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Cheese and Charcuterie Board

When you can pair the right cheese with charcuterie it’s a match made in heaven.

How to assemble the perfect cheese and charcuterie board

As you can tell lately it’s been shower central over here. This month I helped host 2 baby showers, a wedding shower, and even participated in a virtual baby shower. But now it’s time for a virtual wedding shower for Meriem of Culinary Couture.

A Virtual Bridal Shower for Meriem of CulinaryCoutureBlog.com!

I first “met” Meriem when she sent me some amazing Hot Cocoa Cookies a couple of years ago when we participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. So I was excited when I found out she was getting married and we were going to throw her a little food blogger shower!

The theme is Made for Each Other so we all are putting together some of our favorite flavor pairings! I racked my brain thinking of what to do…something with wine & chocolate or dark chocolate & raspberry – basically any excuse to do something sweet. But let’s be honest there is nothing better than a good ol’ cheese and charcuterie plate. Okay maybe pairing wine and cheese. But I’ll save that for next time.


So let’s get down to it!

The cheese: You’ll want a variety –  Soft, semi-soft, semi-hard, hard (or another way to look at it) Aged, firm, creamy, crumbly, blue – Using 3 to 5…I chose Blue Saint Agur, Cypress Grove Midnight Moon, Manchego, Seaside Cheddar

The meat: You’ll want different textures, tastes, and slices of meat. I chose Chorizo, Prosciutto, Serrano Ham, Sopressata

The vehicle: To be honest unless I use a jam or mousse I prefer not to have anything take away from the cheese and meat but I will always have a few things of bread, crackers, chips, and/or crisps just in case

The accompaniments: Olives, Jams, Nuts, Mousse, Fruit, Honey

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Midnight Moon (think Cheddar meets Gouda), Chorizo, Truffle Mousse

Seaside Cheddar, Prosciutto, Walnuts


Manchego (a Spanish sheep’s milk), Serrano Ham, Marcona Almonds , Fig Jam

Blue Saint Agur (a soft, creamy not as salty blue cheese), Sopressata – dry salami

Other tips: Cheese is best served at room temperature; use a different knife for each cheese (and if you can use one that is specifically designed for certain types of cheese); when putting together the board I like to group together the meat and cheese that pairs well alongside their accompaniments so it takes the guess work out for your guests.

Meriem I wish you a lifetime of happiness with your perfect match!

Be sure to check out the other rest of our shower menu.

A Virtual Bridal Shower Menu:

Paleo Brookies from A Clean Bake

Yellow Cake Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream for Two from An Edible Mosaic

Mocha Cupcakes  from  Baking a Moment

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes from Blahnik Baker

Mini Lemon Cheesecakes from What Jessica Baked Next

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Lauren Hall

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  1. Yummmm! Thank you so much Lauren, you brought the savory stuff to the party and we definitely needed that to balance out all the sweetness! I love me some cheese!

  2. I love a good cheese board. We sometimes just have a cheese and fruit board for dinner, when I am feeling really lazy!

  3. Just perfect!!! Delicious

  4. I love this cheese board! Now this is my kind of snacking. 🙂 Congrats to your friend!

  5. I could seriously LIVE off cheese and charcuterie. Seriously!

  6. I wish I could eat that whole tray! Congratulations to Meriem.

  7. Andi @ The Weary Chef says:

    This post made me hungry! Love all that cheesy goodness! 😀

  8. Debra A Attinella says:

    I would to make this board for my next dinner party!

  9. I love this idea! It’s such a perfect appetizer for any party – even a virtual one. I’m so glad you were able to join us for the shower 🙂

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