I don’t consider myself a trendy person although I do like to think that I at least pay attention to what’s going on in the world.
A few years ago when charcuterie, although not a new concept, became a big deal, I noted it. I’ve never served a charcuterie board; I don’t have a good reason, just never got around to it. (Aside: I DO have a stamp set of a board with all the normal charcuterie inclusions – meats, cheese, olives, tomatoes, etc.)
Now I see that “butter boards” are all the rage. At first I thought butter boards were an assortment of butters, which seemed a little weird but now that I’ve read a few articles, I understand the concept. You start with a board, spread soft butter lavishly all over it and then add various seasonings. Salt, lemon zest, garlic, red onion, various spices, greens, even honey – you name it, there is probably already a recipe out there for it. You serve these butter boards with bread and there are lots of opinions about that as well.
They look fun but I don’t know if I’ll get around to serving it. In my circles I envision spending more time explaining it to people than I would eating it!
What would you like on your butter board? Will you miss charcuterie?