Beautiful Charcuterie Boad

  • Author: Renee Blare
  • Prep Time: 5 Min
  • Cook Time: 5 Min
  • Total Time: 10 Min
  • Yield: 10-20 People


Whether for easy entertaining, elevated snacking or a simple meal, learn how to make a charcuterie board! Get tips for the best cheese and charcuterie board, including cheeses, meats, and sweet and savory bites!



  • A soft and creamy cheese such as Brie, Camembert, or Goat cheese. (A fresh cheese, like burrata or mozzarella, is wonderful, too!)
  • A firm cheese such as a Parmigiano-Reggiano or Manchego.
  • An aged cheese such as lovely aged sharp Cheddar or Gruyere.
  • A blue cheese such as Gorgonzola, Roquefort, or Maytag Blue.


  • salami/sausages such as soppressata or coppa
  • ham such as prosciutto or jamón
  • pate
  • confit
  • terrine

Bread and Crackers

  • Baguette
  • Crackers
  • Crisps
  • Breadsticks

Sweet Bites

  • Honey or honeycomb
  • Dried fruit such as apricot and cranberry
  • Candied citrus
  • Quince paste
  • Fig spread

Savory Bites

  • Olives
  • Pickles
  • Nuts
  • Quicos (corn nuts)
  • Dukkah

Fresh Bites

  • Sliced fruits
  • Berries
  • Grapes
  • Carrots
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Tomatoes

Dessert Bites

  • Chocolate
  • Noguat
  • Cookies
  • Petit fours


  • Begin building your board by selecting a trio of cheeses. I like to select three of the following: a soft creamy cheese, a firm cheese, an aged cheese, or a blue cheese. This is your foundation.
  • Add the charcuterie includes the whole umbrella of meat products from sausages and terrines to pates and confit. Mild ribbons of prosciutto or jamón (ham) are a great addition, as well as a selection of salami such as soppressata or coppa.
  • Arrange your sliced baguette, breadsticks, crackers or crisps.
  • Fill in the rest of the board with sweet bites, savory bites, fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Optional (but nice to have) – dessert! Add some bites of good quality chocolate, nougat, cookies, or petit fours!

  • Cuisine: American