Easy Holiday Entertaining with Hillshire Snacking Social Platters

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With Hillshire® Social Snacking Platters, holiday entertaining is easier than ever! Carefully selected, perfectly paired combinations of meats, cheese, crackers and a sweet treat, precut and ready to serve, straight from your fridge. Just add wine for an easy hostess gift or to treat your guests.

No matter how much you plan, it seems like last minute holiday guests are unavoidable. And I don’t mean that in a negative way, I’m only saying that it’s essential to be prepared for friends and family to stop over to share holiday cheer (or watch a football game!)

And nothing is worse than feeling unprepared.

Even if you can toss a snack together quickly, you feel awkward disappearing into the kitchen to prepare food instead of spending quality time with your visitors. But don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. Thanks to Hillshire Snacking Social Platters you’ll always be ready for a surprise guest OR a casual date night in.

And, you can purchase Hillshire Snacking Social Platters at Target! Don’t miss this Target Circle offer where you can save money on your purchase!

The Hillshire Snacking Social Platters are available in 2 options:

  • Genoa Salame & Prosciutto – Calabrese Salame, Genoa Salame, White Cheddar, Sea Salt Toasted Rounds, Dried Cranberries and Cherries
  • Genoa Salame & Calabrese Salame – Prosciutto, Genoa Salame, White Cheddar, Garlic & Herb Toasted Rounds and Dark Chocolate.

Simply flip, serve, and satisfy your party in moments with a curated platter of deliciousness with Hillshire Snacking Social Platters!

Of course, I added a little fresh parsley from the plant I keep growing on my kitchen counter, because I’m a foodie who loves to kick things up a notch! Would you expect any less?

All you need to do is add a glass of wine but figuring out which wine pairs best with your Hillshire Snacking Social Platters of Charcuterie can be overwhelming!

Which Wines Pair Best with Charcuterie?

If you try to research which wine you should pair with charcuterie you will certainly find tons of information. Most of which is far too detailed and complicated for the average person to understand. So I’ve weeded through all the experts opinions AND used the best tool I have, trial and error in my own home to determine which wines are the best to keep on hand for pairing with your Hillshire Snacking Social Platters.

When you are enjoying foods like charcuterie that have salt, fat, and textures that can vary greatly, you’ve got to look for beverages that are light, refreshing and that can cleanse the palate. When pairing wine with charcuterie, it’s important to look at the whole group of snacks and not try to pair each item individually.

My 5 Tips for Choosing Wine for Charcuterie:

  1. Chilled Wine
  2. Low in alcohol
  3. High in acid
  4. Not too sweet, yet not too dry
  5. Bring on the Bubbles

Using those 5 tips, you’ll be headed toward white wines like Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blancs, Off-dry Rieslings and Rosé wines. And this is the perfect opportunity to bring out the fizz with Prosecco, it’s my favorite wine to enjoy with charcuterie. I suggest avoiding oaky chardonnay, dry red wines and dessert sweet wines all together for pairing with charcuterie.

Do yourself a favor, pick up a few Hillshire Snacking Social Platters at Target to keep on hand all holiday season. Enjoy them for a light meal after a long day of shopping, shared with friends or even take one along to a holiday party as a hostess gift!

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