If you’re organizing a dinner party or gathering with family or friends and you can’t think of any original ideas for everyone to enjoy, you’re in the right place! From the Sevilla GreenSuites Coffee Restaurant, let us give you a few tips to make your own Iberian selection charcuterie board to serve as a delicious appetizer with an assortment of cheese, cured meats and other complements.
With this platter, you’re sure to wow all of your attendees and not to mention, it’s a classic appetizer that will never go out of style. Ready to start prepping at home? Let’s get to the details.
How to Make a Meat and Cheese Board
To prepare a cured meat and cheese board and make an appetizer that will always be a winner, you will have to have the items you are going to use on hand. If you don’t have any in the pantry, we recommend you make a shopping list before going to the supermarket. Much like everything in gastronomy, this board can be adapted to your taste and feel free to mix and match to your liking of different meats and cheeses that you have available.
From the Green Suites Coffee Restaurant, we’ve put together a varied and delicious selection to offer your guests an exquisite starter with different flavors and nuances, so that you can taste a wide range of gastronomic products. Our selection includes the following cured meats and cheese:
- Aged Manchego cheese
- Iberian lomo
- Iberian panceta
- Iberian salchichón
- Iberian ham
If you only make a weekly or even monthly purchase and you don’t want your ingredients to go bad, we recommend you order the products vacuum sealed, if possible, because that way you can be sure that they will be well preserved until you are ready to prepare your platter.
How To Present Your Board
When preparing and presenting your board, remember to place the ingredients apart so that the flavours do not mix together. If you already have the ingredients cut, we recommend you follow this order: First, the ham, then the loin, and finally the cheese. Why? To make sure that the meat and cheese flavours stay separate on your board.
If your products are not cut beforehand, follow the same order for cutting. First, cut the ham and the loin, to place them in a presentable way on your platter. Then, once you’ve cut those, you will have to cut and place the panceta and the salchichón, making sure that visually the more similar colours are far from each other and that at first glance they are all different. Last but not least, you’ll need to cut and place the cheese. To do this, make sure that the cheese is about half a finger wide and triangular in shape, and that’s it! Once you have followed these steps, you will have an exquisite plate of meats and cheese ready to share and enjoy with your company. What are you waiting for?