Ole Smokey Moonshine Pickle Cheese Board

by Wooden Cork

Show me a person who doesn’t get down with a meat and cheese board and I will show you someone who I don’t think I can be friends with. I grew up with a mom who really didn’t like to cook so we did a lot of easy dinners. Curated veggie boards, or a night of cold cuts in front of the tv was always something I would look forward to.
As I got older and my mom and I traveled more together we would often order a glass of wine (or three) and charcuterie board. I’ve always enjoyed seeing how people build their boards and in the age of Pinterest it seems everyone has a technique that is better than the next.
Recently my mom came over and I thought I would make us a charcuterie board much like the ones from our last trip to Europe.

Ol' Smoky Moonshine Dill Pickles on meat and cheese board

Now the basics to building a board are easy, you need some cured meats, a selection of cheeses, some nuts, dried fruits, some pickles or olives, crackers or bread (we often just use apples), and some jellies or mustards!
For my board I really wanted these Ole Smokey pickles to be the star of the show. They’re soaked in moonshine and are a totally wild twist on your normal dill!
I picked some basic cured meats that would compliment the pickles without being too overpowering. For my cheeses I stuck with some bolder players like chipotle cheddar, Ewephoria aged gouda, white cheddar, and a soft wensleydale cheese with blueberries for something on the sweet side.
When it came time to building my board I started at the outside but you could always work from the center out! I added in some fresh fruit to my board as I love raspberries anytime and blackberries always go so well with soppressata to me. I skipped out on serving bread or crackers with this board and simply served a green and red apple. The last addition that I added in was a fig jam (white cheddar and fig jam is my jam) and seeded spicy mustard to pair with those pickles.

Meat and cheese board with Ol Smokey Moonshine Pickles

I should be honest, this board was WAY too big for just us two ladies and would have done much better with at least another 2-3 people helping us. Pair your board with your favorite cocktail or wine like we did with the Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay.

About Ole Smokey Moonshine Pickles:
There’s not a Bloody Mary in the world that can’t be improved by a little bit of dill pickle. That’s why Ole Smokey created The Real Dill Shine, a perfect dill pickle, pickles in their moonshine. Firm, crunchy, and dill-icious, you can munch on it and have a dill pickle shot to follow. Get your jar at Wooden Cork today!

Moonshine Pickles
Blueberry Wensleydale cheese, Chipotle Cheddar, Ewephoria, Gouda, Aged White Cheddar
Prosciutto, Genoa, Salami, Soppressata, Capocollo
Raspberries + blackberries, Dried tropical fruits, Dried tart cherries, Red + green apples
Salted almonds, Seeded spicy mustard, Fig jam