The season of picnics, potlucks, and graduation celebrations is upon us and charcuterie boards can make for an attractive, low-effort, crowd-pleasing centerpiece for these types of gatherings. The word “charcuterie” refers to cold cooked, cured, or smoked meats, so in the most literal sense, a traditional charcuterie board is just a meat platter, though the everyday definition has expanded to include a broad combination of cheeses, dried and fresh fruits and vegetables, pickled veggies, toasted nuts, olives, and complementary condiments – honeys, jams, jellies, chutneys, mustards and more! Our weekly sale from May 18th – 24th features a lineup of ingredients to help get you started and this recipe will guide you in pulling those ingredients together. That being said, a prime ingredient in any charcuterie board is creativity, so consider this a canvas upon which to build according to your own tastes!

Peach Melba

Celebrate the flavors of summer with this colorful, flavorful dessert! The combination of the warm peaches with the cool, creamy ice cream and tart raspberry sauce is a match made in heaven. You’ll find ripe Pennsylvania peaches, organic raspberries, and Alden’s organic ice cream in the weekly sale from August 6th – 12th, so it’s a fine time to whip up a batch of this summer classic. 

Raspberry Beet Chèvre

Are you packing a picnic for this year’s Festival on the Green? We think you’ll love this simple, colorful, and versatile spread which is perfect on a Castleton Cracker, a fresh baguette, or as a dip with apple slices. Just be prepared for others to want to join your picnic! You’ll find many of the ingredients in our weekly sale display from July 4th – 10th, so it’s a great time to give it a try!