Unique condiments take boards from ordinary to outstanding!
It seems everywhere I go these days, people are dishing up cheese and charcuterie boards. I think it’s a great trend because it’s a way to cater to lots of different tastes and allow people to graze as little or as much as they like. When I’m designing a board, I try to think about contrasts – of flavour, texture and even visual appearance. I offered a whole bunch of tips about building a better charcuterie or cheese board in a recent Shepherd’s Coffee Talk segment with Marlene Shepherd and Kathie Donovan (which you can watch here), and one of the things I focused on was having unique condiments to add pops of unexpected flavour. Below are links to a few of my favourites (click on the titles to go straight to the recipes), all of which would make great hostess or holiday gifts. Happy entertaining!
Caramelized Onion and Cranberry Chutney
Sweet and spicy candied bacon
Roasted Nuts with Maple, Chili and Rosemary
Crunchy Curried Cauliflower Pickles
Grainy maple-whisky mustard
Search the archives on this site for more delicious inspiration for your charcuterie creations!
Just love this idea for a family gathering
You are most welcome! I hope you have fun building your next charcuterie board!
Wow, this is great! Thank you 😊