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A charcuterie board filled with meats, cheeses, crackers, fruit and nuts.

Charcuterie Board

A complete guide on how to put together the best charcuterie board, with a selection of meats, cheeses, crackers, fruit, veggies and other snack foods. The ultimate party appetizer that always gets rave reviews!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 292kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 1/2 pounds assorted cured meats such as salami, pate, prosciutto, pepperoni and coppa
  • 1 pound cheese cubes or as a whole wedge
  • 1 cup olives
  • 1 cup vegetables raw, grilled or pickled
  • 1 cup fruit fresh or dried
  • 12 ounces assorted bread baguette slices, breadsticks, crackers
  • 3/4 cup nuts
  • fresh herbs for garnish
  • sauces such as preserves or dips optional


  • Arrange all the ingredients on a large board or platter. If you're using sauces, place them in small bowls. Garnish with fresh herbs, then serve.
  • If you want to make this platter in advance, assemble everything on the board except the bread products and fresh herbs. Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Remove from the refrigerator, uncover, and add bread and herbs. Let stand for 15 minutes, then serve.



Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1503IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 347mg | Iron: 1mg