If you have ever marveled at a plate of food’s graceful, complex beauty, you understand the well-known adage: “You eat with your eyes first.” It’s no wonder Charcuterie Boards have become so popular. They present a blank slate with endless possibilities! Artfully arranged cheeses, smoked meats, cold meats, fresh herbs, seasonal fruits, and vegetables – not to mention the jams and other condiments. What’s not to love?!
The Charcuterie Board presents an excellent opportunity for a restaurant operator to grow sales and increase their customer base. They are easily customizable, fit any food cost budget, adaptable to the constant change of food trends, and, best of all, fit any cuisine.
The Beauty of The Board
Simple or complex, a Charcuterie Board is a blank canvas just waiting for your bold creations. Upper Crust Enterprises can help make your Charcuterie a visual masterpiece by adding a touch of unique texture.
Goat cheese logs are a standard for many boards. Have you considered adding a crispy coating of Italian Seasoned Panko and gently frying it? Our Authentic Panko will add a visually appealing golden exterior with a perfect outer balance of texture.
Not All Panko is Authentic Japanese Panko
Choosing the right Panko brand is essential; only some Panko brands are Authentic. It wasn’t authentic if you experienced a hard, round, dense panko. An Authentic Panko is always light and delicate and has sliver or flaky-shaped crumbs. It will enhance your menu items by adding a delicate-crispy texture without being oily, heavy, or overpowering. An Authentic Panko will highlight your coated protein with a light, crisp texture and never have a hard, crunchy texture.
If you’re using a Panko and need to figure out if it’s an Authentic Japanese Panko, compare your current Panko to these characteristics.
Authentic Panko will have the following:
- Large sliver shape crumb (flaky look) – Standard Panko will have round crumbs.
- Light-airy texture – Authentic Panko will always be light and delicate. Standard Panko has a hard and dense texture. Touch your current brand of Panko; if it feels hard or dense, it is not an Authentic Panko.