With a plethora of Charcuterie boards on the market today, one may have a difficult time choosing the right one for their home. There are a few main types of boards available today with tons of variations and styles on them. Wood, slate and marble are the three most abundant types of Charcuterie boards on the market today.
Bamboo, acacia and olivewood are three common wood trays. They are not only stylish, but non-porous. These are great for wet fromage, like freshly made mozzarella and smelly cheese like Roquefort. The non-porous surface keeps your boards from staining and absorbing odors.
Marble boards are a popular choice for Charcuterie trays. With the cooler exterior of the marble, you will have cooler meats, cheese and fruits for longer. Pick up broken, small slabs of marble from your local kitchen and tile store for next to nothing. Mix and match the smaller trays for an interesting tablescape.
Slate boards have become a staple board in many homes today. This natural surface is cooler, like marble, and has a rustic appeal. It looks especially good with small chunks of artisan cheese and cured meat. Most slate boards come with small soapstone sticks that you can write on the boards. It makes it easy for guests to decipher certain, more obscure fromage and meat.
Whichever way you decide to go when you choose your board, the main thing to remember is your personal style. The small variances in why one board may be better than another are nothing in comparison to seeing the right board. There is always that "something" that draws you back to a certain one. Besides, it's really the Charcuterie that is the star!