Party Platter: Prosecco & Charcuterie

This time of year makes me crave a really good Charcuterie & Cheese Board. If you haven’t heard this term before, Charcuterie is another term for cooked & prepared meats like ham, pepperoni, etc. that you might find on a party platter.

These boards are a very popular and simple appetizer to prepare for a gathering of family and friends or even just for a cozy night in with snacks and a movie!

The great part about party platters is they are so customizable, you can use a huge variety of things such as fresh or dried fruit, seeds and nuts, cured meats, crackers, baguette, cheeses and more!

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At your local grocery store, you can most likely find pre-packaged meat & cheese like these ones by Panino Misto. I chose Fontinello/Prosciutto and Provolone/Spicy Genoa Salami.

In addition I bought an onion baguette, and brie cheese for some melty, carb-filled goodness.

I already had ham and marble cheese, and crackers at home, so I added those too.

 

Personally, when it comes to fruit, I think grapes go best on charcuterie board, especially when pairing it with wine and cheese. I also added fresh blueberries and strawberries because I had them on hand. I love the pop of colour the strawberries give!

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When it comes to the wine, it really is your preference. I am not a huge wine connoisseur, but my boyfriend and I love Sparkling Wines like Prosecco. It is so much fun to pop the cork and drinking it from a flute makes us feel so sophisticated! If you are heading to a party, a set like this would be a great idea to give the host! (Crystal glasses & a bottle of Prosecco). I couldn’t pass up this festive gold polka-dot box, and the wine was pretty tasty as well!

 

Get creative when plating the platter. I used a wooden cutting board for a rustic look and tried my best to lay the food down in a visually appealing way; After all, they say people eat with their eyes!

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Let me tell you, it was delicious and I can’t wait to make another one for any holiday parties I have coming up! I hope this gave you some ideas to make your own Charcuterie Board. If you make one, tag @SatisfyHerSoul in a photo as I would love to see it!

Do you have any other tips or favourite foods to include on your platters? Let me know in the comments below!

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