Adults Cook at Home: The Perfect Charcuterie Board |

Welcome to our Virtual Adults Cook at Home Cooking Class! We’re so glad you’re here!  We’ve created this Guide to help you prepare for the our upcoming LIVE class on Tuesday, November 17th at 1:30pm CST   

You may have heard of the term before or even seen it on a restaurant menu, but what does charcuterie mean? ‘Charcuterie’ comes from the French term meaning cooked meat. While charcuterie boards contain a variety of cured meats, they also include a wide array of delicious cheeses as well as dried fruits, tangy pickles, crispy crackers and sweet jams.  

During our LIVE Facebook Live—Adults Cook at Home: The Perfect Charcuterie Board—we will be sharing our favorite tips for creating a gorgeous (and delicious) charcuterie board this holiday season, including:  

  • Our favorite flavor combinations
  • How to cut cheeses of all forms
  • Wine and beer pairings  

Supplies to Have on Hand at Home:

  • Display Board (Think marble, slate, or wood)
  • Ramekins or small bowls
  • Cutting Boards
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Paring Knife
  • Cheese Spreader/Knife (optional)

Full Class Shopping List:


  • Aged cheddar 
  • Hard cheese (choose 1-2) 
    • Havarti 
    • Gouda 
    • Muenster
    • Gruyere 
  • Fresh cheese (choose 1-2) 
    • Brie 
    • Feta 
    • Cheese curds 
    • Blue Cheese 
  • Other cheese (optional) 
    • Find a fun merlot cheese or chive cheese spread? Add it to your cart! 
  • Charcuterie (choose 2-3) 
    • Sausage
    • Salami 
    • Prosciutto 
    • Pate 
  • Accessorize (choose 3-4) 
    • Grapes 
    • Dates 
    • Fig jam 
    • Honey 
    • Green olives 
    • Walnuts 
    • Crusty bread 
    • Crackers 
  • Beer and/or wine pairings 
    • Pilsner 
    • Riesling 
    • Pinot Noir 


Please email our team of Registered Dietitians at 

This Adults Cook at Home class was sponsored by Midwest Dairy.