Charcuterie Board Making 101

  • Author: Midwest Foodie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5-50 servings
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Cold
  • Cuisine: American


The easiest appetizer you’ve ever made! Simple tips on how to pick the best meats and cheeses for your charcuterie board!


  • soft cheese
  • firm cheese
  • aged cheese
  • crumbly/blue cheese
  • salami
  • proscuitto
  • deli sliced ham
  • crackers
  • sliced French baguette
  • pickles
  • sliced apples
  • Dijon mustard
  • roasted pecans
  • pitted olives
  • literally whatever you want


  1. Find a large cutting board or serving platter. Place your accompaniments (pickles, fruit, nuts) in small serving dishes. Start by arranging those on your platter.
  2. Slice cheese and meats into bite size pieces and arrange them randomly on your platter.
  3. Add sliced bread and crackers to the platter.
  4. Pour yourself and your guests a glass of wine and head for the patio to enjoy this delicious appetizer!


When selecting your meats and cheeses, plan on about 3-5 ounces of meat/cheese per person, depending on whether this is an appetizer or main course.

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