How To Make a Charcuterie Board

How To Make A Charcuterie Board


How To Make a Charcuterie Board….my personal go-to favorites are Manchego, marcona almonds, Spanish olives and chorizo sausage with a crunchy French baguette paired with a white pinot grigio.  there’s nothing better on the whole planet in my opinion.  I love Whole Foods for all my cheese board needs!    I’ve included a printable shopping list at the bottom of this post for your convenience:) You can also order all these items on Amazon via Whole Foods!

Get a Charcuterie Board that can Serve the Whole Family 

Bamboo Cheese Board and Knife Set
Bamboo Cheese Board and Knife Set

Upgrade your cutting board 

Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board
Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board


A solid wooden or slate board. I personally like dark wood pizza paddles

Best Meats for Charcuterie Board

Salty Meats! Prosciutto, salami, sopressata, chorizo, smithfield country ham or mortadella

Best Cheese for Charcuterie Board

Cheese!  My personal favorites are Midnight Moon, Bella Vittano, Herbed Goat Cheese.  I love incorporating goat and sheep’s milk cheese, and I actually prefer them over cow’s milk cheeses.

Be sure to include a soft, semi-soft, semi-hard, and a hard cheese.

Examples here:

Soft: burrata, mozzarella, brie, humboldt fog
Semi-Soft: stilton, roquefort, Gorgonzola, Fontina
Semi-Hard: manchego, Swiss, provolone, comte
Hard: cheddar, parmesan, pecorino, Asiago

Charcuterie Board Bread and Best Cracker for Charcuterie Board

Bread/Crackers: crunchy French baguette, ciabatta, bread sticks, herbed crostini, multigrain crackers, water crackers, parmesan crisps. They have an amazing ciabatta crostino at Whole Foods, it’s my favorite!

Best For Charcuterie Board

Fresh fruits: raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, oranges, tangerines, pear, grapes, pomegranate

Sweet and Salty Charcuterie Board

Salty Acidic Items:  think olives, cornichon pickles, olive tapenade, bleu cheese stuffed olives, marinated mushrooms, artichokes (also found at the olive bar at Whole Foods)

Best Dried Fruit for Charcuterie Board

Dried fruits: apricots, figs

Best Nuts for Charcuterie Board

Nuts: almonds, marcona almonds, cashews Spreads: apricot spread, chutney, fresh wild local honey, tapenade, fig jam, pepper jelly

Garnish for Charcuterie Board

Garnish: rosemary, basil, thyme

And don’t forget the wine!!!!  I’m a member of California Wine Club and get wine shipped to my house every month!  That way I always have a fresh set of new wines to try with my boards!

How to Make a Charcuterie Board

How To Make a Charcuterie Board | Free Printable Shopping List


  • marcona almonds
  • french baguette
  • fig jam
  • brie
  • herbed goat cheese
  • manchengo
  • smoked gouda
  • midnight moon
  • bella viattano
  • water crackers
  • bread sticks
  • olive tapenade
  • salami
  • proscuitto
  • grapes
  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • oranges
  • wild local honey
  • cornichons
  • pinot grigio
  • pinot noir
  • cabernet
  • merlot
  • red blend
  • chardonnay
  • rose
  • champagne
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

How much does it cost to make a charcuterie board?

If you follow my recipe, you will need to spend approximately $150 on a charcuterie board. Print out the ingredients and assemble to make a charcuterie board quickly. 

How to make a dessert charcuterie board?

A very short recipe of a dessert charcuterie recipe is here. 

Ingredients for Christmas dessert charcuterie board

  • Candy
  • Cookies
  • Popcorn and Pretzels
  • Chocolate Covered Fruit
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Dried Fruit, Candied Fruit, and Dehydrated Fruit
  • Nuts and Brittle
  • Chocolate or Caramel Dip
  • Cheese

4 Steps for Making Delicious Dessert Charcuterie Boards

  • Get a variety of every ingredient you will put on your charcuterie board dessert
  • Use small bowls for dips and first arrange the dip bowls on charcuterie dessert board
  • Arrange the larger cookies and candies around dip bowls on holiday dessert charcuterie board
  • Now put small candies and small items in the gaps and empty spaces available on simple dessert charcuterie board, you can stack small items if you run out of space

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How To Make A Charcuterie Board

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This how to make a charcuterie board on a budget page was last updated on December 04, 2022.

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