Holiday Entertaining: How to master a charcuterie & cheese board

The art of entertaining during the holidays is all about creating beautiful table arrangements that are gorgeous to look at, divine to eat and easy to serve. The array of products in the PC Insiders Collection¬†offer elegance and deliciousness, without the fuss. If you haven’t yet visited the President’s Choice Insiders Collection Boutique, situated at King St. West and Blue Jays Way, be sure to pop in before it closes! The inaugural festive pop-up is a delight for the senses and will give you tons of ideas on how to host your friends and family in the coming weeks.

Since a beautiful cheese & charcuterie board is always a crowd pleaser, we got tips from PC on how to create a decadent one that doubles as an eye-catching centrepiece.

Shopping List:

  • 1 pkg (250g) PC Aged 2-Year Canadian White Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 pkg (200g) PC Triple Cream Blue Brie Cheese
  • 1 pkg (140g) PC Soft Unripened Herbed Goat’s Milk Cheese
  • 1 pkg (125g) PC Free From Prosciutto Dry-Cured Ham
  • Half 225g-pkg PC Salami Finocchina Dry-Cured Fennel Salami, casing removed, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp (45mL) PC Hot Red Pepper Jelly
  • 3 tbsp (45mL) PC Sweet With Heat Prepared Mustard
  • Half 185 g-pkg PC Rosemary Crackers With Elegant Scalloped Edges
  • 12 PC Dried Apricots
  • 1/2 cup (125mL) PC Blue Menu Unsalted Natural Almonds, toasted
  • 3 ripe pears
  • Baguette, thinly sliced

How To Arrange

  1. Divide large wooden board into thirds, visually. Unwrap and arrange cheese on two-thirds of board, spacing to allow room for cutting. Cover with plastic wrap. Leave on counter to come to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  2. Place prosciutto and salami on remaining third of board. Place jelly and mustard into separate small bowls; arrange on board around cheese and meat. Place small spoons in condiment bowls and small knives near cheeses.
  3. Mound baguette and crackers on board. Core and slice pears; place on board with apricots and almonds.

Tip: To toast almonds, place on rimmed baking sheet in 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 5-8 minutes, or until golden and fragrant, stirring once halfway.

For more entertaining ideas and festive recipes, visit the President’s Choice Insiders Collection Boutique at 363 King Street West, open until Dec 19th. There is also lots of deliciousness to explore on their site.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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