Connections Behind the Cover: Fall Charcuterie Board

By November 20, 2019 Connections
Connections November 2019 Photo Shoot

The November Connections cover features three of our beloved Issaquah Highlands residents who, among others, generously volunteered to share their talents and time with us for this issue, “The Community Table.” Did you happen to get look at the other cover star? The charcuterie board at the bottom of the photo was meticulously put together by Highlands Council staff member, Kim Kirschbaum.

Besides being a Blakely Hall “Jill-of-all-trades,” Kim is a foodie and hobby photographer. She was the perfect person to take on the challenge of creating a unique fall charcuterie board that would also photograph well.

The cover photo was taken by Highlands Council staff photographer, Julie Clegg. The beautiful (and delicious!) charcuterie spread was arranged on top of a hand-crafted board provided by Dahlia Park resident, Jim Halas. (Find more of Jim’s work at the Shop Local Holiday Bazaar on November 30.)

Highlands Council staff had so much fun putting together (and eating) the charcuterie board that we wanted to share the details with you (see below). You might be inspired to create your own charcuterie spread for your family and friends this holiday season!

November 2019 Connections
Kim Kirschbaum Highlands Council
November Connections Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie Board Shopping List

  • Salame Secchi
  • Italian Truffle Cheese
  • Honey
  • Panzanella Crackers
  • Cambozola Cheese
  • Spicy Coppa
  • Multigrain Crackers
  • Truffles Marcona Almonds
  • Red & Green Grapes
  • Fig Butter
  • Spicy Capicola
  • Saint-André Triple Cream Cheese
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Brioche Toasts
  • Chèvre (Goat Cheese)
  • Candied Pecans
  • Chimay Autumn Cheese
  • Marinated Olives
  • Spicy Sopressata Salmi
  • Pomegrante
  • Decorative filler items (dried orange slices, fresh flowers, mini pumpkin, etc.)