A perfect way to relax and still feel you ate like a king! Make an ultimate charcuterie platter and watch it disappear in a hot second along with some easy-to-drink Bota Box RedVolution red wine.
I’m loving this chillier weather, mainly because living in California all it really means for me is a little extra cloud. If that’s not being weather-spoiled, I don’t know what is.
But my mind and tastebuds definitely switch gears in the fall and I try to start making more comfort foods and simpler recipes, cooking in the kitchen when it’s dark outside isn’t much fun. The days of bright and fresh colored salads have been put to sleep until spring time.
Wine is one of those comfort foods for me, I know it’s a liquid and not a food but relaxing with a glass of Bot Box Cabernet or RedVolution is the perfect way to unwind. I’ve always said that my last meal request would be a giant charcuterie platter full of meats, cheese, pickled things, heavy seeded crunchy crackers and some really chewy ciabatta bread.
A charcuterie platter is a great way to skip the cooking for a night and just relax, taste a wide assortment of flavors from around the world and appreciate the finer things in life. It’s a chance to taste some snacks that you might not have everyday, my kids absolutely love it and will eat charcuterie for dinner at least once a month.
What am I drinking when I charcuterie? Bota Box RedVolution. Ever since becoming an ambassador for Bota Box, I’ve tasted all of their wines along with many friends and we all agree that the quality myth of box wine has long gone. Bota Box wines are completely sealed from any outside air after every pour which means the wine stays fresher for longer.
I’ll be making this charcuterie platter at least twice in the coming holiday months. Thanksgiving dinner is usually on the later side of the day so this is perfect to serve around lunchtime for a light snack to keep the family going until it’s time for turkey. Another perfect charcuterie time is on Halloween. We hit the neighborhood with the kids early, but I like to get back to my own porch in time to pass out candy to the older kids who are still trick or treating later. Sitting on the porch with some charcuterie and a glass of Bota is as relaxing as it gets.
Whatever you end up doing this holiday season, pour a glass, relax and have fun!
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Bota Box Wines. All thoughts and ideas are solely my own!
The Ultimate Charcuterie Platter
- cloves Roasted garlic
- Caper berries
- Marconi almonds
- Hard cheese
- Soft cheese
- Sliced apples and pears
- Bota Box RedVolution Red Wine
- Lay all of the ingredients on a large board or platter following the steps in the photographs.
- Serve at room temperature with Bota Box RedVolution
I will gladly take a glass of wine and this entire platter! Seriously, gorgeous!
Charcuterie is my jam. Pass me a glass of wine, please!
Take a whole box ;)
Wow!! Need to take note. Gorgeous platter!!
Where did you get that platter
This is definitely the ultimate! I want it allll to myself!
Ya gotta share Taylor!!
This is my ultimate meal at any time of day!!! Yes please!
I’m with ya!
If only I could eat like this morning noon and night! And I love the box wine because that means I don’t have to fuss with getting the cork out.
One of my favorite things is salumi and cheeses, but wine just makes it perfect! It’s funny as I was just told about all the benefits of wine in a box this past weekend and it really makes sense. Environmentally it’s a big win, too!
We think the same Christina ;)
Thanks for sharing your charcuterie goodies with us. I’ve eaten charcuterie combos and LOVE them, but wasn’t sure what to combine at home.
And I’m a HUGE fan of the Bota red wine. Very good-tasting, smooth wine.
Grazing over a platter like this, red wine in hand, is perfection. Beautiful, Gerry.
Gerry, this is so fabulous. I love how beautiful the presentation is. It just makes me want to dive right in. I wonder if the company ships to Canada? I haven’t done many of these box subscriptions yet, but I’ve been wanting to. This one looks perfect.
This is just beautiful! The way your laid everything out is so artistic.
Who needs dinner when you can just stick with this gorgeous platter?!
This charcuterie platter is EPIC! I just had to put a charcuterie platter together for a project and I stood in the Whole Foods cheese/meat section for like a good 30 min confused about what to buy. You NAILED it! (Also I’m with you on digging this new CA chill:)
I just want to full platter with red wine right now. These are so yummy, also my favorite soft cheese and pickle here. So I can`t wait, really to much gorgeous your platter.
I am having trouble finding a round charcuterie board that is large. 28.5? Any helpful tips?
Maybe try amazon but it doesn’t have to be round, try rectangle :)