Ultimate Charcuterie Spread

This post originally appeared on My Clean Kitchen, a clean eating food blog, by a local blogger.

One of my favorite things to do at the holidays is a Charcuterie Spread. I have a friend – she shall remain nameless – who collects cheese and charcuterie boards. I, for one, think its a fabulous thing to collect. Mostly because – HOW FUN, but also because I can borrow them! She graciously lent her bounty for my Holiday Charcuterie, and I’m so thankful. One of the things I love most about Charcuterie, is that there is no right way to do it. This is my interpretation and preference of Charcuterie, but you can really add whatever you want.

Over the summer, my hubby and I stayed at a fancy hotel in Florida while our daughter sweated it out at nature camp (its a hard life.) We ate at the lobby farm to table restaurant a few times while we were there. This was mostly because they had an AMAZING charcuterie plate. Our favorite part of the dish was the honey comb. It was delectable and so delicious with the spicy Genoa ham. I looked everywhere for honey comb for this spread, but alas I couldn’t find it. But, if you can locate it near you, I definitely recommend adding it. Its tasty but also beautiful.

Charcuterie is my go to holiday appetizer because of three reason;

1 – I don’t have to cook it.

2 – Its simple and beautiful.

3 – There’s something for everyone.

Here are a few of my favorite things to includes;

Meats
Prosciutto
Genoa Ham
Pepperoni

Cheese
Creamy Havarti Cheese
Smoked Cheddar
Blue Cheese
Goat Cheese

Bread & Crackers
Crustini
French Baguette
Crunchy Crackers

Other Yummies
Honey
Fig Jam
Sweet Gherkin Pickles
Olives
Artichoke Hearts
Pistachios
Plum Jam
Spicy Whole Grain Mustard

The beautiful pictures in this post were taken by a dear friend Sera Petras. She is a local photographer, but will travel! She does weddings, food, family and everything in between. She’s amazing! I’m so lucky to have met her 4 years ago. You should totally follow her on Instagram. Her pictures are amazing and will make you smile.

Photo by Sera Petras

Photo by Sera Petras

Photo by Sera Petras

Photo by Sera Petras

Photo by Sera Petras

Photo by Sera Petras

Photo by Sera Petras

Photo by Sera Petras

Photo by Sera Petras

Photo by Sera Petras

Photo by Sera Petras

Photo by Sera Petras

Photo by Sera Petras

Photo by Sera Petras

Photo by Sera Petras

Photo by Sera Petras

Photo by Sera Petras

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