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How to Make a Charcuterie Board - tips for selecting meat, wine and cheese pairings, as well as incorporating seasonal ingredients
How to Make a Charcuterie Board
Prep Time
20 mins

How to make a charcuterie board with cheese, meat, nuts, fruit, spreads, etc.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, charcuterie, meat and cheese board
Author: Julia
Meat & Cheese:
  • 10 to 12 oz soft cheeses of choice blue cheese, brie cheese, goat cheese, marinated feta etc.
  • 10 to 12 oz aged cheeses of choice parmesan, Gouda, Gruyere, aged cheddar, etc.
  • 10 to 12 oz cured meat prosciutto, pancetta, roast beef, turkey deli meat, black forest ham, etc.
  • 10 to 12 oz spreads of choice tapenade, pate, mustard, hummus, fig preserves, jam, jelly
Nuts, Dried Fruit, Fresh Fruit:
  • 2 cups nuts of choice raw or roasted almonds, pecans, walnuts
  • 1 to 2 cups dried fruit of choice dried cranberries, figs, dates, etc.
  • 2 to 3 lbs fresh fruit grapes, peaches, apples, blueberries, strawberries
  • 1 large baguette toasted and sliced
  • 1 to 2 boxes crackers of choice gluten-free, nut and seed crackers, etc.
  1. Arrange the meat and cheese on a large cutting board with knives for slicing the cheese and/or meat. Fill in the board with your spreads of choice, fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, jams, dark chocolate, etc.

  2. Serve with choice of wine pairings and/or alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages of choice!