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    The 30 BEST Charcuterie Board / Cheese Board Ideas

    Bold and Drop Dead Gorgeous Stunning… These Charcuterie Boards. They are the latest hot craze to the food scene. Artfully assembled small treats with different colors and textures. They can be the star centerpiece on your table next time planning some get together with your friends and family.

    Don’t get intimidated by the fancy name and looks, they are pretty easy to put together, some of them with absolutely zero cooking involved. We have compiled this list of Best Charcuterie Boards ideas from all over the internet, just for you. Go through all and take an inspiration for all your party needs.

    What is a Charcuterie Board?

    Pronounced as shaar-KOO-tuh-ree, (yes, so fancy), they originated in France. The word “charcuterie” translates to delicatessen, or more specifically “pork butcher shop”. In the French tradition, charcuterie is the art of preparing and assembling cured meats and meat products.

    The idea of charcuterie has become very popular outside of France, and the term has evolved to include a variety of foods besides meat. A charcuterie board is an assortment of meats, cheeses, artisan breads, olives, fruit, and nuts, all artfully arranged on a serving board. All the flavors are meant to compliment each other.

    Over time, these boards become so popular that people started getting real creative with different pairing options and innovative eating themes. They started to come up with elaborate grazing boards that has something for everyone.

    The 30 Best Charcuterie Boards.

    With Charcuterie Boards, you are free to enjoy the company when all the prep work and assembly is done. You don’t need to tend to everybody and they can build their own meal or help themselves. We are giving you some of the best looking cheese boards out there along with delicious dessert boards, brunch boards, some special events like Game Day boards, Mothers Day boards and fun Do-your-own meal kind of boards.

    Go through the list and get inspired for your next get together…

    1. Mediterranean Charcuterie Board (Mezze Platter)

    Lets start these gorgeous Charcuterie Board recipes list with Mediterranean Mezze Platter – a lavish spread that is not just a treat for your taste buds, but a feast for your eyes as well! 

    We will tell you how to make a Mezze Platter that will wow your guests the next time you have a get together…

    Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Charcuterie Board

    2. Ultimate Charcuterie Board 

    Look at this classic Charcuterie Board made with array of fruits and cheeses. It’s accompanied by other tasty treats like a variety of meats, breads, nuts and condiments. This recipe will guide you from choosing what size board to get, to what kind of different cheeses and meats to use, and how to finally assemble it all.

    Get the Recipe @ simplyhomecooked

    3. The Best Charcuterie Board 

    Make a BOLD statement and impress your guest with this beautiful arrangement of small tidbits on one large tray or platter. This will give you a complete guide on how to make a beautiful charcuterie board.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    4. Holiday Cheeseboard

    Give your charcuterie board a festive look this coming Holidays. It’s full of different types of cheeses, figs, nuts and colorful, vibrant pomegranate. This is the MUST appetizer this coming holiday season. Why? It’s the easiest thing you will make for a large crowd with Zero cooking involved. Simply cut the cheeses and assemble it along with crackers and fruits. How easy is that?

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    5. Chocolate Dessert Board

    Planning to serve some dessert to the crowd? How about presenting them with this Chocolate Dessert Board? It’s a sweet twist on classic charcuterie boards. This platter is loaded with cookies, pretzels, fruits, chocolates and hazelnut spread. All sounds divine and yum.

    Get the Recipe @ platingsandpairings

    6. How to Make Charcuterie Board 

    You don’t need fancy equipment to make a gorgeous spread. Just some kind of Board or platter and some knick knacks and tasty tit bits and you can come up with a gorgeous looking display. This post will guide you with a video how to make such beauty happen for your next get together.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    7. Epic Summer Burger Board

    Perfect board to serve to the BIG crowd… This huge Hamburger Board. Don’t fret what to serve to the people. Assemble everything on one large board and make them build their own burgers. So much less mess, hassle and clean up later. AND everyone will get mighty impressed when you present something as epic as this platter. This is a MUST for your next summer get together.

