It’s the hosting trend that became the centerpiece around which reality show watch parties take place: Charcuterie boards are the celebratory, Instagram-worthy way to snack and soiree. You’ve got the board and wine – now, what to eat? Whether you’re all about the soft bread, gourmet cheese, sweet homemade jam or savory dips and bites, charcuterie boards have become a versatile way to satisfy every palate with easy-to-enjoy bite-sized apps.
Ready to hop on board? Feast your eyes on these local Aventura Farmers Market vendors and prepare to piece together a charcuterie board that’s sure to be the talk of the gathering:
First things first: Bring on the dough! Ciabella Bakery utilizes all-natural rustic ingredients to give customers a taste of the world. The non-GMO artisan breads are certified kosher, vegan and feature unbleached, untreated and unrefined flour. Opt for the crowd favorite: the olive ciabatta bread! Bonus: you can also pick up handmade vinaigrette and olive tapenade imported from Greece – a must-have for your board!
Dreaming of la dolce vita? Discover a selection of curated gourmet products imported from Italy, from breads and olives from a small village near Tuscany, to mouthwatering white truffle, infused oils and balsamic vinegar. We’re already salivating.
Hummus, tabbouleh salad and baba ganoush? Yes, please! From savory staples to sweets like baklava and dates stemming all the way from Jordan, Mediterranean Bites offers Middle Eastern staples such as kibbeh, labne cheese (no charcuterie board is complete without cheese!), makdous, zaatar, pita and more. The hummus is the star of the show, made with garbanzos sprouted in alkaline water and mixed with the highest quality olive oil. Need we say more?
Dive into delicious and locally handmade preserves by Arhus Foods – because toast always deserves some jam! Arhus’s fresh, no sugar added fruit preserves are designed for the health-
conscious food lover looking for great-tasting preserves that are low in carbohydrates. These preserves are made with xylitol, a low-calorie and low-carbohydrate alternative to sugar.
El Coco Loco Frio offers a selection of tropical and exotic fruits and vegetables. Cut some up and add them to your plate for a lighter complement to your carb-heavy board.
Pro Tip: Grab beautiful boards and serving utensils at retailers like Anthropologie!
The Aventura Farmers Market is located on the Lower Level and takes place every Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, visit AventuraMall.com/Aventura-Market or call 305-935-1110.