What are the most popular charcuterie board ingredients in North Carolina? We found out.

Between football season, Halloween and all the hubbub that happen in the fall, social gatherings and potlucks abound in North Carolina – that means it’s time for charcuterie boards!

Charcuterie boards are the hot ticket this year for entertaining eats and it’s not hard to see why.  A smorgasbord of meats, cheeses, nuts and breads provide a not only a visually stunning display for your table but also countless delicious options for everyone’s taste buds.

It’s become such a popular option for entertaining that each state has weighed in what ingredients their residents like the best on their boards.

There are a few basic elements of a charcuterie board that you should include to make it complete:

  • Large serving tray, board or platter
  • Meats
  • Cheeses
  • Crackers/bread
  • Sweet sides/toppings
  • Miscellaneous

With these elements, you can make snack magic! According to E-Conolight.com, North Carolina has some clear favorite ingredients when it comes to their charcuterie board:

  • Pate (the meat)
  • Muenster (the cheese)
  • Biscotti (sweets)
  • Yellow peppers (fruit/veggie)
  • Honey (dip/spread)
  • Almonds (nuts)

But don’t let your state’s tastes define how you dress your board! Go wild and do whatever makes your mouth water, from breakfast themed boards, to Halloween boards.

If you love charcuterie boards here in North Carolina, but don’t have the time to devote to making your own snack masterpiece, hit up Fayetteville’s own The Preserve Charcuterie. They can hook you up!

Happy Snacking!

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