    Get the Recipe @ reluctantentertainer

    8. How to Make Dessert Charcuterie Board 

    This coming holiday, make everybody wow with this dessert charcuterie board. You can make it with whatever dessert treats like candies, cookies, pretzels, Christmas goodies along with some sweets dips. So much fun, art and creativity in this centerpiece.

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcharlatan

    9. Italian Inspired Valentine Board

    You always don’t need to go to some fancy restaurant to woo your Valentine. Make this pretty and impressive Italian inspired dinner board for your beloved and see the smile on their face. You will shine in the creativity with heart shaped pizzas, raviolis and cheese with meatballs, Caprese skewers and bruschetta…

    Don’t forget the bubbly to go along with this romantic board!

    Get the Recipe @ thebakermama

    10. Taco Charcuterie Board 

    Taco tacos… Plenty of tacos. This is your platter if hosting a Mexican themed party. It has pulled shredded chicken and ground beef tacos. both hard shelled and soft varieties, taking care of everyone’s preference.

    Serve them on a giant board and make the guests help themselves. Having meals together like this adds so much fun and laughter to any get together.

    Get the Recipe @ theyummybowl

    11. Chicken Wing Charcuterie Board

    Now this board, save it for the fun, BIG game day party. This is a wing-lovers dream come true. Can you imagine the BIG wow from everyone when you take this to your friends and family? Make a few different types of chicken wings, cut some veggies, and serve along with a few dipping sauces. SUCCESSS!

    Get the Recipe @ lexiscleankitchen

    12. Chocolate Dessert Board

    Yes, another chocolate dessert board for your next Valentine’s or Mother’s day. This one has different kinds of chocolates, dark chocolate hearts, Nutella, berries and much more. This is decadently delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ modernhoney

    13. Waffle Brunch Board

    These brunch boards are perfect not only for weekends, but special days like Mother’s days, holidays and get togethers. You can very easily customize these brunch boards with whatever you have at the moment. Waffles, pancakes, fruits, cheeses, bacon and other meats like salami, sausages and so, so much more.

    Be creative and make a fun meal for everybody to enjoy together.

    Get the Recipe @ lifemadesweeter

    14. Spring Brunch Board

    Full and elaborate boards like these have a little something for everyone’s choice and preference. This spring brunch board has so many to things to graze around, from eggs to crispy bacon to smoked salmon, bagels, naan, cheeses, cherry tomatoes with burrata and roasted baby potatoes and avocados.

    This will be one impressive board for your next get together.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    15. Mother’s Day Brunch Board

    Treat your mom, or any special person, with this Brunch Board. It has all your favorite goodies like waffles, an array of colorful fruits, sausage, mini cinnamon rolls and so much more. Serve it along with refreshing a mimosa and create wonderful memories.

    Get the Recipe @ honeyandbirch

    16. Kids’ Christmas Tree Snack Board

    This Christmas tree snack board is just too cute. It is made with everyday easy tid bits and you will have so much fun building it with your kiddie gang this Christmas!

    Get the Recipe @ thebakermama

    17. Make Your Own Margarita Board

    Now how cool is this… Make your own Margarita Board! These kind of boards where everyone gets to make their own drinks with a variety of different addons to choose from. It’s a very novel ideas and get everybody excited. This board has a variety of tequilas, mixers and garnishes. What a fun, fun way to host your next party.

    Get the Recipe @ thebakermama

    18. Greek Charcuterie Board 

    This Epic Greek Charcuterie Board is loaded with hummus, veggies, dried fruit and nuts, cheese, cured meats, pita bread, and cool Tzatziki sauce! There is a video in the post which will guide you step by step on how to make this Greek night happen for everyone to enjoy.

    Get the Recipe @ reluctantentertainer

    19. Pancake Charcuterie Board 

    This Breakfast board is loaded with everyone’s favorite pancakes along with all the possible toppings and breakfast meats. Turn your regular breakfast a little bit extra special when you serve them all together on one single large board.

    Get the Recipe @ valentinascorner

    20. Salmon Cobb Salad Board

    This healthy and nutritious Salmon Cobb Salad board is very colorful and delicious, full of all the tasty bites. Salmon is seasoned well and baked in the oven and served on the board along with all the staple cobb salad ingredients. Very cool and novel idea for your next get together if you’re looking for unique Charcuterie Board ideas.

