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Fall Flavors Unleashed

Delve into the art of crafting quintessential autumn charcuterie boards, inspired by the diverse flavors of our favorite regional ingredients.

Elevate your fall gatherings with expertly curated combinations, perfectly complemented by a selection of carefully paired seasonal cocktails, promising a symphony of tastes that celebrate the essence of the season.

Experience the allure of each pairing through insightful tasting notes, unlocking the intricacies of these delightful combinations.

Our suggested cocktails are carefully selected to complement the flavors and profiles of the charcuterie boards from each region. Their unique qualities and taste profiles accentuate the ingredients on the boards, creating a harmonious and enjoyable culinary experience.

Northeast: Fall Foliage Feast

Charcuterie Board: Maple-glazed bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, apple butter, roasted pumpkin seeds, and hearty whole-grain bread.

Cocktail Pairing: Maple Bourbon Sour - Bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, and a dash of angostura bitters.

Tasting Notes: The Maple Bourbon Sour cocktail combines the warmth of bourbon with the comforting sweetness of maple syrup. Its tangy lemon notes provide a balanced contrast to the maple-glazed bacon and sharp cheddar cheese on the charcuterie board. The cocktail's citrusy acidity enhances the roasted pumpkin seeds' crunch and the nutty flavors of the hearty whole-grain bread, creating a harmonious and cozy pairing.

Midwest: Heartland Harvest

Charcuterie Board: Applewood-smoked sausage, aged Gouda cheese, spiced apple chutney, artisan crackers, and honey-drizzled pecans.

Cocktail Pairing: Old Fashioned - Bourbon, Angostura bitters, sugar, and a twist of orange.

Tasting Notes: The Old Fashioned cocktail's warm bourbon flavors and aromatic bitters provide a comforting and balanced profile. Its rich sweetness and spiciness harmonize with the smoky sausage and aged Gouda on the charcuterie board. The cocktail's orange twist adds a zesty note that pairs wonderfully with the spiced apple chutney, while the honeyed pecans find a perfect match in the drink's smooth and velvety finish.

West Coast: Coastal Harvest

Charcuterie Board: Smoked salmon, herbed goat cheese, candied orange slices, toasted almonds, and multigrain crisps.

Cocktail Pairing: Cranberry-Ginger Sparkler - A refreshing fusion of cranberry juice, ginger ale, vodka, and a splash of lime.

Tasting Notes: The Coastal Harvest Board showcases the coastal region's delicacies. The smoky salmon and herbed goat cheese create a rich and creamy balance, while the candied orange slices provide a burst of citrusy sweetness. The toasted almonds add texture and nutty notes, harmoniously complementing the zesty Cranberry-Ginger Sparkler, offering a refreshing and sophisticated pairing.

South: Southern Comfort

Charcuterie Board: Bourbon-glazed ham, pimento cheese spread, pickled okra, candied pecans, and buttery biscuits.

Cocktail Pairing: Spiced Pecan Old Fashioned - A delightful blend of bourbon, spiced pecan syrup, Angostura bitters, and an orange twist.

Tasting Notes: The Southern Comfort Board epitomizes the region's soulful cuisine. The bourbon-glazed ham and pimento cheese spread offer a balance of savory and creamy elements, while the pickled okra adds a tangy touch. The candied pecans on buttery biscuits create a delightful crunch, perfectly complementing the Spiced Pecan Old Fashioned's warm and spiced notes, resulting in a cozy and comforting fall pairing.

Southwest Desert: Sizzling Spice

Charcuterie Board: Jalapeño-infused salami, cotija cheese, cilantro-lime salsa, toasted pepitas, and spicy tortilla chips.

Cocktail Pairing: Desert Heat - Mezcal, agave nectar, lime juice, and a splash of club soda.

Tasting Notes: The Desert Heat cocktail embodies the Southwest desert's boldness with the smoky mezcal and agave's sweetness. Its fiery profile matches the spiciness of the jalapeño-infused salami on the charcuterie board, while the cocktail's lime juice balances the flavors of the cilantro-lime salsa. The club soda's effervescence cools the palate and complements the spicy tortilla chips, creating an exciting and bold pairing.

Pacific Northwest: Coastal Charcuterie

Charcuterie Board: Smoked salmon lox, blue cheese, marionberry jam, candied hazelnuts, and artisan crackers.

Cocktail Pairing: Huckleberry Mule - Vodka, huckleberry syrup, ginger beer, and lime.

Tasting Notes: The Huckleberry Mule cocktail captures the essence of the Pacific Northwest with its sweet and fruity huckleberry syrup. Its refreshing ginger beer effervescence complements the charcuterie board's smoked salmon lox and blue cheese, while its tartness harmonizes with the marionberry jam's sweetness. The cocktail's refreshing taste mirrors the coastal breezes and complements the artisan crackers for a delightful pairing.

Rocky Mountain: Mountain Harvest Delight

Charcuterie Board: Savory elk jerky, sharp aged cheddar cheese, roasted almonds, dried apricots, and hearty rye bread.

Cocktail Pairing: Mountain Mule Cocktail - Bourbon, lemon, honey syrup, fresh ginger beer, and club soda.

Tasting Notes: The cocktail's bourbon warmth echoes the hearty essence of elk jerky, while the lemony zest mirrors the sharpness of aged cheddar cheese. The ginger spiciness harmonizes with the roasted almonds' nutty profile, and the honey syrup's sweetness complements the dried apricots on the board. Together, this pairing creates a memorable and immersive experience, inviting you to embrace the rugged charm of the Rocky Mountains while enjoying the comforts of a delightful libation and savory charcuterie delights.

Celebrate the essence of the fall season and the joy
of culinary exploration as we bid farewell to the
fall harvest. Embrace the warmth of seasonal flavors,
cherish the memories made, and look forward to the
culinary adventures that await in the upcoming seasons.

Cheers to Your Culinary Adventures!

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