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As your premier choice for high-quality olive oil and Italian balsamic vinegar, we at Lucini Italia Co. strive to supply you with the fresh ingredients that’ll provide for the best culinary performance. Not only are our ingredients perfect for baking, but they also work as excellent complementary pieces on a charcuterie board. If you’re not sure what a charcuterie board is or you’re just looking for ideas to improve it, we’d like to share with you a few charcuterie tips as well as what’s recommended to put on one.

What Is a Charcuterie Board?

Charcuterie is a branch of cooking that involves the preparing and assembling of smoked and cured meats for both preservation and flavor. A charcuterie board is often made out of a nice block of wood; it holds not only a variety of cured meats and other meat products but complementary foods as well.

Charcuterie Board Tips

Charcuterie boards are meant to be aesthetically pleasing all while appealing to contrasting flavors. You should make sure that the board balances the colors as well as the flavors (such as sweet and salty).You’ll also want to make sure to add equal amounts of each ingredient as to not overpower one food group over the other and to create the perfect texture combinations. For an ideal board, we recommend picking 2-3 items from each of the categories below:

Cured Meats

  • Salami
  • Prosciutto
  • Calabrese Salame
  • Sopressa Salame
  • Coppa


  • Aged Cheddar
  • Brie
  • Gouda
  • Monzzarella
  • Manchgo


  • Artisan Crackers
  • Crips
  • Sesame Seed Crackers
  • Rosemary Crackers
  • Crostini


  • Blackberries
  • raspberries
  • grapes
  • dried apricots
  • Figs

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