No matter what your holiday celebrations look like this year, an artful cheese and charcuterie board will not disappoint. You can create your own crowd-pleaser with the addition of an array of Southern snacks and sides that are handcrafted or cultivated by locals. Treat a gathering of any size to a sampling of the South, and serve these spreads, nuts, and preserves alongside your favorite cheeses and cured meats.
Royal Fuzz Bee Co. Raw Estate Honey
The healthy, fuzzy bees of Royal Fuzz Bee Co. produce this golden honey on Luke and Katie Garner’s farm outside of Birmingham, Alabama. With bright notes of honeysuckle, privet, and wildflowers, the raw nectar is all-natural and will please even the pickiest of honey purists. Drizzle it over a soft cheese for a marriage of sweet and salty flavors.
Charlie Stephenson and Jim Lawlor of Pickled Pink jar their pickled products by hand in Georgia using old family recipes. There’s no need to pick a favorite: With this 4-pack, you can adorn your snack board with Garlic Dill Pickles, Sweet Heat Jalapeños, Perfectly Picked Peaches, and Honey Cinnamon Beets.
Gillespie’s Salted Peanuts
Looking to add some crunch to your board? Peanuts are a tried-and-true snack board staple. We say it’s best to keep things simple here, so go for Gillespie’s Salted Peanuts, which are grown on Rogers Brothers Farm in Hartsville, South Carolina.