Charcuterie Boards are simple and flexible. They can be all meat and cheese, vegetarian, or even dessert. Use your imagination. Most will go with a broad range of wines and will satisfy a wide range of tastes. Below is an easy suggestion.
8 oz. Brie cheese round
1/3 cup blackberry or Marionberry jam or preserves
3-4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 oz. each of various Italian salamis
Red grapes in small clusters
Apples – red and/or green, sliced thin
1 pkg Raincoast Crips Crackers
1 pkg butter crackers
1 cup nuts – almonds or cashews
Breadsticks wrapped in prosciutto
6 oz. each of 3 or 4 of your favorite cheeses, sliced or cubed
6 oz. dried fruit – apricots, cranberries or blueberries
Place the brie in a round 6-inch baking dish. Spread the jam on top and sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, until melted and bubbly.
Layout prosciutto on waxed paper and spread it lightly with cream cheese. Cut lengthwise into 1-inch strips and wrap diagonally around breadsticks.
Place a hot pad in the center of a food-safe board. Place the dish of brie on the hot pad. Around the sides of the baking dish, start assembling the board.
Pairs well with Iron Hub wines