How to Make the Perfect Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie boards are a super fun way to serve light snacks at your next dinner party. I really enjoy the opportunity to mix a variety of different foods and flavors. And it looks stunning!

Here are six great charcuterie board ideas to help you build your own and wow even the pickiest snacker:

1. Select Your Cheese

Start your charcuterie board with a variety of cheeses | Bob’s Discount Furniture
Try a variety of different cheese to mix up the flavors.

I recommend selecting multiple styles of cheese for different flavors. I like to include a soft style like Brie, an aged variety–think cheddar or Gruyère, goat cheese, and a blue or gorgonzola. All of these cheeses work well.

2.  Add a Variety of Meats

Add a variety of meats to your charcuterie board | Bob’s Discount Furniture
I like to add pepperoni, salami and prosciutto to my charcuterie board.

Next, add some meat to your charcuterie board. Choose several styles for different tastes and cheese pairings like pepperoni, salami, and prosciutto.

3. Introduce Some Color with Fruit

Use a mix of fresh and dried fruit on your charcuterie board | Bob’s Discount Furniture
Try a mix of fresh and dried fruit.

To add a little color, there’s no better charcuterie idea than adding something healthy. Try using a combination of fresh and dried fruit. Think grapes, apricots, figs, and apples.

 4. Get a Little Nutty

Try a variety of salty walnuts, candied pecans and spicy almonds on your charcuterie board | Bob's Discount Furniture
Candied pecans are my favorite!

Find a fun flavor combination like sweet and salty walnuts, candied pecans, or spicy almonds.

5. Pass the Preserves

Add a variety of preserves to your charcuterie board | Bob’s Discount Furniture
Add a variety of preserves to your charcuterie board .

Sun-dried tomatoes, fruit preserves, and honey are unique additions to the traditional cheese and cracker plate. Adding a variety of preserves to your charcuterie board is a great way to mix in different flavors. I really love the taste of local honey!

6. Add the Finishing Touch

Don’t forget to add a garnish to your charcuterie board | Bob’s Discount Furniture
Don’t forget to add a garnish to your charcuterie board.

You’re almost done! The last items to add are garnishes. I really enjoy olives, cornichons (fancy name for tiny pickles!), and fresh herbs. These all make a great final touch on any charcuterie board.

Share your Charcuterie Board

I’d love to see how you’ve built your board and if you came up with any of your own charcuterie board ideas. Snap a pic, share it on social, and tag me @mybobs for a chance to be featured in my feed.

 ‘Till next time. Happy snacking!

About the author / Bob

I consider myself the luckiest spokespuppet ever because I get to talk about the thing I love the most everyday – furniture! Tufted headboards, rustic finishes, the difference between a sofa and a couch (yes, there is a difference)… I could go on and on. Oh, I just love furniture and I’m SO excited that I have this blog to share my passion with you! It may take me a little longer to create posts – have you ever tried typing with clay hands – but I look forward to talking furniture with you!

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