30 of the Best Charcuterie Board Ideas

Charcuterie boards are all the rage these days with parties and gatherings or even just for fun at home with family! I often make a fun kid-friendly charcuterie for my kids for lunch and they love it! However, if you’re looking for something a little fancier than chicken nuggets and cheese bites, check out this amazing list of the best charcuterie ideas!

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3. Best Charcuterie Boards

What Exactly are Charcuterie Boards?

Charcuterie comes from the French word chair for meat and cuit for cooked. Put together these two French words and you get cooked meat, which is exactly what charcuterie is. Charcuterie boards feature a selection of meats surrounded by other tasty treats chosen to accompany and enhance the meats such as nuts, fruits, dips, crackers, and cheese.

The difference between a charcuterie board and a cheese board is the meats are the highlight of the board, whereas a cheese board would highlight the cheese and have additional items to enhance the selection of cheese.

However, for most people, charcuterie and cheese board have become interchangeable! Charcuterie just sounds so much fancier!

30 of the Best Charcuterie Board Ideas

Do I need an Charcuterie Board specifically?

No you don’t necessarily need a charcuterie board to make one! Use any large serving platter you have to make a nice charcuterie board! Add some tiny bowls and pile your items on!

However, if you want to purchase one there are a couple of options! Etsy has a great selection of charcuterie boards and accessories!

Amazon also have a nice selection of charcuterie boards and accessories!

The one pictured below I actually purchased from a local wood worker and the little bowls were from Amazon!

Best Charcuterie Boards

Everyday Charcuterie Boards

Charcuterie boards are a great everyday snack, meal, or addition to your next gathering!

Christmas & Winter Charcuterie Boards

Check out these festive and fun Christmas charcuterie boards! And a few simply for the winter season!

Charcuterie Boards Perfect for Fall

Whether is a Fall Festival, Thanksgiving, or Halloween, a charcuterie board is a perfect appetizer for your gathering!

Spring & Summer Charcuterie Boards

Grab a glass of your favorite wine and create a beautiful summer charcuterie board for poolside, at the lake, or at your backyard barbeque!

Kid Friendly

I love making Charcuterie boards for my kids for lunch and dinner! Try these kid-friendly charcuterie boards and keep it simple!

Dessert Charcuterie Boards

Who says you can't have sweets on a charcuterie board? I love the idea of these dessert-themed charcuterie boards!

Breakfast Charcuterie Boards

Why stop at appetizers, desserts, and holidays? Serve breakfast on a charcuterie board and your kids and family will love you!

30 of the Best Charcuterie Board Ideas


Do you like making charcuterie? What’s your favorite theme or item to have on your board?

Looking for a great drink to go with your Charcuterie? Check out my Basic Wine Sangria Recipe or this collection of the best wine cocktails!

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14 thoughts on “30 of the Best Charcuterie Board Ideas”

  1. Charcuterie boards are fairly new to me. I learn about them by reading other blogs. These are some great food board ideas. They seem perfect for a party or family get-together. Thanks for sharing.

  2. These charcuterie boards are amazing. I’m so inspired for putting one together for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Not all of mine look pretty either! Especially when I have littles helping! But charcuterie doesn’t have to be pretty to be delicious! 🙂

  3. These are absolutely great ideas, we a charcuterie board lovers though never though of a breakfast one… but will be trying it this Christmas thank you…

  4. I’m veggie so the meat ones aren’t for me, but I love the dessert boards! The breakfast grazing board and Christmas themed desserts look delicious x

  5. I love these boards! And I always wanted to try to make a such board for a family party. I`ll try to do it this Christmas. Thank you for inspiration!

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