so I had no idea the term existed. Now that I know what a charcuterie board is, I had to make one for our family football-watching game day. I love that a board can be tailored to any group or occasion with meats, cheeses, sweets, and savory nibbles. It’s also a great way to clean out our fridge and pantry by using all the random food items you’ve been meaning to use but haven’t. I wanted a healthier version so I loaded my board with protein-packed food items.
Hiland Charcuterie Board
- Hiland Dairy Cheeses
- Hiland Dairy Cottage Cheese Cups
- Hiland Dairy Cream Cheese
- Variety cuts of meat
- Variety of crackers
- Marinated olives
- Variety of vegetables
- Raspberry preserves
- Small can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
- Wash your charcuterie board (I used a slate cheese board with warm soapy water. Pat dry and set aside.
- Dice blocks of Hiland Dairy Cheese.
- Cut cream cheese in half and place on a square of parchment paper. Place on the board.
- Add ¼ cup of the raspberry preserve to a small bowl. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of chipotle pepper adobo sauce (depending on your heat preference) and mix well. Pour-over cream cheese square.
- Slice meats and vegetables.
- Place all the ingredients randomly on your board and serve.
Diva’s Tip: I used a Hiland Dairy Zesty Fiesta Cottage Cheese Cup for a vegetable dip or to spread on crackers. Yum!
~ The Dairy Diva