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Braunschweiger Charcuterie Board

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Let’s make a Braunschweiger charcuterie board! This recipe features the delicious Jones Dairy Farm Braunschweiger. If you aren’t familiar with Braunschweiger, it’s also commonly known as liver sausage or liverwurst and is an excellent addition to sandwiches or charcuterie boards, as we’ve done here with this particular recipe. The liver sausage is fully cooked, Certified Gluten-Free, and ready to use. It’s also an excellent source of protein, iron, and vitamins. It’s a nutritious and delicious addition to your charcuterie boards.

charcuterie spread with Braunschweiger

This Braunschweiger spread is brought to you proudly in partnership with Jones Dairy Farm. I’m excited to partner with them again in 2023-2024, because we’ve used and loved their products for years and they show up on our table week after week. (If you’ve ever seen my Costco hauls, you’ve seen me recommend their chicken sausages in BULK!)

Be sure to check out the other helpful posts brought to you in partnership with Jones Dairy Farm: easy breakfast for dinner ideas5-minute breakfast board for kidssausage puff pastry tart, cheesy lasagna dip, and of course, my easy protein hack for kids.

Close up of Braunschweiger charcuterie board

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

What You’ll Love About this Braunschweiger Charcuterie Board

  • Simple way to feed a crowd
  • Delicious and nutritious
  • Looks gorgeous
  • Crowd pleaser
  • Easy to customize
  • Includes a balanced variety of food
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Ingredients

  • Jones Dairy Farm Braunschweiger – The Jones Dairy Farm liverwurst has rich flavor and a creamy smooth texture that is unparalleled! I’ve used the chub here, but you could also used the sliced variety.
  • Spreads – I like to include a variety of spreads like sour cherry jam, caramelized onion jam, and spicy brown mustard.
  • Cheese – I got a little help on this one from the cheese store, but they recommended a soft triple-cream cheese (twist my arm!) like lincet or brie.
  • Meats – You don’t need to add any other meats to the board, but if you want to add more variety, go for an aged salami or your favorite cured meat like prosciutto.
  • Crackers – I recommend serving a few different dippers on charcuterie boards. Use a plain cracker to really let the other flavors shine.
  • Toast – I wanted to add toast points to the board because a Braunschweiger sandwich is a very classic way to enjoy it. So the toast points are a nod to that. You could also swap it out for other crackers.
  • Accompaniments – I recommend filling out your board with extras like nuts, cornichons, olives, or anything else that doesn’t fit into the other categories. Here we’ve gone with marcona almonds. You can also add garnishes like rosemary or hydrangea leaves.
  • Produce – Use fresh produce that is easy to eat and serve. Persian cucumbers, radishes, grapes, and apples are all great options. Dried fruit is also a great addition.
Ingredients to make a Braunschweiger charcuterie board

How to Make a Braunschweiger Charcuterie Board

This is an overview on how to put together a braunschweiger spread, the detailed instructions can be found below in the recipe card.

Put out spreads. Transfer braunschweiger, jams, and mustard into small bowls and arrange on the platter.
First step of charcuterie board
Add cheese and meats. Arrange cheese and meats next to the spreads.
Add crackers. Toast the toast points and arrange crackers and toast next to spreads, meats, and cheeses.
Add produce. Slice or prep the fruits and veggies to ensure they are ready and easy to eat. TIP: Change up how you slice the produce to add visual interest like we did here.
Next step of charcuterie board
Finish board. Add garnishes if using. Take a look back and assess your board. Does it have a good variety? Do any sections need more or less? Squeeze items in close so the board looks full and abundant.
Braunschweiger charcuterie board

FAQs

What is Braunschweiger?

Braunschweiger is a German sausage that is also known as liver sausage. Jones Dairy Farm has a great page on its site that goes into all the details about what Braunschweiger is and how to use it.

What is Braunschweiger made of?

The Jones Dairy Farm Braunschweiger is a pork Braunschweiger made from pork liver, pork, bacon, and a variety of spices and seasonings.

Is Braunschweiger good for you?

Well, it all depends on what you consider healthy, of course, but it is an excellent source of protein, iron, and vitamins so I would say yes. Each serving has 9 grams of protein and 25% of the daily value for iron!

Storage Instructions

Store leftover charcuterie board components in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

Jones Dairy Farm Braunschweiger charcuterie board

How to Eat Braunschweiger

There are many ways to eat Braunschweiger, here are a few more ideas!

  • Creamy Dip
  • Cheese ball
  • Pan-fried – Some like to fry it up and serve it as a main meal component with a side like mashed potatoes.
  • Sandwich – The classic Braunschweiger sandwich that I’m familiar with is made with white bread and some sliced white onions. Add some mayo or mustard if desired.

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Braunschweiger charcuterie board

Braunschweiger Charcuterie Spread

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Description

Let’s make a Braunschweiger charcuterie board! This is a delicious and nutritious spread that’s loaded with flavor. 


Ingredients

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  • 8 oz. package Jones Dairy Farm Braunschweiger chub (log)
  • sour cherry jam
  • caramelized onion jam
  • spicy brown mustard
  • soft triple-cream cheese like lincet or bri
  • aged salami
  • crackers
  • sliced white bread (toasted white sandwich bread cut into little triangles)
  • marcona almonds
  • grapes
  • apples
  • cucumbers
  • radishes

Instructions

  1. Put out spreads. Transfer braunschweiger, jams, and mustard to small bowls and arrange on platter. TIP: Be sure to include some spoons or knives.
  2. Add cheese and meats. Arrange them next to the spreads.
  3. Add crackers and toast points. Arrange the crackers and toast next to the cheese and meat for easy eating.
  4. Add fresh produce. TIP: Slice or prep any fruit and veggies so they ready to eat – unless it’s supposed to be a garnish!
  5. Stop and look. Step back and assess your charcuterie board. Does it look like it has good variety? Do any sections need more or less? Now is the time to adjust! Squeeze items in close to each other so the board looks full and abundant.
  6. Add nuts. Finish with nuts and add them any place that you see openings on the board.


Notes

  • TIP: Add a green garnish with fresh herbs like rosemary or hydrangea leaves here.

Keywords: braunschweiger, braunschweiger dip

Food styling and photography by Loren Runion.

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