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Easy Charcuterie Board on a wood board
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Easy Charcuterie Board

This easy charcuterie board is a great way to serve a large group of people. A simple recipe that makes the perfect appetizer for special occasions, family events, or holiday parties.
Grab your favorite cured meats, cheeses, crackers, and more to arrange this beautiful charcuterie board in minutes. There's no limits on possible variations so you can make this recipe your own!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: board, charcuterie, easy
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 439kcal
Author: Chandice Probst
Cost: $25

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces variety of cheeses (I recommend parmesan, smoked gouda, goat cheese, and a blue)
  • 8 ounces variety of cured meats (I recommend dry salami, cured chorizo, cured wagyu beef and pepperoni)
  • 6 ounces crackers and pretzels
  • 6 ounces fresh berries
  • 6 ounces fresh veggies
  • 3 ounces chocolate
  • 2 small jars of jam or spread
  • 1 cup olives
  • fresh herbs for aesthetic

Instructions

  • Step 1: Place large items like cheese wheels and wedges on the board 
  • Step 2: Add dips and small fruits to small bowls and place the small bowls around the board wherever you see fit
  • Step 3: Add the cured meats, crackers, fruits and veggies (I love adding olives to this board!)
  • Step 4: Add all the yummy treats! Charcuterie board cookies and chocolate covered strawberries are perfect here
  • Step 5: Finish by adding in the green herbs to give it a live, effervescent look

Notes

Pro tip: Cheese is best served at room temperature so be sure to take it out of the fridge a few hours before serving. 
How do you cut cheese for charcuterie?I like to cut cheeses into different shapes to add variety onto the board. Harder cheese is easier to cut while spreadable cheeses might be easier to leave as is. Cutting cheese into small triangles or cubes is my favorite way to "cut the cheese."
What kind of tray do you use for a charcuterie board?The general rule of thumb is that you should have a wooden base for your board but other than that, it's up to you. The size of tray you choose will depend on the number of guests and how much those guests will be eating. A 9x13 board is standard.
Leftover cheese, meats and fruits or veggies can be stored in the refrigerator. It is usually best to just toss leftover crackers as they tend to be a bit covered in cheese. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 1289mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1437IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 259mg | Iron: 2mg