holiday charcuterie school is now in session

learn to impress your guests with fancy meat and cheese board skills

Want to create charcuterie boards so epic that they’re featured on your guests’ Instagram stories this holiday season? Look no further than Dietz & Watson’s Holiday Charcuterie School. We’ve got four easy lessons that will turn you into a meat and cheese master and the holiday host with the most.

lesson #1:--building your board

The first lesson of Charcuterie School is the art of charcuterie arrangement. Sure, meat and cheese tastes fantastic no matter how it’s placed on a board, but these simple steps will make your board look like it was assembled by a team of Santa’s expert party elves. Check out the video for the deets.

build it!
A charcuterie board with a full spread of meats and cheeses, nuts, fruit and crackers

A charcuterie board showing thin sliced salami rolled into rose-shaped meat flowers

lesson #2:--elegant salami roses

To get this level of charcuterie class, grab your favorite wine glass (no more rhyming, we promise)! Making Salami Roses is a skill that’s incredibly easy to master, but looks very impressive. Just layer sliced Dietz & Watson salami around the rim of a wine glass until there’s no more room and voila! A beautiful meat flower to brighten your seasonal celebrations.

learn how!

lesson #3:--charcuterie by number art

Surely, you’re familiar with paint by number, but have you heard of “Charcuterie By Number”? Check out our festive and fun printable guides that will make your party apps a true feat of meat. We’ve got a Christmas Tree, a butterfly, and a flower template to help you with your masterpiece. Simply download, print and arrange.

get the templates!
A fill-in-the-blanks charcuterie board template being filled in with yummy charcuterie

Champagne flutes filled with charcuterie meats and cheeses served as party favors

lesson #4:--fancy charcuterie flutes

Pinkies up for these Fancy Charcuterie Flutes! These elegant little beauties are perfect for New Year's Eve or any elevated holiday affair. Layer meat, cheese, fruit, chocolate, crackers, and decorative elements in a champagne flute for an elegant snack that’s easy to eat while mingling.

make 'em!

And, just like that, you’ve graduated Dietz & Watson Holiday Charcuterie School with honors. Show off your new skills all season long and tag us in your creations on social for a chance to be featured. Have yourself a very meaty & cheesy holiday!

the wrap up

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