Charcuterie Board Roundup

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This charcuterie board roundup has the BEST snack boards! Ranging from simple to seasonal to ones you can use for any occasion, I have a board for your gatherings all year long!

I love a delicious charcuterie board! The creativity that you see in them, not to mention the wide array of different kinds of food, make these perfect for everyone! I especially love the seasonal ones like this Valentine’s Charcuterie Board, this spooky Halloween Charcuterie Board, or this winter-themed Hot Chocolate Charcuterie!

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The BEST Charcuterie Board Roundup

Charcuterie (pronounced shar-koo-tuh-ree) boards used to only feature meat and cheese (the definition of charcuterie means a collection of cooked meats)… Charcuterie boards have come a long way and are now just fancy, themed snack trays! While lots of my charcuterie boards feature the classic meats and cheeses, some highlight other delicious food such as fruit, candy, veggies, and everything in between!

A charcuterie board is the perfect snack tray for any occasion because you can not only add seasonal foods but you can shape things to be seasonal as well! I used pepperoni to make a football in this football charcuterie, and I love making holidays festive with a wreath-shaped charcuterie or this Christmas tree board! Trust me when I say that this charcuterie board roundup is the best of the best!

How to Make the Perfect Charcuterie Board

To make the perfect snack tray, you need a variety of food! Here are some suggestions that you can use when making your snack tray.

  • Meats and Cheeses: The meat and cheese bring that savory taste and texture to the board. The cheeses can be cubed, sliced, or cut into shapes and placed anywhere on your board. The meat looks perfect when it is all rolled up or sliced. Or, you can go the extra mile and make some salami roses. Instructions for that are here: How to Make a Salami Rose (2 ways!). If you do this and have a variety of shapes and sizes, then you will have a professional-looking board!
  • Fruits and Veggies: I tend to use seasonal fruits and veggies for my board. This makes them fresh and easy to find. You want to pick out fruit and vegetables that are different in color and texture. Then they will really pop on this board!
  • Crackers and Bread: I love adding these neutral yet flavorful items to the charcuterie board. They will go with anything!
  • Dip: Whether you use savory dip like hummus or ranch or you want to use some delicious sweet dip, your need some dip on your board!
  • Candy and Cookies: These don’t go on every board but I love mixing them in whenever I can. This Halloween board is a great example of how to add in the sweets with the savory!

The Recipe Critic Recommendation

Large Round Charcuterie Board

18" Round Acacia Wooden Serving Board with Handle

This wooden board is perfect for adding fruits, candy, cheese, and chocolate to make your favorite charcuterie board.

How to Assemble

Assembly of your charcuterie board is the fun part! This is such a great (and delicious) way to make any season or holiday special! Change it up to make it just what you need.

  1. Dips First: Because Dips are typically in small bowls, I like to set these on the board first and then work around them.
  2. Add the Cheese: Start assembling your board by adding the cheese.
  3. Pile on the Meats: You can roll the meat up, make some salami roses, or just stack it. Whatever adds some texture to your board works!
  4. Next, Add the Fruit and Vegetables: The fruit and vegetables add some brilliant colors that make any board stand out.
  5. Cookies, Bread, and Crackers: Because these are more neutral, I like to add these in last as a filler because they will look great wherever you place them!

New Year’s Eve Charcuterie Board

Throw a fun party and ring in the new year with this fantastic New Year's charcuterie board! Endless options of sweet and savory finger foods will keep your guests awake until midnight.
Ingredients: Italian Dry Salami, Garlic and Herb Bellavitano, Manchego, Garlic and Herb Brie, Fig and Grapefruit Goat Cheese, Havarti, Letter Cheese Cutter, Round Butter Crackers, Nut Thins, Rectangular Snack Crackers, Rolo Wrapped Chocolate, Chocolate Covered Almonds , Ferrero Rocher, Grapes, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries , Dried Mango, Miniature snacking pickles, Almonds, Disco Balls, Mini Martinelli

Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

It doesn't get more fun than a hot chocolate charcuterie board! Filled with all of the delicious toppings and mix-ins that any hot chocolate lover will go crazy for, this board is for everyone! 
Ingredients: Hot chocolate mix, Large Marshmallows, Mini Marshmallows, Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Drops,, Chocolate covered pretzels, White Chocolate Pretzel Sticks, Peppermint Meringues, Cinnamon Sticks

Valentine’s Charcuterie Board

The holiday of love is just around the corner, and you need to try out this Valentine's day charcuterie board! It's packed with meat, cheeses and all sorts of festive red and pink fruits and candy to start the holiday off right.
Ingredients: Italian Dry Salami , Grape Jam, Cherries, Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Red Grapes, Garlic and Herb Boursin, Wensleydale with cranberries, Sharp cheddar, Plain Goat Cheese with Pink Food Coloring, Lindor Chocolate Truffles, Conversation Hearts , Cinnamon Hearts,, Chocolate Hearts

Simple Charcuterie Board

A simple charcuterie board is all that you need for any holiday or event! Filled with all of your favorite things, it will for sure be the star of the show! 
Ingredients: Italian Dry Salami, Double Cream Brie, cubed, English Cheddar, cubed, Soft Cheddar, cubed, Dried Apricot, Strawberries, Grapes, Pomegranate, Blueberries, Pistachios, Baked crackers, Honey, Jam

Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Wake up your family or guests to the world's CUTEST breakfast charcuterie board! Filled with everyone's favorite breakfast indulgences of waffles, pancakes, bagels, fruit, and all the decadent toppings your heart desires.
Ingredients: Mini Pancakes,, Belgian Waffles,, Mini Bagels, White Chocolate Chips, Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips, Cookie Butter, Nutella, Whipped Cream, Maple Syrup, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries

