Wine Wednesday is the much-anticipated midweek break where people all around the world stop whatever they’re doing, take a deep breath, drink some wine, and get their charcuterie and cheese on. What could be better? Spice up your next wine Wednesday and bring a touch of elegance to your weekly get-together with a chic charcuterie board that pairs perfectly with Timber Hill Wine.
Tips For Creating Your Next Instagrammable Wine Wednesday Charcuterie Board:
Start Simple, Then Get Creative
Great charcuterie boards start with the basics. Choose a few different types of meat and cheeses. We recommend a variety of soft and firm cheeses (brie, aged cheddar, manchego), as well as a variety of meats (like prosciutto, sausage, and even pates). Then you’ll want to add some fruit, nuts, spreads, bread (whole grain is best), and crackers. The final component should be a condiment like mustard, honey, or jam to complete your spread. To make the board look extra fancy and delicious, throw in some type of vegetable or even edible flowers!
Play With Different Serving Dishes and Stands
Now it’s time to get your hands dirty. You can use different serving dishes and stands, but we recommend starting out small. Try different types of wooden boards, plates, glasses, and napkins—even toothpicks! Experimenting with new ideas is a great way to make an ordinary charcuterie board feel new again. What makes creating charcuterie boards so much fun is their aesthetic (and we can’t ignore the fact that they are absolutely delicious). Get creative with your board and really make it your own!
There’s More to Charcuterie Boards Than Just Meats and Cheeses
When it comes to creating the perfect charcuterie board for your next wine Wednesday, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to stick with the classic American charcuterie board. There are so many different ways to make your charcuterie board unique, and that is what makes it so fun! You can use jams and spreads in place of cheeses. Something like strawberry jam or fig spread is great on a slice of nice crusty bread. You can also use pickled vegetables that you would normally put on sandwiches like pickled carrots, onions, cucumbers, or cauliflower. This will allow you to incorporate more flavors into your board while still maintaining its traditional charm and keeping things simple at home.
Wine of The Month Charcuterie Board Pairing Suggestions
Our wine of the month this August is our Back to School sweet red blend. This is the perfect wine to pair with your charcuterie board as it pairs perfectly with sweets, grapes, fruit, cheeses, and bread – all the things you need to make the perfect board for your next wine Wednesday!
Once you’ve gathered all your ingredients, it’s time to start arranging them on your board. Be sure to leave some space in between each item so that your guests can easily grab them. And last but not least, enjoy your Wine Wednesday with a bottle from Timber Hill Winery! Contact us today to learn more about wine pairing for charcuterie boards, or shop our selection of wine online today!