Charcuterie

Harry & David

My friends at Harry & David have launched a new collection of distinctive gourmet fare, created for everyday entertaining with elegance and ease! They were so kind as to let me try some of their new items. I had such fun with the delicious jelly, sausage, wine and cheese from Harry & David. I love a good charcuterie board, so I had a little group of friends get together for Happy Hour, and man-oh-man, it did not disappoint! The new Harry & David Gourmet collection showcases the brand’s commitment to continued innovation in the various product offerings. What better way to celebrate fall than with a a board like this from my friends at Harry & David. Such a treat getting to enjoy this yummy spread. If you are planning a party this season or sending a gift, remember that you can design an occasion tailored to your budget, as product offerings range from $10 to $400. I myself love a good cheese board, but they have a WIDE variety of options! Whether it’s a savory side dish, dessert or an entire decadent spread, Harry & David Gourmet has everything for entertaining with elegance and ease. They currently have more than 200 premium products to serve, share and savor. Head over to my instagram to checkout more snaps from our Happy Hour. #sharemore

Huckleberry Collective
Huckleberry Collective
Huckleberry Collective
Huckleberry Collective

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Seasonal Cheese Board

If you were to ask my favorite food, anyone that knows me, without hesitation, would say cheese. I have a serious weakness for a really good cheese, but to be honest I don't discriminate. I've been known to even eat string cheese from time to time. Enough about me, lets talk about this cheese board. This time of year there are parties almost every night, so you need just the right appetizer to take. This has is my seasonal take on a cheese board, and you can't go wrong with these items. 

Huckleberry Collective
  1. Base- I started with a large round cheese board
  2. Cheese- Three cheeses for variety (feel free to add more), pimento, sharp cheddar, and brie.
  3. Meat- 2 Meats, Genoa Salami and Pepperoni
  4. Cracker- Pita Crackers are on the board but I also did pretzel thins which are not shown.
  5. Fruit- Blackberries and Dried Cranberries
  6. Nut- Mixed variety that included; pecans, almonds, cashews and macadamia
  7. Garnish- Rosemary, you can also use basil, parsley, or mint.
  8. Jellies or Jams- Champagne Pepper Jelly and Jalapeno Blackberry Jam
  9. Knives- Only one is pictured, but make sure to have one knife per cheese so you don’t mix the different flavors.

Other item suggestions: pancetta, prosciutto, pickles, grapes, cheese straws, olives and mango. Get creative and know that there are no rules!

 

Shopping List:

  • Trader Joe’s Wisconsin Extra Sharp Cheddar
  • Trader Joe’s Double Cream Brie
  • Pimento Cheese with Jalapeno Blackberry Jam from New Hope
  • Champagne Pepper Jelly
  • Trader Joe’s Pita Bite Crackers
  • Planters Mixed Nuts
  • Rosemary Garnish
  • Trader Joe’s Dried Cranberries
  • Trader Joe’s Blackberries
  • Boar’s Head Genoa Salami
  • Boar’s Head Pepperoni