TX based Roots To Table would like to draw the community’s attention to a recent article on What is Charcuterie. The article explores what charcuterie is, how it is usually prepared, its origins, what usually appears on a charcuterie board and more. The article can be found on Roots To Table’s website and offers a great deal of information into the world and tradition of meat and cheese boards. Charcuterie has become very popular around the world, and the article is a good way to begin learning about what goes into the creation of a charcuterie board.

Charcuterie originated in France and has since spread to numerous regions. The term refers to the art of preparing and arranging cured meats and meat products, and it has evolved to include other items besides meat, such as bread and fruits. What makes charcuterie unique, however, is the amount of effort that is put into arranging the food items, and it takes an in-depth understanding of the art to create aesthetically pleasing charcuterie boards.

“Charcuterie is a branch of cooking involving prepared meats, such as ham, sausage, bacon, confit, or other pork products,” the article says. “The word charcuterie originated in France, and it translates to ‘pork-butcher shop.’ While the original French translation refers to pork, many modern charcuterie boards include other types of food like pate, cheese, crackers, fruit, nuts, and dips. In French, the cook who prepares the meat is called a Charcutier. The English pronunciation of charcuterie varies slightly from the original French. The correct French pronunciation of charcuterie is ‘shar-coo-tree.’ The common elements of a cheeseboard are meats and cheeses, but there are no rules when it comes to charcuterie. Play around with your favorite ingredients and themes. Before serving your board, take a picture of it for future reference. It will come in handy the next time you want to build a charcuterie board.”

There are countless shapes and styles of charcuterie boards to choose from, and each one allows for countless arrangements. The shape of the board, for example, can greatly affect how ingredients are laid out, along with portion sizes and a number of other factors. The first step is to master a basic rectangular or round board, and from then one can learn to arrange fruit, cheese and meat on other, more complex boards. The size also affects how items are arranged and presented. Depending on how many guests one intends on entertaining, they may wish to pick out a larger or smaller board. Finally, the material a board is crafted from can also affect its appearance, ease of handling and much more.

There are multiple ways to approach the art of building a charcuterie board. Roots To Table suggests that their community begins by taking a look at the four styles illustrated in the article. The article says, “There are a few different approaches you can take while developing a concept for your charcuterie board. You can go with a regional approach and include items that all hail from the same country or town (i.e. you could make an entire board based on the flavors of Alsace, France or Bologna, Italy). Or you can take a more freestyle approach and think about how your favorite flavors and textures would translate onto one board. Here are a few examples of the latter option, to spark your creativity.”

The four styles of charcuterie boards include pickles and spreads (which focus on tangy pickled foods combined with sweet, smokey meats and cheese), cheese and fruit spreads (which include a combination of cheeses and fruits that complement each other), fresh veggie and citrus (which includes fennel, blood orange and so on) and toasted bread and meat (where the bread serves as a vehicle for various meats and cheeses). These boards can be customized to create boards for almost any occasion and palette.

Roots To Table supplies high-quality charcuterie boards made of sturdy, sustainable materials. Their charcuterie-related products can be found on Amazon.com and offer a level of quality rarely found elsewhere. Visit the company’s online store for more information on their boards and other charcuterie-related items.

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Roots To Table
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