One super fun part of hanging out at the Zephyr offices is new product development. Soon, Zephyr Foods will launch a new line-up of smoked sausages, and I was lucky enough to give them a try at a recent meeting. After some experimenting with this new line, I know they will be a delicious addition to any recipe or gathering.
These all-natural smoked sausages are made with high-quality meat from animals born and raised in the U.S. They contain no fillers or ingredients you can't pronounce - only top-grade spices and seasonings. I also love foods that bring up memories from the past. These sausages are hand-crafted the old-fashioned way and smoked using real smoke. The smell alone will transform you to another time. For me, that smell brings back memories from the farm where I spent so many of my childhood days - memories of meats smoking all day, and my grandmother laying out a spread for everyone to enjoy together in the evenings.
In honor of gathering together, I created a next-level charcuterie board for the meeting guests. The smoked sausages perfectly complimented a spread of cheeses, dipping sauces and relishes. I used butcher paper for a homey-feel (and easy clean-up!) Below is what I paired on my board:Cheeses
- Smoked Gouda
- Extra Sharp Cheddar
- Aged Pecorino
- Sweet Barbecue Sauce
- Raspberry Honey Mustard
- Apricot Chili Sauce (½ c. chili sauce, ½ c. apricot preserves, juice of ½ lemon; chill at least 2 hours)
- Cool Tzatziki Sauce (recipe below)
- Baby Dill Pickles
- Roasted Sauerkraut
- Pickled Red Onions
Mix and match your favorite cheeses, sauces, and accompaniments. I'm confident you'll find these sausages a welcomed guest to any table. Be on the look-out for this awesome new product line coming soon from Zephyr Foods!