I am going to explain how to cut any shape of cheese to make sure you can elevate the presentation of your cheeseboards or charcuterie platters. Believe me, there is an easy solution whether it’s a wedge, wheel, pyramid, or chunk. With a few unexpected tricks, you will get you the perfect cheese slice every time!!
The first basic thing to know are that warm or fresh (less aged) cheese will be stickier and softer. Conversely, once cheese gets to be drier and older, it becomes brittle and crumbly, which also makes it difficult to slice nicely to present on a cheese or charcuterie board. Next, since it is always best to offer a range of cheeses on any platter, you will have to work with whatever shape you’ve got. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, having the correct cutting tool is invaluable.
What can I put on a vegan charcuterie board is probably the question that is asked most often in forums for charcuterie lovers and charcuterie businesses. I have been keeping an eye on that space for a while now, and noted down all of the great answers, especially the unique or unexpected ones.
So, here is my round up of vegan charcuterie ideas, loosely separated into theatrical categories ranging from center stage (the focal items on a charcuterie) and side stage (hovering just out of the spotlight but still important), to back stage (the somewhat boring, but necessary items) and glitterati (the garnishes and decorations that make your board look like a work of art).
Serving a cheese or charcuterie platter as soon as your dinner party guests walk through the door gives you more time to focus on cooking or socializing, it has diverse ingredients so appeals to everyone, and will keep guests chatting about the exotic and delicious ingredients you have included on it!