Looking to make the perfect charcuterie board? You will need some tasty dips and spreads! From savory to sweet, read on for the perfect dips for your cheese board.
Building the best charcuterie board for your next party takes some planning. It takes time to find the best cheeses and delicious meats, and pair them with complementary breads and crackers. And then there's me, here to remind you... don't forget the dips! Adding the right dips and spreads to your charcuterie platter can take it from good to great.
Dips and spreads can add a variety of colors and sweet and savory flavors to your cheese platter. A great dip or fruit jam can be the perfect addition to pair with your favorite cheese. Dips, jams and sauces are also less expensive than fancy meats and cheeses, so they can be a great way to add to your charcuterie board, to create an impressive spread without breaking the bank. Read on for the best dips, spreads and jams for the perfect cheese board.
For more epic charcuterie board ideas, check out my articles on the best crackers for charcuterie and the best bread for charcuterie. And for a yummy board full of tasy dips, pita bread, kalamata olives, fresh veggies like cucumbers and cherry tomatoes and more, check out my Mediterranean Charcuterie Board.
What is charcuterie?
Charcuterie originates in France, and the french word literally means "cured meats." Traditional charcuterie consists of several types of cheese and meat, often served on a wooden board, and accompanied by a glass of wine. And of course, dips and jams can be a delicious accompaniment to bring out the flavors of meats and cheeses. There are a variety of different dips that are well suited to charcuterie, so choose your favorite!
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