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Smoked Sausage Charcuterie Board

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
Dipping Sauces
  • 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)
Relishes
  • Olives
  • 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!
Smoked Sausages & Tzatziki Sauce

Cool Tzatziki Sauce

Yield
4 cups
Prep Time
15 Minutes
Chill Time
2 hours 
(up to overnight)
Total Time
2 hours, 15 Minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 English cucumber with peel, grated
  • 1 (32 oz.) container non-fat, Greek Yogurt
  • Zest of one lemon 
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped, fresh dill
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
Directions
  1. Dry the grated cucumber well with paper towels.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Chill for at least two hours before serving, up to overnight.

About the Author

Jill Turley, MS, RD/LD
Jill Turley, MS, RD/LD: Jill Turley is the Chief Creative Officer at Real Noshes. She is a registered dietitian, joyous eater, lover of the kitchen and fan of keeping life simple. She resides in Northwest Arkansas and is mom to a four-year-old whackadoodle and equally whacky bernedoodle. Follow her food adventures on Instagram @realnoshes and check-out www.realnoshes.com for more resources and kitchen fun.
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