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How to make the perfect Spanish Charcuterie Board: easy and simple


28/10/2021No comments

It is very likely that in recent months you have come across the so-called “charcuterie board” on social networks. And if you’ve asked yourself the question, “What is a charcuterie board?

At Lidaria we are passionate about keeping up with the latest gastronomic trends, so today we are going to tell you all its secrets, how to make a charcuterie board step by step, and we will leave you with a very Iberian option to leave your next guests open-mouthed.

What is a charcuterie board?

You may be surprised to learn that the trendy dish is simply a modern version of the traditional appetizer.  What makes this new trend special is the fact that all the ingredients are presented on the same board, instead of being separated into different plates.

The charcuterie board is the perfect option to surprise your family, friends or guests with a very striking appetizer that will not leave anyone indifferent.

What do you need to make a charcuterie board?

A good charcuterie board has two fundamental elements. The first is a board, plate or flat surface on which the food will be placed. The most commonly used boards are usually made of wood, and you can choose the design that best suits your style. If you don’t want to buy one, you can always use a cutting board you have at home.

The second element is, obviously, the food. Unlike the also acclaimed “cheese board”, on the charcuterie board you can include practically anything you want. Among the most popular foods to use on charcuterie boards are all types of cold cuts (Serrano ham, york, salami, chorizo, loin…), varieties of cheeses, olives, nuts, fruit, bread sticks or crackers and sauces or jams to go with them.

tabla de aperitivos

There are no specific rules for creating a perfect board, you just have to let your imagination run wild, and make sure you place the ingredients neatly and cleanly.

Spanish Charcuterie Board

charcuterie board ibérico

Now that you know all its secrets, it’s time to create your own. For this reason, we leave you with an idea created by Marisel Orozco, in which she proposes a very spanish and easy to make option.

Ingredients

  • Manchego cured sheep cheese
  • Roasted eggplant with sun-dried tomato in oil
  • Olives stuffed with peppers
  • Chorizo sausage
  • Iberian tallow loin
  • Iberian sausage
  • Wholemeal crackers
  • Natural tomato
  • Canned artichokes seasoned with EVOO flavored with Iberian ham
  • Black figs

Next, present all the ingredients on your board, grouping them together and you’re done!

Don’t forget to try the combinations you like the most, and share this post with your family and friends if you liked it.

 

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