The Best Darn Charcuterie Board

Whether you are hosting a dinner party or having a casual picnic, charcuterie boards make the perfect appetizer for any occasion! While meat and cheese are a staple for charcuterie boards, organic Dates are the perfect addition to wow your crowd! We know that these sweet superfruits can sometimes be intimidating to find pairings for, especially when it comes to savory food. This is why we are going to break down the best foods to pair with Dates on a charcuterie board!

Because Dates are so sweet, it can be difficult to imagine pairing them with something salty. The contrast of the sweet and salty actually create the perfect harmony! Cured meats are great for charcuterie boards in general because they don’t spoil when left out so guests can come back again and again for more! Our favorites meats are:

  • Salami
  • Prosciutto
  • Bacon 

You can combine the meat and cheese with a Date instead of a cracker for a burst of flavor!

There are a variety of cheeses that pair deliciously with Dates! Soft or pre-sliced cheese is the best for an easy grab. Our favorite cheese to stuff in Dates are:

  • Goat Cheese
  • Whipped Feta
  • Ricotta
  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Colby Jack

The pairing of Dates and cheese together is delicious but you can also step it up a notch by dipping or drizzling on some honey or date syrup for extra flavor!

A mix of sweet and salty dips and toppings is perfect for stepping up the flavor game of your charcuterie board. You need to try these dips with the Date by itself or in combination with other pairings:

  • Hummus
  • Tahini
  • Fig Jam (Great on top of a goat cheese stuffed Date!)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Honey

Once you have your meat, cheese, and dips you just need a few extras to fill in your board.

We filled up the rest of our board with crackers, fruits, and veggies that all pairs well with the meat, cheese, and dips we already have on the board. You can also add these delicious extras that pair great with the Dates:

  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Raspberries

These extras are not only tasty but also add color to your board making it extra eye-catching and appealing to guests.

Dates are perfect for charcuterie boards because they are great finger food and can easily be torn apart and stuffed with different pairings. Have fun with your guests by creating and trying different combinations and let your tastebuds go wild! 

Get delicious organic Medjool Dates to include in your next charcuterie board here!

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