Friday, December 27, 2013

Entertaining Guests, Invited To A Gathering? Charcuterie Board In A Flash With A Whole Foods Market Giveaway!

Sometimes it's just not possible to cook a dish for every gathering we are invited to. Potluck at school, work gathering on a Friday afternoon, holiday open house, drinks and dessert, and a hat party are just a few invitations we've received in the past month. Every time we've been asked to bring along a dish to share. My thoughts immediately go to chips and salsa, but then you realize you don't want to be that person.

Luckily we've honed in on what we like to bring to a gathering that seems to make everyone happy and we also get a ton of compliments with a Charcuterie Board. Our board always contains specialty meats, cheese like grass fed cheddar or goat cheese we roll in nuts, bread, mixed nuts, nut thin crackers, sometimes a spread, olives and pickles to round things out! If we have time we candy the nuts to have a sweet component to all the savory offerings. The Charcuterie Board makes me happy because it fits everyone's palate and even those with dietary restrictions. Something for everyone!



Here's an example of a recent board we tossed together, it doesn't always have to be a huge investment, simple is just as appealing (not picture nut thins crackers):



Interested in learning more? Whole Story Blog:  Food Trend Alert: Charcuterie


I have 2 Whole Foods Market Gift Cards ($25 each) to giveaway!


To Enter:

1. A comment equals one entry, comment as much as you wish. Please leave a valid email address if you comment as anonymous.

2. Contest will close on Sunday December 29th, 2013 at 10pm MST. 

3. (2) Winners will be chosen by Random. Org and notified via email.

4. Address must be provided within 24 hours or a new winner will be selected, gift cards will be shipped directly by the supplier of the giveaway.  

5. Open to US residents only. 
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Disclaimer, I was compensated by Whole Foods Market as a WFM Ambassador for this post and giveaway! Content is purely at my discretion. 

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  2. Love this! Can I tell you how deep my love for the cheese and charcuterie board goes? I've had fun playing around with different combinations and adding unusual elements. I recently added some shards of salted caramels alongside a triple creme brie that was an unexpected show stopper. It's fun to explore!

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  4. Love getting organic produce at Whole Foods.
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  6. Deli sushi dishes are the best!

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  7. I love this idea! One could easily set this up with a wide variation.

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  8. Thank you so much for this opportunity !

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  9. This is a fun idea. I'd be the guy hovering over the plate! These days I really like Drunken Goat Cheese that we've found at Whole Foods. johnmullis777 at gmail dot com

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  10. An olive tapenade would be a good addition, too. ~ john

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  11. Love! I put together trays like this for our monthly tabletop game fests.

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  12. Cheese platters are my favorite!

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  13. Would love to see an addition of different crackers.

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  14. Is that a hard salami on the platter?

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  15. I visited their site and love the healthy pantry makeover!

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  16. Love the idea that they have a recipe app too!

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  17. Forgot my email Ddebra33 at gmail dot com!

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  18. I watched the video and learned about 3 types of meat to put on the tray.

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  19. I'd like to try some fermented meat to see if I like it.

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  20. I've had Cecina before. It's a salt-cured, air-dried beef. Tasty.

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