We are thrilled to share highlights from a recent event where our very own Chef Magen demonstrated the art of creating an exquisite charcuterie boards at Crazy Wellness Day. Her expertise and passion for culinary arts left everyone inspired and eager to create their own delectable spreads. If you missed the event, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with all the details, including some photos and videos.

Charcuterie 101: The Basics

First things first, let’s get the pronunciation right: “Char”-“cute“-“erie“. Now that we have that settled, let’s dive into what makes a charcuterie board truly special. 

When you think charcuterie, think variety. It’s all about combining different flavors and textures to create a symphony for your taste buds. A typical charcuterie board includes a mix of meats, cheeses, fresh and dried fruits, nuts, mustards, honey, jams, chutneys, olives, and more. The goal is to blend flavors like salty, sweet, smoky, nutty, and spicy into one harmonious spread.

Cheese: The Art of Tasteful Selection

Chef Magen recommends choosing a variety of cheeses and playing with textures and flavors. A good rule of thumb is three to four cheeses. Remember, “Something old, something new, something goat, and something blue.” This ensures you have a well-rounded selection to build delicious flavor profiles. 

Meats: Adding Depth and Spice

A great charcuterie board features a variety of meats. Chef Magen suggests including prosciutto, soppressata, chorizo, or pepperoni to add a touch of spice. For an added twist, smoked salmon is a delightful option that provides a unique flavor.

Fruit: Seasonal and Sweet

Forget the grapes! Chef Magen encourages you to think outside the box with seasonal fruits like peaches, figs, pears, and fresh cherries. In the summer, melons are a fantastic choice. Some of her favorite pairings include pears and brie, cantaloupe or pineapple with prosciutto, and peaches with soppressata.

Extras: The Finishing Touches

To elevate your charcuterie board, add some heat with hot honey or hot mustard. The most important part of building a winning charcuterie board is to have fun and make it your own. Variety is key!

Experience the Magic at Magpie Inn

At Magpie Inn, we believe in creating unforgettable experiences for our guests. When you reserve your room with us, you can indulge in Chef Magen’s culinary delights right in the comfort of your room. We offer special packages where Chef Magen will craft a personalized charcuterie board, brunch board, grazing table, or sweets & treats board just for you. These are perfect for a girls’ weekend or any special gathering where you want to spoil your guests.

Imagine renting all five rooms at Magpie Inn, accommodating 10-12 of your family and friends, and enjoying a weekend filled with laughter, relaxation, and mouthwatering cuisine. Chef Magen’s creations will not only satisfy your taste buds but also leave you with cherished memories.

Plan Your Visit Today!

Ready to experience the best in hospitality and culinary excellence? Book your stay at Magpie Inn today and add one of our special packages to make your visit even more special. Chef Magen’s charcuterie boards, brunch boards, grazing tables, and sweets & treats boards are waiting to delight you and your guests.

We look forward to welcoming you to Magpie Inn, where comfort meets culinary artistry. See you soon!

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