Charcuterie boards are on trend this year as the most popular appetizers to serve when hosting a gathering. They are a great choice when your guests have dietary restrictions like gluten-free and low carb and also make for incredible instagram photo opps.
My girlfriend Erin had the best board I had ever seen or tasted over the holidays, which she told me was from The Culture Shop. So I ordered my next board from there, and wow, my guests were blown away by the delicious selection of meat and cheeses. Feast your eyes!
The Culture Shop owner, Catherine Devericks, is an absolute doll and she takes her boarding seriously – each one is like a culinary work of art. I gave her 100% creative license over my board, I knew she would do her magic. My board included the following provisions:
-Midnight Moon Gouda/Netherlands – an aged goat chèvre cheese
-Hickory Grove Cheese/Chapel Hill Creamery
-Lomo/Spotted Trotter GA
-Hot Pepper Jam/Peggy Rose NC
-Honey/Blue Ridge Apiaries NC
-Mustard/Lusty Monk NC
-Candied Pecans/The Culture Shop
-Blood Oranges/The Culture Shop
-Pansies & Mint/The Culture Shop
Not only does The Culture Shop create the most amazing boards which I highly recommend, but their provisions are extensive too. They have the best deli in town with very creative combinations. Like this roast beef tenderloin/rye sandwich here:
A huge beer and wine selection:
And these candles, I love a good local candle, this gardenia scent is divine!
No matter where you live in CLT, head over to the Culture Shop – it is such a local gem!