Post by Stacey Walker. Stacey mostly works behind the scenes for Greenbrook Design, managing day to day operations, marketing, sourcing product and keeping the showroom beautifully designed. Stacey also does interior design & home styling for a select number of clients. Find out more about Stacey here.
Liver mush. Cleveland County is famous for its liver mush and the festival that has celebrated it for the past 30 years. Due to Covid-19, however, our community had to do some quick thinking on to still enjoy our yearly tradition safely. This is how the first-ever, virtual liver mush festival was born and we at Greenbrook Design we’re honored to be one of the sponsors. Individuals were invited to share a video of themselves preparing their favorite way to enjoy liver mush by submitting the video for a chance to win cash and prizes valued at over $1,000.
The goal was to have fun, encourage creativity, and find out how people enjoy their liver mush. The idea took off and generated numerous entries from individuals from around the area and even garnered the attention of Charlotte’s own QC@3, a segment dedicated to featuring a variety of local lifestyle content designed to “empower, engage, entertain and educate.”. They reached out to us, asking if we would share how we made our Charcuterie board that had a beautiful spread of cheeses, deli meats, fruit, crackers, and of course, liver mush.
Our Elevated Southern Charcuterie board is coming along nicely with delicious cheeses and deli meats with of course Mack’s livermush as the focus.
Emily Epley, with tour Cleveland County, and our own Stacey Walker, live on QC@3, showing how to create a charcuterie board for a festive Autumn treat featuring “Southern Pate” aka Livermush.
We thought it would be fun to share this elegant, entertaining dish with you so you can enjoy it with your friends at your next gathering.
What you will need:
A serving board – our serving board is crafted from reclaimed European pine and hand finished with plant-based, food-safe beeswax. These are beautiful as serving boards or displayed as decor in your kitchen. Come visit our showroom to purchase your very own & we can ship to your home.
Mack’s livermush – the key ingredient can be prepared ahead of time, fried in a pan, deep-fried, baked, and cut in a variety of shapes and sizes (we did some in pumpkins and leaves). It can also be served cold since this is a ready to eat product.
Additional meats you can add – Pepperoni, Salami, Capicola, and Prosciutto. We added a little extra touch by creating some elegant roses from slices of pepperoni.
Additional cheeses – Pimento cheese, applewood smoked cheddar cheese, blue cheese, artisan cheddar cheese with rubbed hatch chiles, cranberry cinnamon goat cheese, and artisan cheese with garden vegetable and sweet basil flavor. Truly, any cheese you want to add will be fine.
Fruit – while we chose to use pears, figs, strawberries, grapes, and kiwis, you can add whatever you wish. Adding fresh fruit adds a beautiful pop of color to your board.
Vegetables – sweet garden peppers, pickled okra, mixed bell peppers that were hollowed out to hold some dipping sauces, jalapeño or banana peppers were what we used, but again feel free to add what you like.
Dipping Sauces – We had fun using colorful peppers as bowls for our sweet and hot pepper onion jelly, spicy brown mustard, and pimento cheese.
Nuts – roasted almonds with sea salt and pumpkin seeds added a nice crunch to the tray but cashews and pecans are great options too.
Bread – we used organic seriously seeded thin sliced bread that was cut into triangles to add some geometric flair to the tray but any bread of your choice will do.
Crackers – adding some additional crunch were these three types of crackers: Asiago and cheddar cheese crisps, melting Romano cheese crips, and rosemary artisan crackers.
Sweet treats – for those who enjoy something a little sweet we included some small pumpkin cupcakes, you can add any little sweets you think your friends and family would enjoy.
Fresh Basil – using some basil fresh from Stacey’s own herb garden gave a nice pop of greenery to the tray.
Wine pairing – Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard, located in Cleveland County, donated two choices of wine that we were able to enjoy: Baker Mule Barn Red, a soft, subtle wine, and BE Baker Merlot, aged in brandy barrels.
We look forward to hearing how your family and friends enjoyed this delicious spread, be sure to take a picture and tag us in it on social media @greenbrookdesign.
The final product which the staff of Greenbrook Design thoroughly enjoyed.