The Ultimate Charcuterie Chalet Guide
Decorating gingerbread houses is one of our favorite holiday traditions to share. This year, we’re swapping sweet for savory and getting in on one of the latest and most creative food trends, the Charcuterie Chalet!
Though the trend isn’t totally new, it is a tasty and fun way to enjoy some of your favorite cured meats, cheese, veggies, pickles, and accouterment differently, where the only limitation to your plate is your imagination, and maybe your stomach.
So how to make your own? Instagram is a great place to find inspiration from, but like all building projects, a steady base is key. A traditional charcuterie board or large serving tray is a great place to start! Depending on the scene you’re envisioning, a stiffer white cheese can do a lot to cover the whole scene in a grated “snow,” like our Beecher’s Flagship Cheese.
As you start to think about and build your structure, stiffer saltier snacks like your favorite crackers, pretzels, or breadsticks can do a lot of the heavy lifting for you and give you a great starting point as you continue to embellish your design.
Soft cheeses like Tillamook Original Farmstyle Cream Cheese Spread or lactose-free spreads like Trazza Oven Roasted Garlic & Chives Hummus can act as a flavorful layer of spackle to adhere carefully shingled slivered nuts or sliced cured meat like Olympia Provisions Finocchiona Salami or Saucisson Sec Salami.
Need some greenery to round things out? Seasonal herbs like rosemary can serve as a festive wreath or a row of carefully pruned trees. Once you’ve finished decorating, be sure to cover and keep the entire house chilled until you’re ready to serve.
If you try your hand at constructing your own charcuterie chalet be sure to tag us in your post, we’d love to see what you bring to life!