My Summer Cheese and Charcuterie Board with Blue Diamond Crafted Gourmet Garlic Herb and Olive Oil almonds! Summer entertaining is not complete without a cheese and charcuterie board like this!
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When I entertain in the summer, I like to keep it as simple as possible. We grill outside, keep the oven off and like to keep things fresh and delicious. If you know me, you know I love a good cheese and charcuterie board. They are so easy to put together and there’s sure to be something there for everyone.
I love adding homemade pesto and grilled veggies and fruit to my cheese and charcuterie boards in the summer because not only do these elements add color, flavor and variety, but they are also incredibly delicious! Grab a toasted baguette slice, top with some prosciutto, cheese and some pesto .. divine!
Cheese and Charcuterie Board
Here are my basic guidelines with it comes to putting together a cheese and charcuterie board: Use a variety of cheeses (hard and soft, display different shapes, colors and textures). I follow this rule for everything. You basically want different shapes, colors and textures for everything, including the charcuterie: I like to slice up hard salami and also use prosciutto and sometimes I’ll use a really thinly sliced pancetta. Mix it up! I also love adding fun elements like fruit and olives and you simply must have some tasty almonds on your board.
Here’s a video you can watch of me putting one together.
Today, I am using Blue Diamond Crafted Gourmet Garlic Herb and Olive Oil almonds! I absolutely love flavored almonds and these have so much flavor and are sure to add a distinctive crunch and burst of sophistication to any cheese and charcuterie board
If you’ve never put together a cheese and charcuterie board, you must give this a try! Here’s to summer entertaining!