If you love creating cheese and charcuterie boards, then you know that selecting the perfect accompaniments can make all the difference. Here are s...
If you love creating cheese and charcuterie boards, then you know that selecting the perfect accompaniments can make all the difference. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar are two essential ingredients that can add depth and complexity to your board. Here are some perfect pairings to try for your next cheese and charcuterie board.
Manchego and balsamic glaze: Manchego, a sheep's milk cheese from Spain, has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor that pairs well with a rich balsamic glaze. Drizzle a little over slices of Manchego, along with some sliced chorizo and marcona almonds.
Parmigiano-Reggiano and balsamic vinegar: The salty, nutty flavor of Parmigiano-Reggiano is enhanced by the tangy acidity of balsamic vinegar. Try shaving the cheese over slices of prosciutto and drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar.
Burrata and olive oil: Burrata, a soft Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream, is luscious and creamy. Drizzle with a high-quality extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle with flaky sea salt, and serve with grilled bread and fresh tomatoes.
Gouda and balsamic onions: The caramelized sweetness of balsamic onions is the perfect accompaniment to the smoky, nutty flavor of Gouda cheese. Serve the cheese and onions with slices of crusty bread and some cured meats.
Feta and olive oil: Feta, a tangy, salty cheese from Greece, is delicious when paired with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of dried oregano. Serve with olives, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber slices.
Goat Cheese and Balsamic Drizzled Figs: The creamy, rich flavor of goat cheese is balanced by the sweetness of balsamic-glazed figs. Arrange your goat cheese on a platter and top with sliced figs. Drizzle with our Spark Balsamic Vinegar.
Ricotta and olive oil: Ricotta, a mild, creamy cheese from Italy, is a perfect canvas for flavors like olive oil and herbs. Mix some fresh herbs (such as basil, parsley, or thyme) into the cheese, drizzle with olive oil, and serve with sliced bread or crackers.
These are just a few ideas to get you started, but the possibilities are endless when it comes to pairing olive oil and balsamic vinegar with cheese and charcuterie. Experiment with different flavors and ingredients to create your own perfect combinations, and enjoy the delicious results. Our flavorful, extra-virgin olive oils and tangy balsamic vinegar make the perfect additions to any charcuterie board.