    Get the Recipe @ tableanddish

    21. Build Your Own Rice Bowl Board

    Do-it-yourself meals are the way to go if you have a big family get together. They are such a great meal ideas where everyone makes up their own bowl with the things he or she likes. This is a great board for an Asian themed party.

    From grilled teriyaki chicken to sunny side up eggs, edamame, peanuts, and lots of veggies to choose from. You will end up with one delicious, colorful rice bowl in the end..

    Get the Recipe @ thebakermama

    22. Fish Taco Board

    Now who wouldn’t love to build their own fish tacos with all the fixings and toppings from this giant board. Try it for a Mexican themed party or next Cinco de Mayo.

    Get the Recipe @ reluctantrentertainer

    23. Bagel & Smoked Salmon Board

    Bagel and smoked salmon board with plenty of cream cheese and fresh fruits and veggies… That is so fancy and easy at the same time. Great for a Sunday brunch time. There is zero cooking involving and you can do some prep time the previous night..

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    24. New Year Appetizer Meat and Cheese Board

    How about serving this delicious treat of hot and cold tasty bites on New Years Eve? This hearty meat and cheese board looks fancy but its quite easy to put together. Follow all the tips and tricks in this post and create some fun memories ringing in the New Year.

    Get the Recipe @ familyfreshmeals

    25. Gameday Charcuterie Board

    Game day is on with this giant Charcuterie Board. It’s loaded with chicken wings, salty snacks, fresh veggies, and a few sweet treats. This is what your friends and family will dig into cheering in front of the T.V. It’s a perfect mix of sweet and savory treats.

    Get the Recipe @ wanderlustandwellness

    26. Build Your Own BLT Sandwich

    This Build-your-own-BLT Sandwich board has all the classic BLT ingredients, plus so many extra addons. Once you prep this us, there is plenty of time for socializing and entertaining, rather than fixing everybody’s meal.

    With so many yummy addons like sunny side up eggs and grilled shrimp, you can take your standard BLT sandwich to whole new delicious levels.

    Get the Recipe @ thebakermama

    27. Spanish Cheese & Charcuterie Board

    This Board can happen if you have access to a Spanish food specialty store. This one has all special Spanish cheeses and their cured meats. Served it with some nice crusty bread or baguette along with plenty of wine.

    Get the Recipe @ liveloveyummy

    28. Cheese Fondue Board

    WOW your crowd with this Cheese Fondue board. You can make 2-3 different cheese fondues surrounded by lots of accompaniments like fresh bread, crackers, fruits, veggies, spreads, nuts and meats. This one is fit to adorn any Holiday table.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    29. Patriotic Cheeseboard

    Special days needs some special appetizers. This patriotic themed board is just ideal for your 4th of July party. To make this board happen, think red, white and blue ingredients.

    Get the Recipe @ reluctantentertainer

    30. Build Your Own Ice Cream Sundae Board

    How excited everyone will be when you wrap up a meal with this Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae Board. Everyone can choose their own favorite ice cream flavor, toppings and extras to make their own sundae bowl. This post will tell you all the tips and suggestions to make this ice cream board happen for your friends and family.

    Get the Recipe @ thebakermama

    Arent they all awesome and fabulous? Once you find out how to prep and assemble them, you will be the star host or hostess when incorporating some of the ideas from these Charcuterie boards.

    Pin or bookmark this page for all the future get togethers. Go the Charcuterie Way… Make a bold and stunning statement!

    Charcuterie boards.

    The 30 BEST Charcuterie Boards

    Yield: 1 big board
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes

    This gorgeous collection of Charcuterie Boards will wow your guests the next time you are entertaining!


      • meat
      • cheese
      • fruit
      • veggies
      • olives
      • nuts
      • crackers


        1. Choose a recipe that looks tasty. Try something you haven't had before, it's fun to experiment!
        2. Make a shopping list and buy the ingredients.
        3. Create your new favorite Charcuterie Board!


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