The trend of curated cheeses and aesthetically pleasing appetizers is far from over. From color-coordinated crackers to holiday-themed designs, charcuterie boards have become an artistic expression for culinarians worldwide. You've probably noticed a creative shift in the perfect arrangement of snack foods on a vintage cutting board, right? From breakfast boards to dessert layouts, and snack platters, we want to show you how to add new and unique items to your traditional charcuterie board.
Before we breakdown the planning and design methods used in charcuterie craft, we can't help but wonder if our products have contributed to the advancement of these beautiful boards. After all, raw honeycomb makes the ultimate statement as a centerpiece snack. Wouldn't you agree? As you see pictured, a raw honeycomb is a perfect color to balance any vibrant foods that build away from it, and in all honesty, it elevates the entire aesthetic. Why offer honey to drizzle when you can impress your grazing company with a piece of honey's source.
So, after a year of socially distanced friendships, zoom happy hours and, stay-at-home birthday parties, the least we could do is work on perfecting our charcuterie skill. In the breakdown below, we will take you through the craftsmanship that goes into charcuterie. As you may have guessed, it entails far more than laying out crackers.
Here’s to getting started.
Step 1: Decide on your board
Like anything else, start with a great foundation. Whether you prefer traditional boards or unique trays, it’s all about setting the board up for perfection.
Savannah Bee Suggestions: Our Wine Barrel Honeycomb Platter.
Step 2: Choose your cheeses
Add some variety. Pair softer cheeses like brie or goat with harder cheeses like Parmesan or Gouda. You could also stop by your closest Savannah Bee location to see what they have in store for you! If you are unsure of the closest retail location, check our retail locator.
Savannah Bee Suggestion: Incorporate our Cheese Board Knife for ultimate elegance.
Step 3: Pick your proteins
Whether you include specialty meats for a salami river or mixed nuts for a palate cleanser, choose the ideal pairings for your plate.
Step 4: Add a unique piece
Choose items that stand out. Focus on quality products that are sure to get attention. We offer a great raw honeycomb that is light and sweet and the perfect asset for an Instagram-worthy charcuterie board.
Savannah Bee Suggestion: When you purchase our world-renowned raw honeycomb, be sure to also check out our honeycomb knife
Step 5: Select your carbs
Whether you prefer crackers, bread, or both, decide on a vehicle for the rest of the goods. Warm bread is the perfect pairing for the previously mentioned raw honeycomb, so toast a baguette and prepare your tastebuds.
Step 6: Garnish
Toss in some herbs and design your display. Search for a layout you like and recreate it with the products you love. Add some color and organize your food in a way that makes sense to you!
Step 7: Enjoy!
Invite over friends and family. Spread some cheese and honey on a piece of bread, and enjoy the art of coming together again.
Feeling honeycomb obsessed yet? If so, check out our honeycomb gift set. Treat your guests to the entire Savannah Bee experience, or just treat yourself!