How to Make the Perfect Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie board with meats, cheeses, honey, nuts, a wooden bowl of pomegranates, olives, grapes, pickles, crackers, on a marble board

Put together an easy charcuterie board that your guests will love!


  • 16 ounces cured meats such as salami, prosciutto, or Spanish chorizo (pick 2-3)
  • 2 pounds cheese such as brie, burrata, manchego, blue cheese, gouda, and cheddar (pick 2-3)
  • 1 pound fresh fruit such as grapes, pomegranates, berries, or pears
  • 2 boxes of crackers of choice
  • 1 cup nuts – marcona almonds, roasted, spiced, or glazed nuts all work
  • Extras – choose from preserves, honey, olives, cornichons, dried fruit, or roasted red peppers


  1. Place large bowls of condiments or fruit and wedges of cheese on the board.
  2. Place the sliced meat and cheese and any fruit on the board.
  3. Next, add the crackers. If you are running out of room on the board, you can always serve your crackers on a separate plate!
  4. Finally, fill in any gaps in the board with your extras, such as nuts, olives, and small bowls of honey and jam. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to one day before serving.

Keywords: charcuterie, meat and cheese, appetizer