Tag Archives: Charcuterie

How to Use Apples on a Charcuterie Board

Apples are a wonderful addition to any charcuterie board. Their range of flavors from tart to sweet, counterbalances the salty and fatty cheeses and meats. We’ve profiled a few examples of how to best utilize apples on a charcuterie board. RUSSIAN BRINED APPLES Russian brined apples are created using a fermentation process that creates a living probiotic environment. This adds ...

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Cheeses For Your Charcuterie Board

A charcuterie board does not stand on cured meats alone. Cheese adds substance and heft to meat like nothing else. We’ve profiled some of the best cheeses to bring out the full flavor of charcuterie meats and pâté. TRIPLE CREAM This luxurious cheese contains more than 75% butterfat in its dry matter, which is, roughly 40% fat overall. It has ...

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How To Implement a Charcuterie Program in Your Restaurant

Charcuterie is a food trend that has proven to have longevity. Whether you already have a charcuterie program, or are considering adding one, Maines can help you take advantage of this burgeoning menu essential. Learn the benefits of a charcuterie program and then get professional insight into how to implement one. This includes advice from our trusted partners at Atalanta ...

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New Issue of Essence: Apples & Charcuterie

In the spirit of our “Basics Done Better” theme, this edition of Essence focuses on charcuterie and apples, two items that offer huge potential for your business. In these pages we talk about how they can expertly invigorate a menu and convey increased quality and value to your customers. As fall arrives, and apples find their way onto menus, you ...

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Building a Charcuterie Board

A charcuterie board doesn’t follow a recipe, but is instead a lesson in composition. Put together the perfect charcuterie plate with diverse textures and flavors using this easy cheat sheet. Pickled Vegetables Pickled vegetables complement the rich and salty flavors of meats and cheeses. Pickled items like red peppers, carrots, olives, and red onions are a palate cleanser in between ...

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The Small Plate Is A Big Deal

Sharable small plates have been on trend for years. But with consumers’ growing demand for local, sustainable meat and produce as well as their interest in communal dining and health, chefs and restaurant operators can capitalize on these cravings with small plates. “Appetizers, small plates, and accompaniments are becoming more of a draw,” says Darren Tristano of Technomic. “Highlighting the ...

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