Charcuterie Boards are all the rage right now. They can turn a simple snack into a work of art. This Fourth of July, impress your family and friends with a beautiful board filled with your favorite Petit Jean Meats.
Below are some tips to help turn your normal snack tray into a beautiful charcuterie board.
Think outside the "board".
You can use anything as a charcuterie board - slabs of wood or fun shapes and letters are available at hobby or kitchen stores.
Add Color and Texture
Add some pops of color and make sure not too put too many colors next to each other.
Items like crackers or nuts with different textures can add variety.
Adding bowls of mustard or preserves can help make it interesting.
Slice your meats and cheeses in different ways. Wedges, circles or half moons help create interest. You can also cut meat and cheese into fun shapes with a simple cookie cutter for extra pizzazz.
Fold or create rosettes with your meat slices are also a great way to create texture.
Fill in the gaps with colorful garnish.