Fruit Charcuterie

You will love the vibrant colors of all your favorite fruits beautifully displayed together on a fruit charcuterie board. Serve this as a perfect side dish or dessert at your next party alongside a creamy fruit dip! 
Ingredients: Pineapple, Green and Red Grapes, Mango, Blueberries, Raspberries, Kiwi, Blackberries, Strawberries, Star Fruit, Kumquat, Pink Dragonfruit, Oranges, Fruit Dip

Veggie Charcuterie Board

Every get-together needs a nutritious veggie charcuterie board full of colorful vegetables beautifully displayed all together. Perfect as an appetizer or side dish, this healthy board of fresh veggies is a hit served with a side of hummus and ranch dressing.
Ingredients: Hummus,, Beet Hummus, Veggie Dip,, Mini Sweet Peppers, Sugar Snap Peas, Radishes, Cherry Tomatoes, Celery, Broccoli, Cucumber, Cauliflower, Rainbow Baby Carrots, Whole Bell Pepper,

Football Charcuterie Board

This football charcuterie board is perfect for any of your game day or tailgate parties! It's packed with all of the perfect finger food that everyone will love and you will be making this over and over during football season! 
Ingredients: Cheese Ball , Pepperoni, Parmesan Cheese, Carrot Sticks, Sliced Cucumber, Celery, Hummus, Ranch Dip, Stone Bread, Crostini Bread, Triscuit triangles, Ruffles Chips, Pretzels, Cheddar Cheese, Salami

Fall Charcuterie Board

This fall charcuterie board is easy to make and is perfect for all of the parties this season! Packed with colorful and delicious food it is sure to be a hit with all of your guests! 
Ingredients: Italian Dry Salami, Peppered Salami, Proscuitto, Cranberry Goat Cheese, Dutch Spicy Kaas, Creamy Toscano Cheese, Beemster Cheese, Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps, Pumpkin Flavored Sandwich Cookies, Pumpkin Spice Batons, Strawberries, Red Globe Grapes, Green Apples, Blueberries, Blackberries, Pumpkin dip

Hocus Pocus Charcuterie Board

A tribute to the Sanderson Sisters, this Hocus Pocus charcuterie board will have all of your guests dying at not only the delicious variety of food but the uncanny resemblance to some of Halloween's most famous witches!
Ingredients: 8 ounce wheels brie, wedges bellavitano merlot cheese, cheese sticks, uncured pepperoni, blackberries, grapes, blueberries, dried Mango, figs, strawberries, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, fall leaf cookies, Halloween Oreos, whole grain crackers, Orange chocolate dipped pretzels, chocolate candy eyeballs, pumpkin gummies, black licorice, pull apart strawberry Twizzlers, Lindor Truffles, Miniature Reeses Cups, Oreos, frosting , Rice Krispie Treats, food coloring, candy eyeballs

Halloween Charcuterie Board

This Halloween charcuterie board is a ghoulish treat for any party! A spooky twist on your classic cheese board, it's filled with fruit, crackers, and meat and sure to be everyone's favorite!
Ingredients: Prosciutto di parma, Italian Dry Salami, Green Olives, Double Cream Brie, Green Goddess Gouda, Blueberry Vanilla Chèvre, Merlot Bellavitano, Smoked Gouda for “Boo”, pesto, apricot jam, honey, Strawberries, Black Grapes, Blackberries, Blueberries, Dried Apricots, Pistachios

Christmas Wreath Charcuterie

This Christmas wreath charcuterie board is the perfect festive touch to any holiday party! It's stunning and delicious!
Ingredients: Italian Dry Salami, Garlic Herb Brie, English Cheddar Cheese, Cranberry Cheese, Cranberry Cinnamon Goat’s Milk Cheese, Strawberries, Grapes, Pomegranate, Cranberries, Blueberries, Pistachios, Candied pecans , Ghiradelli Peppermint Bark Squares, Baked crackers (any kind), Rosemary sprigs

Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

The cutest addition to any holiday party, this Christmas tree charcuterie board is both festive and delicious! It features a delicious mix of salami, prosciutto, cheese, fruits, and nuts, with rosemary sprigs as tree branches! It almost looks too good to eat.
Ingredients: Italian Dry Salame, Prosciutto, Kiwis, Blueberries, Wensleydale with Cranberries, Small Mozzarella Cheese Pearls, Muenster Cheese Slices, Green olives, Almonds, Round Crackers, Pretzel Sticks, Rosemary for garnish

Santa Veggie Tray

Skip the store-bought platters and make this Santa veggie tray instead! It's a healthy and delicious way to add a little extra holiday cheer to all of your Christmas get-togethers.
Ingredients: recipe hummus, red bell pepper, Mozzarella Pearls, head cauliflower florets, cherry tomato, 15 ounce can large black olives, drained, cucumber, small mozzarella pearls, sugar snap peas, crackers of choice, celery stalks

Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board

If you are looking for a Christmas dessert to impress your guests then this charcuterie board is it! Stunning and delicious, this board is full of candy, chocolate, cookies and fruit for the holiday season! 
Ingredients: Pomegranate, Strawberries, Orange cranberry scones, Molasses cookies, Large dark chocolate candy cane pretzels, Waffle cookies, Biscotti cookies, Baton wafer cookies, Chocolate covered peppermint cookies, Christmas tree cookies, Mini present brownies, Gingerbread men, Mint chocolate squares, White chocolate peppermint kisses, Wrapped chocolate balls, Chocolate orange, Mini peppermint meringue, White chocolate peppermint bark, Red chocolate covered cherries, Wrapped Caramels, Chocolate nut clusters, Homemade chocolate sauce 



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