By Liz Moskow
February 8, 2022
- 1 Customization
Consumers need to express themselves via the foods they crave, order or create. The mix-and-match versatility of charcuterie boards accommodates consumer needs and preferences.
- 2 Lifestyle Eating
Diners can indulge and participate in celebratory and shared meals while adhering to individual dietary preferences, such as keto, gluten-free and dairy-free.
- 3 Global Exploration
Small portions allow for safe exploration of unique preparations and flavors of meats, cheeses, chutneys, spreads and more.
- 4 Salty & Sweet
Charcuterie can satisfy the snacking mentality and craving for salty and sweet bites.
- 5 Objectification of Food
Charcuterie boards are Instagram catnip. Consumers like to share these gorgeous expressions of art, excitement and indulgence, while signaling to others that they are “global explorers” and “curators of food experiences.”
From the Best of Flavor 2022 issue of Flavor & The Menu, for chefs and menu developers. Read full issue online.