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How to Make a Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie Boards are a delightful arrangement of robust cheese, delicious meats, savory crackers, fruits, nuts, and more. They are an essential element that enhances any dinner, holiday party, or gathering of friends.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Dinner, Snack
Cuisine: American, French, Gluten-Free
Keyword: charcuterie board, cheese board, how to make a charcuterie board, meat and cheese board
Servings: 8
Calories: 609kcal


2 ounces cheese per person

  • Soft Cheese, choose 2-3 types: Brie Camembert, Burrata, Bleu, Fontina, Goat, etc.
  • Semi hard cheese, choose 2-3 types: Gouda White Cheddar, Manchego, Gruyere, etc

1-2 ounces meat per person

  • Salami, Prosciutto, Ham, etc.

Variety of Jams, Perserves, and Sauces

  • Strawberry jam, Honey, Dijon mustard, pesto, hummus. Serve 2-3 ounces of each 

Fruits and Veggies: Use a Varitey of Each

  • 8 oz blueberries, washed and drained
  • 8 oz strawberries, washed and drained
  • 8 oz raspberries, washed and drained
  • 4 oz snap peas
  • 10-12 sliced carrots
  • 1 cucumber, sliced in thin dials

Dried Fruit, Nuts, and Pickled Treats

  • 5 oz dried fruits: apricots, dates, banana chips, etc,
  • 4-5 oz nuts: raw almonds, pistachios, cashews, etc
  • 4 oz cured olives, peppers, artichokes, etc.


  • Fresh Sprigs of herbs: mint, rosemary, or basil


  • Place cheese and meats on various spots on the board.
  • Place all jams and sauces in a small bowl, then onto the board.
  • Fill the remaining space with fruits, veggies, crackers, nuts and remaining ingredients.
  • Add garnish and serve!



  • Serving: 6-8
  • Fat: 34g
  • Protein 14g
  • Calories: 609