Stock photo showing close-up, elevated view of wooden charcuterie board covered with prepared sliced and chopped ingredients including crackers, ramekin of stuffed olives, salami roses, cherry vine tomatoes, Cheddar cheese, blueberries, orange half, Brie, Parsley and Rosemary herb garnish.
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You Should Add Brie Butter To Your Next Charcuterie Board
If a single culinary phenomenon has had a chokehold on home cooks and chefs alike it’s the charcuterie board. This snack plate has surged in popularity in recent years, partly due to its simple yet flavorful pairings that even a novice cook can master, but your charcuterie board isn’t quite finished without the addition of brie butter.
Although brie is most commonly paired with honey or fruits, its buttery richness and smooth, creamy texture, make it perfect for transforming into a compound butter. To do so, simply combine equal parts of room-temperature butter and brie — without the rind for an extra creamy texture — and blend or process until smooth.
The cheese’s stronger notes will be diluted by the butter’s mild, creamy flavor, making it the perfect spread to wow any guests. To serve, spread brie butter on fig crackers, apple slices or sliced Anjou pears, or take a page from chef Giada De Laurentiis’ book and pair it with a sweet and spicy Calabrian chili fig jam.