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 for more #charcuterieinspiration at @GrazorbackBites on FB and IG.

2nd Place: Kelsey R. of Chicago. Get inspired by Kelsey’s #charcuterieskills by following her on FB: Beyond the Board and IG @gobeyondtheboard.

3rd Place: Karie S. of Farmington, Arkansas. Learn from Karie’s mad skills by following her on IG @kariedsutton

And an Honorable Mention prize goes to Crystal U. of Eureka Springs, whose #charcuterievillage was astounding in scope, detail, and creative illustration representing Eureka Springs itself!

Thanks to all the contestants and everyone who voted! We enjoyed seeing everyone’s creativity and hope it inspires you all as much as it did us! 🙂


#christmascharcuterie #charcuteriecontest #charcuterieboardsoffacebook #charcuterieskills #nwafoodies #arkansasfoodies #christmasfood #charcuterietree #charcuteriewreath #charcuteriehouse

ORIGINAL POST [Dec. 22, 2020]:

Below are the *very inspiring* finalists in our 2020 Holidaze Charcuterie Competition, with the ingredients used in each.

To cast your vote and help decide the prize winners, scroll down to the bottom for the Contest voting box or click here to go directly to the voting form.

Voting is allowed once daily per household/IP address from noon Dec. 23 through noon. Dec. 30.

NOTE: Voters using fake email addresses or voting more than once per day from the same IP address, or from a “private” or secret IP address, will be automatically disallowed by our contest platform, Gleam. 

Finalist #1

Finalist #1 in EurekaCharcuterie's Holidaze Charcuterie Contest is a

Description from the contestant: This is an artistic representation of Eureka Springs as a Charcuterie Village. You have Blue Spring featured in the center, with some shops around the springs, it includes a Reindeer Barn and a Doggy Store.

INGREDIENTS USED:

  • Vermont extra sharp white cheddar cheese
  • Sharp yellow cheddar cheese
  • Cream cheese
  • Garlic and herb cheese spread
  • Mozzarella pearls
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Genoa salami
  • Hard salami
  • Pepperoni
  • Pretzel rods
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Sesame sticks
  • Butter crackers
  • Rectangular crackers
  • Red, yellow, and orange bell pepper
  • Red grapes
  • Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Cilantro
  • Rosemary
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Whole and sliced Almonds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Dried cranberries
  • Chocolate cookies
  • Gingerbread cookies

Finalist #2

INGREDIENTS USED:

  • Double cream brie
  • Boursin Garlic and fine herbs gournay cheese
  • Salami milano river
  • Pepperoni Roses
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Cranberry cheddar
  • Dill cheese
  • Gingerbread men
  • Strawberries
  • Coconut cupcakes
  • Raspberries
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Provolone
  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Fontina
  • Peppermint Yogurt Pretzels
  • Dark Chocolate Pretzels
  • Multi grain crackers
  • Moose Munch Popcorn
  • Chocolate Rudolph
  • Rolled Wafers
  • Grapes
  • Reese’s Chocolate Tree
  • M&M’s
  • Rosemary
  • Marshmellows

Finalist #3

INGREDIENTS USED:

  • Natural Gouda
  • Wensleydale cheese with cranberries
  • Mango fire cheddar
  • Steakhouse onion cheese
  • Smokes Gouda spread
  • Organ fkatbread cracker
  • Spices waffle cookie
  • Cracked peppercorn cracker
  • Italian snack crisps with olives
  • Pitted dates
  • Green grape
  • Red grape
  • Dries shitake mushroom
  • Blueberries
  • Gingerbread star
  • Salami whips
  • Calabrese
  • Gsnoa salami
  • Italian dry salami
  • Sopressata
  • Dill
  • Rosemary

Finalist #4

INGREDIENTS USED:

  • Brie
  • Cranberry chevré
  • Gouda
  • Capicola
  • Prosciutto
  • Salami
  • Green grapes
  • Blackberries
  • Olives
  • Candied cranberry
  • White chocolate pretzels
  • Raspberry
  • Honey
  • Cornichones
  • Pepper jelly
  • Strawberries
  • Walnuts

Finalist #5

INGREDIENTS USED:

