Who doesn’t love a good charcuterie board?
It’s no secret that charcuterie boards—wooden boards elegantly curated with a selection of meats, cheeses, breads, and other delicious finger foods—are a current trend. Derived from the French words “chair” and “cuit” (meaning “cooked flesh”), charcuterie first became common in 15th century France. Though charcuterie boards are nothing new, they’ve become increasingly popular over the last several years. A mix of simple, clean eats and an artistic aesthetic propelled these tasty boards to the forefront of social media and our kitchens.
Charcuterie boards appeal to a broad audience, from chefs to social media influencers to party organizers to your everyday food enthusiast. While these food boards traditionally include meats, cheeses, crackers, and jams, the sky is the limit when creating a charcuterie board these days. It’s all about selecting foods that pair well together and arranging them in a creative and appetizing way. Want to make a breakfast-themed board with waffles, fruits, and whipped cream topping? Go for it! Planning a holiday party? Arrange your meats and cheeses into a colorful Christmas tree. Do you celebrate Taco Tuesday? Make your own taco-themed board with mini tacos, guac, salsa, lettuce, cheese, and more.
Another reason so many people love charcuterie boards is they make for an easy, no-cook dinner. Easy meals are appealing when on vacation, especially a beach vacation in Destin or along Scenic 30A. Because who has time to cook when you’re trying to have fun and make memories? Of course, you still might not want to take the time to make your own charcuterie board while on vacation. If this is you, Gather and Graze on the Emerald Coast has you covered!
Gather and Graze is a unique business on the Gulf Coast that offers custom charcuterie grazing boards, charcuterie boxes, and graze tables. And they deliver to your house or vacation rental! Talk about making dinner easy for you and delicious for everyone.
So, what do you get when you order from Gather and Graze? The menu includes a tasty selection of unique charcuterie boards and grazing boxes and boards, ranging from $55 to $240. They can serve anywhere from two to twelve people.
The Brunch Board comes in small and medium sizes, and features pastries, Belgian waffles, cinnamon rolls, muffins, cheese, and fruit. The Dessert Charcuterie Board is customizable and is the perfect addition to any meal. Order the S’mores Charcuterie Board and enjoy it during a poolside hangout with family and friends at your beach vacation home. The Candy Charcuterie Board comes with a variety of colorful sweet and sour candies, and is fun for any occasion, including birthday celebrations. Each of the grazing boxes and boards includes artisan cheeses, premium cured meat, fruit, crackers, nuts and honey, and something sweet. No matter what type of grazing mood you’re in, Gather and Graze has something just right for you!
If you’re planning a vacation on the Emerald Coast, we highly recommend giving Gather and Graze a try. Not only are their boards and boxes super tasty and ultra-pretty, but the fact that they will deliver to your Ocean Reef vacation rental in Destin or on 30A is also so convenient! Check them out at @gatherandgraze_emeraldcoast on Instagram. Oh, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to book your vacation rental with us!
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