Everything to Pair with Our Honey Kissed Ham for a Perfect Charcuterie Board
Spring is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than with a festive charcuterie board? Whether you're hosting an Easter brunch or just looking for a fun way to enjoy the season, a well-curated charcuterie board can be an appetizing and beautiful addition to your spread, especially if it features our tasty Honey Kissed Ham. Check out our list of pairing ideas to bring out the flavors of spring and everyone’s favorite Easter ham.
Pairing ham with a soft cheese, such as Brie or Camembert, can create a delicious contrast in textures. Try a sharp cheddar or aged Gouda for a flavor that can stand up to the ham. In addition to the soft and sharp cheeses, you could also include a creamy goat cheese or a tangy blue cheese.
2. Crackers & Bread:
These additions provide a neutral base for your board. To start, add whole grain, seed, or water crackers. We also recommend thinly sliced baguette bread. There are many options to choose from in this category, so stick with a favorite or try something new.
3. Fresh Fruit:
Ham pairs well with sweet and tart fruits, this can include pineapple, apples, cranberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and grapes.
4. Dried Fruit:
Dried fruit can also be a counterpoint to our savory Honey Kissed Hams. We recommend dried apricots, figs, or cherries.
These crunchy options can add a refreshing balance to the sweet and savory flavors. Try adding carrots, cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas, or thinly sliced radishes with a sprinkle of sea salt.
A tangy pickle, such as cornichons or bread and butter pickles, can help cut through the richness of the ham.
Add more texture and crunch to your board with a handful of almonds, pecans, cashews, or a salty mix.
Adding briny, salty olives to the board can create a nice contrast in flavors.
Add a touch of sweetness with fig jam or honey. If you want more of a savory taste, you can add Dijon mustard or our famous Raspberry Chipotle sauce.
10. Optional Wine pairings:
If you want to unwind with a glass of wine, we have some perfect pairings for you. If you prefer a red wines, you could try a Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir. For white wines, a dry Riesling is a good option to balance the meat and cheese and compliment the sweetness of the fruit.
Overall, the key to a tasty charcuterie board is about balancing your flavors and textures. Of course, these recommendations will vary from person to person based on personal preference. Feel free to get creative as you want and experiment with many other different flavor options until you find the perfect combination for you!