A charcuterie board is the ultimate way to snack on and savor your favorite cheeses, nuts, fruits, veggies, and cured meats. A charcuterie board can be comprised of anything and everything; from classic meat & cheese spreads to vegan and dairy-free options, there are no limits to what you can create. Here are 12 mouthwatering charcuterie board ideas to spark inspiration when it’s your turn to entertain.
1. Classic Charcuterie Board
This is the time-honored, tried-and-true charcuterie board blueprint. Discover the varieties of cheeses you can work with, from creamy havartis and goat cheeses to bolder aged and blue cheeses, as well as cured meats such as salami and prosciutto. Using the classic charcuterie board as a foundation you can then branch out and play around with various veggies, fruits, nuts and other ingredients to curate your own signature charcuterie board.Read More »
2. Spanish-Style Charcuterie Board
Featuring spicy chorizo, sharp Manchego cheese, and caramelized onion & garlic compote, this Spanish-inspired charcuterie board puts a delicious regional spin on the definitive charcuterie board.
3. Dairy-Free Cranberry & Rosemary Cheese Board
This is fantastic way to savor all the joys of a traditional charcuterie board while being mindful of those with dairy concerns. This delicious cranberry and rosemary cheese roll is arguably the star player, and surprisingly easy to make.
4. Prosciutto & Fig Charcuterie Board
This simple charcuterie board is perfect for late afternoon snacking or as an addition to after-meal dessert options. Fresh figs, creamy blue cheese and perfectly cured prosciutto make for a beautiful flavor profile that’s as refreshing as it is satisfying.
5. Dinner Charcuterie Board
Let’s face it, some charcuterie boards are downright meal-worthy, and this impressive spread is perfect for date nights and dinner parties alike. A dinner-worthy charcuterie board boasts twice the amount of savory selections and varieties while still favoring complimentary ingredient pairings. Needless to say, this dinner charcuterie board is sure to please all people and palates.
6. Light Charcuterie Board
While charcuterie spreads tend to command the spotlight, sometimes you want a lighter, more subtle addition to your meal or cocktail hour. This summer-inspired charcuterie board swaps heavier meats and cheeses for juicy melon, burrata cheese, and thinly sliced prosciutto.
7. Two-Way Charcuterie Board
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Can’t decide which style of charcuterie to go with or grappling with two very different palate preferences? Fear not, for this two-way charcuterie board is actually two charcuterie spreads in one! Just the right balance between spicy and mild, sweet and savory, this charcuterie creation guarantees there’s something for everyone.
8. Holiday Charcuterie Board
Entertaining during the holidays can be hard, especially if you’re trying to please everyone while on a budget. This simple charcuterie board is perfect for holiday gatherings where sophisticated taste buds may come up against pickier palates.
9. Antipasto Charcuterie Board
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Inspired by mouthwatering Mediterranean fare, this charcuterie board is a feast of cured meats such as salami, pepperoni, and prosciutto, Asiago and provolone cheeses, olives, artichoke hearts, almonds, and toasted focaccia bread.
10. Brunch Charcuterie Board
Who says you have to wait till afternoon and onward to enjoy a charcuterie spread? Brunch time is the perfect excuse to indulge in your favorite breakfast treats such as waffles, French toast, fresh berries and ripe avocados, and this brunch charcuterie board puts a chic spin on a classic party-pleaser.
11. Seacuterie Board
Seafood lovers will delight in this nautical take on the typically fish-free charcuterie board. Shrimp, seaweed salad, octopus, zesty orange and even oysters all come together for a seriously irresistible spread.
12. Tea Time Charcuterie Board
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parties just got a lot more substantial thanks to this elegant charcuterie inspired by the beloved English pastime. Scones, tea sandwiches, and pastries all feature in this upgraded classic.
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