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Easy Meat and Cheese Charcuterie Board

Everything you need to know on how to make an Easy Meat and Cheese Charcuterie Board. You can make a serving tray gorgeous as well as delicious! It’s a great appetizer to bring to the party to please everyone with so many different options. Be sure to keep reading below to see many more holiday appetizers!

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Thanksgiving Appetizer Charcuterie Board

Berries, dried fruit, pickles, meats, cheeses, olives, and dips are great bases for a charcuterie board. An appetizer board is just finger foods but it looks so much fancier than that. Some evenings if all the kids are visiting one of our favorite snacks is to make a cheese board. Everything is sure to get eaten up!

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Cheese Board Tips

When creating a charcuterie board you want a combination of flavors from sweet, spicy to savory. This makes it easy for everyone to love. Preparing a cheese board is so easy and quick. I like to purchase Boars Head meat and cheese from my local store. I recommend getting higher quality cheeses and meats. You can either slice your own cheeses and meats from home, but if you want to make prep faster ask your deli to slice it for you. Some foods you can buy pre-sliced.

I like to create many different charcuterie boards, it is fun to get creative and use rounds, rectangle, or square boards. Here is how we created this wine barrel cheese board.

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Easy Meat and Cheese Charcuterie Board

It always looks good when you board is almost overflowing. Sometimes you do have to separate things when your board is full. So think of ways to get creative. Separate our your crackers on other little trays for a fun look. Here is a shopping list printable below. Another fun charcuterie board idea is a waffle breakfast board!

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Charcuterie Board Shopping List

When shopping for an appetizer board you will want to think about different textures and colors to make the board interesting. You of course will also want to think about the taste and what works together.

Cheese List: It’s nice when there is a variety of cheeses. From soft to hard. One of my favorite soft cheeses to have is brie, just serve along with a knife. For the most part it is nice to have the cheeses pre sliced unless they are soft.

  • brie cheese
  • blue cheese
  • cranberry cheese or any berry cheese
  • cheddar cheese
  • smoked gouda

Meat List: Hard salami and prosciutto. It is also great to get different flavors throughout the meat, peppered salami is a great option.

Pickles and dips: This is a perfect way to add a different flavor profile. Olives, pickles, pickled asparagus. All great pickled options. My fave dips are ranch, mustards, spicy jellies, and spinach dip. The best ranch is to get Hidden Valley powder mix.

Crackers: Choose variety once again. Grain crackers, flaky crackers, pita chips, and even baguette bread. I will also serve Gluten Free like these rice crackers when need be

Vegetables:

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Peppers
  • Apples
  • Cucumber

Fruits and Nuts: Have a variety of dried and fresh fruit. Have salted nuts as well.

  • Grapes
  • Dried Apricots
  • Salted Almonds
  • Salted Peanuts
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Berries
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Meat and Cheese Serving Tray

When creating a charcuterie board it doesn’t just have to be meats and cheeses. You can make hot chocolate boards, dessert charcuterie boards, and even make pizza night elegant with a serving tray.

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15 responses to “Easy Meat and Cheese Charcuterie Board”

  1. You know I love a good charcuterie board! This looks perfect. xo

  2. What a wonderful charcuterie board. Rhonda, I love that you included a shopping list, what a grand idea!

    1. Thanks Janine I thought that would be helpful!

  3. It’s easy to see why charcuterie boards are so popular- yum!! Thanks for your helpful tips 🙂

  4. This looks so good! I love cheese and charcuterie boards… xx, Rebekah

    1. Me too they’re so good!

  5. Plus they’re just so fun & pretty!

  6. Great tips and displayed so beautifully! I will be making lots of these over the holidays:)

    1. Thank you! It is perfect for the holidays

  7. Oh my hubby’s going to love this! I pinned it to my recipe board. Thanks Rhonda!

    xoxo

    1. My hubby loves it!! Thanks girl

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