Is there anything better in life than cheese and cured meats? I challenge you to find it… Last night I went out to dinner with one of my girlfriends and we shared an amazingly enjoyable plate of charcuterie, cheeses and spreads. Which got me thinking- how EASY is it to put one of these together? I think, my friends, easy enough to present here as easy entertaining.
The art of charcuterie dates back to the Roman Empire- it originally was a method of preserving meat. But after the advent of the refrigerator, we kept these recipes around because they taste just so darn good! The selections range from salami and bacon to pates and rilletes. Two of my favorites? Coppa and Soppresatta.
This post is a bit of cheat, because really, there is no cooking involved in putting together a great platter. Assuming that you have these things on hand, I can’t think of a quicker dish to put together for guests. Select a few meats, a few cheeses- its hard to go wrong. But, just in case you get overwhelmed by the choices, I’ve come up with this fool proof guide:
Might have to do this for dinner 2 nights in a row. Have a great weekend!