Learn how to make a charcuterie board that’s both beautiful and functional, filled with meats, cheese, and crackers. We are showing you exactly what to put on your charcuterie board and how to arrange it!
Whether you want to put together a charcuterie board for yourself or for a party, you will impress yourself with how beautiful you can make a meat and cheese platter. The trick to making a pretty looking charcuterie board is by fanning and arranging things evenly while also crowding them in together.
What is a charcuterie board?
A charcuterie board is traditionally a platter of an arrangement of smoked meats like salami, sausages, ham, and bacon. Many people build charcuterie boards and add cheeses and other tasty items like crackers, olives, dried fruits, pickles, and spreads.
Traditionally, charcuterie is mostly meats, but we love it with meats and cheeses. Not only does it have a beautiful presentation, but it offers a wonderful flavor combination, as well!
What kind of meat goes on a charcuterie board?
Smoked and cured meats like salami, ham, pepperoni, sausage, and prosciutto.
What kind of cheese goes on a charcuterie board?
The beauty of building a charcuterie board or cheese platter is you can use a variety of your favorite cheeses. I love goat cheese and brie, but you can also use sliced cheeses like sharp cheddar, pepper jack, and Swiss.
More entertaining ideas:
- 250 grams Applewood Cheddar
- 250 grams Brie
- 200 grams Havarti
- 200 grams Genoa Salami
- 3 turkey pepperettes, chopped
- Green Spanish Queen olives
- Gluten-free Breton crackers (Original with Flax)
- Rice Crackers
- Roasted almonds
- Prana Organic Chocolaty Bark
- Place the cheeses equal distances apart on the board, forming a rough triangle.
- Arrange the crackers in a long row on opposite sides of the board.
- Fan out the salami and place in the center of the board.
- Place the chocolaty bark alongside the brie.
- Chop the pepperettes and place alongside one of the cheeses.
- Fill in remaining gaps on the board with the olives and almonds.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1/8 board
Amount Per Serving Calories 455Total Fat 37gSaturated Fat 20gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 117mgSodium 1032mgCarbohydrates 3gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 1gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 28g
Nutrition information is an estimate.
Did we help you learn how to make a charcuterie board? We would love to see your creations! Tag us in your photos on social media using @aileencooks.