Charcuterie for the Holidays

I love meat and cheese boards, they are so versatile. Tune into WZZM TV13 on Sunday morning ~ 12.17.17 at 9:15am and 9:45am for my holiday party bites and ideas. I will be showing my favorite ways to dress up my Charcuterie Board and different party bites that can be made from all the different ingredients.

My cookbook, Meals From The Mitten ~ Celebrating The Seasons In Michigan ~ is still available for pre-order. Just hit the SHOP button above. It makes a perfect Christmas gift for that someone special on your list. It's more than just a cookbook, it's a beautiful coffee table book. Every chapter has a beautiful photo of a scenic Michigan location, thanks to Todd & Brad Reed Photography. They also have a new book available right now and it's the perfect stocking stuffer. You can buy their new book, Time Take For Joy, at their Ludington location or online.

CHARCUTERIE BOARD & PARTY BITES

MEATS

Salami

Capicola

Mortadella

Prosciutto

Sopressata

CHEESES

Brie

Parmesan

Goat

Smoked Gouda

Blue

VEGGIES/FRUIT (pickled or preserved)

Olives

Asparagus

Pepperoncini

Sundried tomatoes

Fresh fruit

Fruit preserves

GARNISHES

Fresh herbs

Pesto

Stone ground mustard

Crackers

BREADS

Baguette

Focaccia

Pretzel bun

Arrange meats, cheeses and veggies on a large wooden cutting board. Serve with fruit, pesto, mustard, crackers and breads.

Make some foccacia and pretzel-bun sandwiches to serve alongside.

FOCACCIA SANDWICHES

Cut focaccia in half horizontally.

Spread a thin layer of pesto over the cut sides of the bread. Layer meat on focaccia bottom, then add some cheese slices and top with some pepperoncini. Replace focaccia top and cut into desired slices. Arrange on a platter next to the charcuterie board.

PRETZEL-BUN SANDWICHES

Cut pretzel buns in half horizontally.

Spread a thin layer of stone ground mustard over the cut sides of the buns. Layer meat on pretzel-bun bottom, followed by some cheese slices. Replace pretzel-bun top and cut into desired slices. Arrange on a platter next to the charcuterie board.

NOTE

Feel free to add extra slices of meat and cheese to these sandwiches.

I use items from the charcuterie platter along with some sliced turkey, ham and sliced cheeses.

SALAMI, MINT

& MOZZARELLA SKEWERS

SERVES 4

4 salami slices

4 fresh mint leaves

4 fresh mozzarella balls

4 fresh large blackberries

4 cocktail skewers (at least 4 inches long)

MAKE SKEWERS

Fold salami slices in half, and then in half again. Add 1 mint leaf to a skewer, followed by a folded slice of salami, a mozzarella ball and a blackberry. Repeat with remaining skewers.

Join Meredith TerHaar and I on Sunday morning. Merry Christmas!

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