How to Put Together the ULTIMATE Meat + Cheese Holiday Party Tray, Courtesy of Curtis Stone

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How to Put Together the ULTIMATE Meat + Cheese Holiday Party Tray, Courtesy of Curtis Stone Aired December 19, 2017

Nothing says party time like a ton of meats, cheeses and breads -- right?!

Well, chef Curtis Stone recently traveled to Rioja, Spain, seeking inspiration for his Beverly Hills restaurant, Maude.

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This is where he fell back in love with the charcuterie board -- a fancy word for meat, cheese and bread platter.

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If you think you don’t have what it takes to absolutely master one like this one (Spoiler: you do!), Curtis is at your service with all the tips and tricks you need to wow your holiday party guests!

MEATS

- Plan on serving 2 ounces of meat per guest if the platter is served as an appetizer.

- Go up to about 4 ounces of meat if you are hosting a party where the platter is the main food on offer.

- For a Spanish-inspired platter, select some of Curtis’ favorites: Chorizo, jamón Serrano or jamón Iberico, lomo embuchado, cecina

- For any type of charcuterie, cut it while cold but serve it at room temperature.

BREADS

- A variety of breads are great for eating different types of charcuterie.

- Cut fresh rustic bread into slices, which are perfect for piling on jamón Serrano. Even better, coat the slices in a good Spanish olive oil then grill the bread and rub it with a garlic clove.

- Picos: Crispy Spanish breadsticks. If you have the time, wrap thin slices of jamón Serrano around the tops of the picos to make for easy snacking for your guests.

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