Holidaze Charcuterie Contest Winners & Finalists (with the ingredients used!)

UPDATE [Jan. 1, 2020]: The #charcuterie fans have spoken: After a week of voting, these finalist entries are the winners of our 2020 Holidaze Charcuterie Competition!  [Scroll down to view all 10 finalists, and the ingredients used in every finalist entry – bookmark this page so you can try one yourself and enter one of our 2021 contests (or just blow away your dinner guests!). Grand Prize Winner: Vanessa B. of Springdale, Arkansas. Follow Vanessa… Read More »Holidaze Charcuterie Contest Winners & Finalists (with the ingredients used!)

Seven Steps to a Beautiful Christmas Charcuterie Spread

Interested in making a holiday-themed Charcuterie platter? We found lots of ideas and examples online, and posted a bunch of them on our blog, along with the ingredients and even downloadable PDF instructions for many of them. Charcuterie boards are fun for everyone and make a great dinner, where family members and guests can snack to their bellies’ desire while you decorate Christmas cookies, stream that feel-good classic “Miracle on 34th Street,” or exchange gifts.… Read More »Seven Steps to a Beautiful Christmas Charcuterie Spread

Ideas for a Holiday Charcuterie Masterpiece

Below are some fantastic examples of festive holiday Charcuterie boards, each with instructions/ingredients below the photos!  If you try any of these or create your own, make sure you take a photo and enter our holiday Charcuterie competition! Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board [From Number-2-Pencil.com] Start by dividing all ingredients in half. On a 20 inch round board, using a clock face as a guide for placement, place prosciutto at 1 o’clock and 7 o’clock. Place… Read More »Ideas for a Holiday Charcuterie Masterpiece

How to make a kid-friendly christmas charcuterie board

Wondering how to include the picky-eater kids in your holiday Charcuterie plans? We found some great ideas online, the foremost being this one by SevenLayerCharlotte.com. CHEESES To make a Christmas charcuterie board that the kids will like, you may wish to avoid including anything with strong or stinky flavors or aromas. We recommend these: Monterey Jack: Cut some into Christmas trees using a cookie cutter, and dust those with dried parsley (fresh would be better)… Read More »How to make a kid-friendly christmas charcuterie board

What’s the big deal about Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese?

One of Eureka Charcuterie’s most popular blue cheeses, Bayley Hazen Blue, is made by Jasper Hill Farm. In 2014, Bayley Hazen was voted the “World’s Best Unpasteurized Cheese” at the World Cheese Awards. This cheese is 100% a masterpiece of Jasper Hill. The milk comes from the farm’s Ayrshire cows. It is made into cheese at their creamery and then transported to the blue cheese vaults in their cellars for “affinage,” which is the final stage of cheesemaking. Jasper Hill Farm, the expansive dairy project hatched… Read More »What’s the big deal about Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese?

The cured pork known as ‘salmon ham’: Lachsschinken

One of the world’s best-known cured meats is lachsschinken, originating in the Bavaria region of Germany. Lachsschinken is a pork ham, even though its name in German literally translates to “salmon ham.” It is a very lean, mild tasting, pink-colored ham, not at all salty, and is often said to have a flavor similar to smoked salmon. In fact, Lachsschinken is even served like smoked salmon: sliced so thin you can almost see through it… Read More »The cured pork known as ‘salmon ham’: Lachsschinken

Don’t feel bad about your cheese problem – it’s just science!

Do you have a cheese problem? (We sure do, so no judgment here!) Turns out there is a scientific explanation behind why we can’t help but love cheese. Researchers from the University of Michigan have revealed that cheese contains a chemical found in addictive drugs. Using the Yale Food Addiction Scale, designed to measure a person’s cravings, the study found that cheese is particularly lovable (and hard to turn down) because it contains casein. The… Read More »Don’t feel bad about your cheese problem – it’s just science!

Recipe: Blue Cheese Encrusted Steak

For a more mildly flavored cut, like filet mignon, the blue cheese and balsamic caramelized shallots add to the overall flavor of the steak significantly. With something like a strip steak or ribeye that has a bigger, beefier flavor, the crust stands up to the cut and complements it nicely.

Chocopologie founder Knipschildt a guest judge for our holiday charcuterie contest

Serving as a guest judge for EurekaCharcuterie’s 2020 Holidaze Charcuterie Contest will be Fritz Knipschildt, world-famous chocolatier and chef – and founder of House of Knipschildt and its acclaimed Chocopologie brand of gourmet chocolates. Deadline to enter the holiday-themed charcuterie contest is 11:59 pm Sunday, Dec. 20. Ten finalists will be named on Dec. 22, and voting by the public to select the three prize winners will take place from Dec. 23-30, with the winners… Read More »Chocopologie founder Knipschildt a guest judge for our holiday charcuterie contest

Holidaze Charcuterie Competition 2020

Vote in our Holidaze Charcuterie Contest! Holidaze Charcuterie Contest Voting Check out these gorgeous holiday boards from the web – and click to view the blog below to print out instructions & recipes! HOLIDAZE CHARCUTERIE CONTEST FINALISTS December 23, 2020 UPDATED DEC. 22, 2020: Oh. My. Goodness! We had so many stunning entries for this contest that we made a blog so we could post BIG photos and all the ingredients used in each of… Read More »Holidaze Charcuterie Competition 2020

Halloween Charcuterie Contest Winners

The #charcuterie fans have spoken! The winners of our Halloween Charcuterie competition as chosen by those voting last week are: Grand Prize: Jennifer D. of Naperville, Illinois Second Place: Karie S. of Fayetteville, Arkansas Third Place: Terrah G. of Cave Springs, Arkansas Congratulations to the winners! We’ve posted all the top ten finalists that were voted on, so you all can get some inspiration for next year’s competition! Thank you to everyone who participated and… Read More »Halloween Charcuterie Contest Winners