  • Multigrain crackers
  • Seeded multigrain crisps
  • Rosemary cracker
  • Spicy cheddar crackers
  • Sea salt crackers
  • Mini croissants
  • Rosemary almonds
  • Chili lime pistachios
  • Brioche cream star
  • Figs, raspberries, blueberries, mango, red grapes, green grapes, kumquats
  • Wine pairing chocolates, maple cream cookies, cream
  • Filled chocolate fudge Wafer rolls
  • Herb cheese stuffed peppers, blue cheese stuffed olives, pickled green beans, white cheddar olives
  • Peppered salami, Genoa salami, rosemary ham, home made-dried prosciutto, venison sausage, pepper salami, herb crusted prosciutto, bitlong sausage jerky, spicy Italian dry salami
  • Sugar snap peas, carrots
  • Baked Brie, aged cheddar, manchego, cranberry goat cheese, Cajun infused cheddar, jarlsburg cheese, smoked Gouda
  • Coarse ground mustard, habanero raspberry jam, honey, jalapeño artichoke dip, house made sweet relish, candied jalapeño relish, zesty bread and butter pickles

Finalist #6

INGREDIENTS USED:

  • Columbus calabrese salami
  • Sweet sopressata medallions
  • Columbus grande sopressata
  • Wensleydale with cranberries
  • Supreme Brie bites
  • Trader Joe’s Unexpected cheddar
  • Castelvetrano olives
  • Pistachio & pomegranate crisps
  • Candied pecans
  • Sugared cranberries
  • Dried Angelino plums
  • Gingerbread men
  • Peppermint pretzels
  • Fresh rosemary

Finalist #7

INGREDIENTS USED:

  • Pepperoni
  • Salami
  • Cream cheese
  • Mushrooms
  • Rosemary
  • Pretzel
  • Cracker
  • Broccoli
  • Almonds
  • Dried cranberries
  • Thin breadsticks

Finalist #8

INGREDIENTS USED:

  • shortbread cookies
  • grapes
  • garlic & herb jack
  • herb crusted salami & pepperoni
  • gingerbread men
  • strawberries
  • dried apricots
  • blueberries
  • proscuitto/mozzarella/basil roll-up
  • colby jack
  • blackberries
  • candied pecans
  • dried figs
  • chocolate Santa’s
  • dry salami
  • everything but the bagel flavored goat cheese
  • peppermint bark and white chocolate covered shortbread cookies
  • harvarti
  • Christmas crackers
  • sage, rosemary, cinnamon sticks, & candy canes for garnish

Finalist #9

INGREDIENTS USED:

  • dry salami nuggets
  • prosciutto
  • pepper salami
  • hot capocollo
  • hot calabrese
  • Italian dry salami
  • premium aged gouda
  • double smoked cheddar
  • caciocavera diavolo
  • blue stilton
  • Cheese balls contain garlic & herb goat cheese, cream cheese, garlic powder, minced garlic, pepper, lemon juice (covered in fresh garden chives, Arkansas pecans, or pomegranate seeds)
  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • grapes
  • pomegranate
  • cheese stuffed red pepperoncinis
  • cornichons 
  • marinated kalamata, picholine, and green olives
  • artisan french baguette
  • sesame wheat crackers
  • poppy and pepper water crackers
  • seeded multigrain crackers
  • sage
  • rosemary

Finalist #10

INGREDIENTS USED:

  • Cotswold – Clawson
  • Red Dragon
  • Old Amsterdam Gouda
  • Mimolette
  • Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Basil Garlic Gouda
  • Clothbound Cabot
  • Gouda Trees
  • Bunderfleisch
  • Lamb Proscuitto
  • Sopressata
  • Nusschinken
  • Laschsschinken
  • Rosemary Sheep’s Milk Cheese
  • Chèvre
  • Nut Trio
  • Waffle Pretzels
  • Gherkins in Vinegar
  • Strawberries
  • Marcona Almonds
  • Crackers
  • Dried Dates
  • Tarragon Dijon Mustard
  • Stone Ground Mustard
  • Fruit Jam

FROM THE BLOG

*1st Place – jennifer_1a5d8dda-c011-47f5-b805-cf708c618b68

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…