Epic charcuterie board ideas. You’ll love this simple to make meat, cheese, bread, fruit, vegetables and nuts appetizer. It’s an amazing no bake recipe for a huge wow factor!
Epic Charcuterie Board
Last year, I was in Sonoma with some of my food blogging friends. We had a blast working together to make this amazing charcuterie board!
When you’re on a girl trip, especially in California wine country like we were, this is such an easy appetizer, dinner and not to mention fun party idea. Setting up a charcuterie board takes very little thought and looks absolutely incredible!
After a day of wine tasting and shopping, we were definitely not in the mood to cook dinner. Funny to think about not cooking when you’re in a house full of amazing food bloggers right? Well, we cook and bake everyday for our blogs. You can’t blame us for wanting a break right? ha!
I was looking through old photos and found the house we stayed in. Isn’t this the most gorgeous home? I sure wish we were back there right now. See more photos of our fun girls trip –> here.
How To Make An AMAZING Charcuterie Board
If you want to throw a simple dinner party, don’t worry about spending a lot of time buying all of the food. Ask friends to bring something to add to your epic charcuterie board. Designate each guest with a certain type of food.
What you’ll need for a Charcuterie Board:
- Meats such as pepperoni, salami and other dried meats you can leave out on a table for a while.
- Dips (try my Dill Pickle Dip or Homemade Tzatziki Recipe)
Decor for your table:
Don’t forget fresh herbs for decorations. We had some parsley, mint and rosemary that looked and smelled amazing on our table.
You’ll also want cutting boards, small bowls or dishes and a few pretty platters to add some dimension and height.
Charcuterie Table Prep
Before guests arrive, you’ll want to have a large table or kitchen counter ready for the food. Cover an area with a large sheet of kraft paper. Now you’re ready to pile it high with your bread, crackers, meats, fruits, nuts, dips and cheeses.
This is so easy and will make an amazing party presentation!
There is no right or wrong way to display your food. I do recommend starting with the largest items like a cutting board with a loaf of bread. Add the largest items first, then work your way around those items filling in the space on the table.
You can watch us make this Epic Charcuterie Board in the time lapse video on this page. It was so fun!
We had a blast working together to make this amazing charcuterie board!
Add Holiday Treats to Your Board
More Easy Recipes for a Holiday Themed Charcuterie Board:
- Turkey Vegetable Tray
- American Flag Vegetable Tray
- Pine Cone Cheese Ball with Almonds
- Scarecrow Veggie Tray and Vegetable Dip Recipe
- Mickey & Minnie Mouse Christmas Cookies
- Santa Cheese Ball
Witch’s Night out
Check out the Witch’s Night Out Halloween Party where we snacked on this charcuterie board. I think this is one of the most fun party tables I’ve set up in a long time.
Epic Charcuterie Board
- 6 cups Savory Crackers
- 2 loafs French Bread
- 6 cups Various Cheeses - Brie, Blue, Gouda, Swiss, Cheddar, etc.
- 2 cup Pepperoni
- 2 cup Salami
- 1 cup Celery
- 1 cup Carrots
- 1 cup Broccoli
- 2 Oranges
- 2 Limes
- 1 cup Apples
- 1 cup Grapes
- 1 cup Raspberries
- 1 cup Blackberries
- 1 cup Olives
- 1 cup Pickels
- 1 cup Grape tomatoes
- 1 cup Almonds
- 1 cup Peanuts
- 2 cups Hummus
- Cookies - optional
- Fresh Herbs - for styling
- Cover a table or counter top with a large sheet of kraft paper. Now you’re ready to pile it high with your bread, crackers, meats, fruits, nuts, dips and cheeses.
- Add the largest food items first, then work your way around those items filling in the space on the table.