One new twist on the ever-evolving charcuterie trend is tailoring boards to a specific event. Southern California retail chain Gelson’s, for instance, created boards designed specifically for Academy Awards viewing parties. Paired with specially-picked wine and champagne, the boards included:

Award-Winning Cheese & Charcuterie Plate

This plate included:

  • Flagship Cheddar
  • Cowgirl Mt. Tam
  • Point Reyes Blue
  • Three Little Pigs Chorizo
  • Columbus Dry Salami
  • Panninos with Prosciutto
  • Three Little Pigs Cornichons
  • Villars. Dark Chocolate
  • Castelvetrano Pitted Olives
  • Acacia Honey
  • Grapes
  • Dried Cherries and Apricots

Pairs with Sparkling White Wine, Zinfandel, Malty Beers. $39.99 (serves up to 8)

Gourmet Cheese & Charcuterie Board

This board includes:

  • Rembrandt Aged Gouda
  • Spanish Manchego
  • Supreme Brie
  • Olli Calabrese Salami
  • Olli Genoa Salami
  • Bussetto Prosciutto
  • Mixed Italy Pitted Olives
  • Fig Cake
  • Marcona Almonds
  • Villars Swiss Chocolate
  • Fig Jam
  • Sour Cherry Jam
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Blackberries
  • Dried Fruit

Pairs with Champagne, Sherry, Tempranillo, Beer: Brown Ales or Stouts. $135.99 (serves up to 20)