Create the Perfect Charcuterie Board!
What is better for snacking than a big, beautiful charcuterie board? Whether you are having a friend and family gathering, holiday party, or some sort of celebration, a charcuterie board is a great option. The best part is, there is no “right” or “wrong” way to create one, and you can theme the board to match the occasion.
What exactly is a charcuterie board? A charcuterie board typically contains some type of assortment of the following: Meats, cheeses, crackers, artisan toasted bread, fruits, veggies, olives, nuts, dips, desserts and whatever else you choose! Of course, you tailor your board to what you and your guests prefer. Additionally, with the holidays right around the corner, there are many fun desserts you can sprinkle onto your board.
Unsure of where to begin? We have you covered. The volume of items you need depend on how many guests you are providing for. Here are a few popular items for each category:
Meats: Prosciutto, salami, pepperoni, ham, smoked salmon
Cheeses: Goat cheese, Feta cheese, Swiss cheese, blue cheese, Brie Cheese
Crackers: PICS Oil & Herb Crackers, Wheat Thins, Ritz Crackers, pretzels
Artisan Bread: Ciabatta, sourdough, French, rye
Fruits: Grapes, blueberries, raspberries, apricots, figs
Veggies: Carrots, celery, snap peas, grape tomatoes, broccoli, pickles
Olives: Castelvetrano olives, Kalamata olives
Nuts: Walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, pecans
Dips: Hummus, cream cheese, salsa, guacamole, honey, fig spread
Desserts (for holidays or any occasion): Chocolate covered strawberries, jellybeans, mints, candy corn, Hershey kisses, mini cookies, mini candy canes, peppermint bark, M&Ms
Charcuterie boards are a fun way to let your creative mind flow, as well as giving your guests something to admire. Enjoy!
NABISCO VEA CRACKERSNabisco has recently introduced 6 new crackers called Vea. The six varieties are: Vea World Crisp Tuscan Herb, World Crisp Andean Quinoa and Spices, Vea Seed Crackers Greek Humus with Olive Oil, See Crackers Mexican Garden Herbs, Vea Mini Crunch Bars Thai Coconut and Mini Crunch Bars Peruvian Sweet Potato. Vea Crackers are made with real ingredients and no artificial flavors or colors. This product is not only Kosher, but Non GMO Project verified too. Look for Nabisco Vea Crackers in the Cracker aisle in Price Chopper/Market32 stores.
Written by Jane N. Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs
JOHNSONVILLE MEATBALLS & SAUSAGE SLICESNew Johnsonville fully cooked Meatballs and Sausage Slices are convenient way to add t he delicious taste of Johnsonville to all your favorite recipes. Available in two varieties: Classic Italian Meatballs and Italian Sausage Slices, they are made with premium cuts of pork and a perfect blend of herbs and spices – with no MSG or artificial flavors or colors added. Johnsonville Meatballs and Sausage Slices can go from freezer to skillet and help you get a flavorful dinner on the table in 20 minutes that the whole family will love! Look for Johnsonville Meatballs and Sausage Slices in the Frozen Meat case.
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- Wheat Thins Popped Sea Salt
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- Wheat Thins Popped Sour Cream & Onions
HIDDEN VALLEY PASTA SALAD MIXESIn need of the perfect side dish or a unique twist on your everyday pasta? Then try the new Hidden Valley Pasta Salad mixes. They are super easy to make and loaded with delicious herbs and spices. Get creative and add your own touches such as grilled chicken, cheddar cheese or fresh chopped veggies to make this more like a meal than a side dish. Try all of the three varieties: Southwest Ranch, zesty Homestyle Italian and savory Original Ranch. Bring the taste of the Original Ranch from the valley to your table. A delicious addition to salads, veggies and even meats. Hidden Valley made it first. Hidden Valley made it right. Look for Hidden Valley Pasta Salad Mixes in the Boxed Prepared section.
HORIZON SNACK CRACKERS & GRAHAMSKids love snacks, but moms and dads are looking for more products made with simple, delicious and responsibly produced ingredients! Introducing new Horizon Snack Crackers and Grahams. The good news is that Horizon snacks have a touch of Real Fruit and Veggies baked inside. The Snack Grahams are baked with a touch of real Pear and Sweet Potatoes and contain 8g Whole Grains per serving. The Snack Crackers are baked with a touch of real carrots and real Horizon Organic Cheese. Kids snack on average three times per day. Snacks account for more than 27% of children’s caloric intake so why not make it something that is good for them? Look for Horizon 70% Organic Cheddar Snack Crackers, 70% Organic Original Snack Crackers, 70 % Organic Honey Snack Grahams and 70% Organic Chocolate Snack Grahams in the Natural aisle.