Wooden hand-painted, hand-carved wooden charcuterie boards are designed to impress and last long. Each product is 100% handmade by the talented artisans. The variations and adorable imperfections, silently narrates the story of the journey.
Moonwit wooden products are made of sustainable and hard mango wood. The trees grow to maturity after around 10-15 years, which is relatively quicker for any hardwood. Once the tree reaches its maturity, it stops growing further and bearing fruit. Hence, mango wood is a best alternative to other endangered hardwoods.
A spectacular charcuterie board pulls the crowd towards itself. Always remember aesthetics are just as important as the flavors. You got to have an impressive charcuterie board, stylish in shape and all piled up with gorgeous and delicious food. Made of high-quality mango wood, our handcrafted boards are meant to serve on all occasions. Each product of our collection Is unique and it fits in everything from meat and cheese spreads to appetizers and snacks. They are easy to clean, care and store after use. The handles make it easy for carrying. On the days, when you are not using them for serving, they can be used as a piece of decor over the dining table. Make your treat look classy and appetizing with our well-constructed and sturdy charcuterie boards.
The charcuterie board or wooden platter is not just a serving board but an aesthetically pleasing board full of a variety of small bites. It is an idea of sharing dishes, a culinary art, a decoration wherein the food items are typically placed on a wooden board. It is a French word that means “pork butcher shop” and thus, the charcuterie board usually refers to cured and smoked meats like bacon, salami, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pâtés, confit, etc. decorated on a platter. Charcuterie boards are best used to present appetizers alongside artisan cheese, olives, nuts, dried fruits, and other condiments. And there could be endless variations if you wish to stay away from meats. Charcuterie is an easy and delicious combination of finger foods of your choice and the board on which it is served automatically becomes a charcuterie board.
2. When and how to make your charcuterie board?
Holiday parties, dinner gatherings or weekend get-togethers are the best time to play with your charcuterie boards. If you love meat, you will be spoilt for choices at the grocery store. And if you are not fond of meats, you will not miss the fun. Charcuterie board has no rules. You can dress up your board with fresh or dried fruits, a variety of slices of bread, cookies crackers, olives, teamed with spreads like honey, dried figs, preserves, and jams. Also, the toasted baguette, Marcona almonds, spicy nut/seed mixes, caramelized nuts are always a winner. One can make it more appealing by adding finger foods of different types, textures, and colours. It is best to have pre-cut and easy-to-grab pieces of cheddar, smoked gouda, or even cream cheese. For a green-rich and vegan platter, berries, apples, grapes, lettuce, and fresh herbs make a great pair.
3. Which material is the best for charcuterie boards?
Material is one of the important factors, not just for presentation but also for weight and easy maintenance. The platter is largely covered by the food items on it, so it must be easy to carry and durable. Since presentation points are made by the food on it, the board could be as simple as a plastic or wooden cutting board or even metallic. Non-porous hardwood wood is the best for charcuterie boards so that they do not absorb the food flavours, nor react with the food items. Woods that are generally preferred are maple, teak, olive, acacia, or cherry wood. Hand-carved charcuterie boards add character to your kitchen and are loved by guests. Some charcuterie platters may have serving compartments as well. You may also opt for those which have side handles for carrying the platter easily. Investing in an artistic piece made from sustainably sourced material is always a great idea.
4. How to decide the size of the charcuterie boards?
The standard 9 x 13 inches is big enough to serve a small gathering. In the case of a bigger turnout, one could also opt for 12 x 18 inches. For two or three people, go for a mini version. A 24 X 24-inch board is good enough to serve approximately 25 people..
5. What are some of the things to keep in mind while preparing a charcuterie board?
Select a board that has the right weight and size.
Serve a mix of your favourite sweet and savoury selection.
Use fresh fruits and veggies that are easy to pick and eat.
Nuts can be used to fill in gaps on the charcuterie platter.
Different shapes and sizes of cheese and meat help to create a visual treat.
Arrange your food artistically, alternating the colours and shapes.
Place the bread, crackers in a way that is easy for the guests to grab and go.