What is charcuterie?
Originally, the term charcuterie just applied to a selection of meats but the term has been co-opted to include cheese, nuts, fruits, spreads and many other yummy things!
How in the world do I say “charcuterie”?
What is the Perfect Bite?
We work hard to curate our Madison Cheese Boards so each one has as many potential combinations of meats, cheeses, fruits and spreads as possible. Included with each board is a guide with suggested pairings that we call Perfect Bites!
What size board should I order?
Suggested serving sizes are listed on the product page for each board. Here’s a quick rundown:
- Small 2-4 people
- Medium 4-6 people
- Large 6-10 people
- Extra Large 12-15 people
Use the larger number if it’s the main event or the smaller number if folks at your party are just grazing!
What is the board served on?
We use 100% eco-friendly, biodegradable, natural palm leaf platters. The boards have no dyes, toxins, or chemicals and help the planet because they are 100% compostable. They are lightweight yet durable, making them easy to transport and ensuring that they won’t break.
When should I serve the board?
You can store your Madison Cheese Board in the fridge for up to two days prior to serving. We recommend unwrapping the board and letting it sit for 45 minutes at room temperature prior to enjoying. This allows the cheese to come up to temperature and taste its best. Don’t store your included crackers in the fridge.
Why aren’t the crackers on my board?
Imagine: You follow our guide for the Perfect Bite, you start with a cracker. Adding peppered salami to a piece of manchego cheese then topping it with a small drizzle of local honey. As you take a bite the refrigerated cracker falls apart in your mouth. No crunch, no snap and a soggy, lifeless experience. All Madison Cheese Boards come with crackers separate from the actual charcuterie board. Plus you’re getting more meat and cheese without crackers filling up the board!
Can I pick the cheeses for my board?
A good charcuterie board is about the experience of combining different tastes and textures. We’ve surveyed our taste testers who said they would rather leave it to the experts to pick the cheeses for their board. Each week we will choose local Wisconsin cheeses and meats that we feel are Perfect Bites for you. If you really hate cheddar, or your partner is in love with bleu cheese - let us know in the notes at checkout and we will try our best to accommodate within reason. If you have any questions, please contact us here.
Is everything on the board edible?
Mostly! The wax rind on a cheese like Manchego is not edible and some of the garnish is technically edible, but you wouldn’t eat a mint leaf or rosemary sprig under other circumstances right?
Can I contact you for my wedding/shower/business event/pet’s birthday?
Yes! We specialize in small orders such as charcuterie cups to large orders such as grazing tables. Please contact us here.
Do you do classes/events?
We do! We’d love to teach you how to make your own cheese boards as well as how to pair meat and cheese together well enough to impress your friends! Please contact us here.
Can I order for my corporate event?
Of course! Nothing boosts team morale like meat and cheese! Contact us here to discuss charcuterie cups, small boxes and even team-building classes on arrangements and pairings.
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