Cheese and charcuterie boards have become a staple at parties and gatherings, but did you know that their history dates back centuries? Cheese has been enjoyed for thousands of years and is believed to have originated in the Middle East. From there, it spread to Europe and eventually made its way to the Americas.
Charcuterie, on the other hand, was invented in 15th century France as a way to preserve meats before refrigeration was available. The word "charcuterie" actually comes from the French words "chair" (meat) and "cuit" (cooked). Today, charcuterie boards feature a variety of cured meats, from prosciutto and salami to chorizo and pate.
At Aroma Thyme Bistro, we take pride in our cheese and charcuterie board, which features mostly locally sourced meats and cheeses. We love showcasing the delicious offerings of our community and supporting local farmers and artisans. In addition to meats and cheeses, we add Fig Port Jam, Olives, Taralli, and maple walnuts to complement the flavors of the board.
Of course, no cheese and charcuterie board is complete without a nice bottle of wine to accompany it. At Aroma Thyme Bistro, we have a carefully curated wine list that pairs perfectly with our board. And don't forget to snap a picture for social media – the cheese and charcuterie board trend isn't going anywhere!
In conclusion, the next time you indulge in a cheese and charcuterie board, remember the rich history behind it. From ancient Middle Eastern cheese to 15th century French charcuterie, these tasty platters have been enjoyed for centuries and will continue to be a crowd-pleaser for years to come. So come to Aroma Thyme Bistro and experience the delicious history of cheese and charcuterie boards for yourself!
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First Green Certified© Restaurant in the Hudson Valley. Established in 2003 in Ellenville (Ulster County) NY. Featuring a New American menu with grass-fed steaks, seafood & vegetarian. One of the best stocked bars in the Hudson Valley with 300 craft beers, 300 wines & independent produced spirits. Hudson Valley Magazine “Best Of” winner 10 years in a row. Awards include: Best Beer Menu, Best Chef, Best Bistro, Best Vegetarian, Best of County & Best Wine List. Trip Advisor's #1 restaurant.