These unique charcuterie board ideas are such beautiful appetizer platter displays of meats, cheeses, fruits, and more. These food board ideas are perfect for your next party!
Charcuterie platters you’ll love
Entertaining season is here! We love to gather with family and friends, especially around the holiday season, and serving up the best foods and appetizers is a must.
Charcuterie boards are a fun and tasty way to entertain guests. They are made up of cured meats and cheeses paired with vegetables, fruits, nuts, jams, chocolate, and other various snacks and accompaniments.
How do you make a charcuterie board interesting?
So, how do you make an appetizer platter unique? Although many boards have similar ingredients, we believe it’s all in the charcuterie board theme and design. Try making your own charcuterie board with these unique ideas.
From simple charcuterie boards to some that are more detailed, this list will give you all of the inspiration you need to teach you how to make a charcuterie board that is both beautiful and crowd-pleasing!
What to put on a charcuterie board
You can put together your own gourmet charcuterie board for your next party. Head to the store and get ready to make your own party finger food tray. Here is a list of common charcuterie board ingredients:
- cured meats – charcuterie board meats can include salami, prosciutto, pancetta, pepperoni, ham, summer sausage, etc.
- cheeses – parmesan, gouda, cheddar, pepper jack, brie, goat, havarti, gruyere, blue cheese, manchego, etc.
- fresh and dried fruits – small fruits work, like berries, grapes, figs, dried cranberries, and other small, non-browning fruits
- vegetables – use small veggies, such as mini carrots, sliced cucumber, olives, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, etc.
- nuts & crackers – almonds, cashews, pecans, various crackers, small crostini, and even chips
- dips & spreads – honey, jam, mustard, hummus, guacamole, ranch
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23 Unique Charcuterie Board Ideas for Your Next Party
Whether you are celebrating a birthday, having a family gathering for the holiday season, or if you are bringing a homemade party platter to an event, these DIY charcuterie board ideas are perfect for your next party.
Everyday charcuterie boards for parties
Mediterranean charcuterie board recipe – 15 minutes is all you need to make this impressive Mediterranean Charcuterie board by Little Ferraro Kitchen! The perfect addition for fun get togethers that is full of all your favorite mezze including stuffed grape leaves, an assortment of dips, briny olives, and fried halloumi cheese.
Vegetarian charcuterie board idea – Hungry Healthy Happy has created a loaded and delicious vegetarian charcuterie platter packed with plenty of healthy veggies, crackers, cheeses, and dips.
Gluten-free charcuterie board – This appetizer charcuterie board is made for those who are gluten-free. Gluten Free Tranquility shows you what ingredients you need for your appetizer board and how to arrange it!
Smoked salmon grazing board – Try making this unique charcuterie board idea with smoked salmon. Wholly Tasteful shows you how to put it together with capers, dill, red onions, cheeses, and other wonderful accompaniments.
Charcuterie meat flowers – Learn how to create flowers with your charcuterie board meats from Savory Experiments!
Themed charcuterie boards
Italian-themed appetizer board – This new take on a charcuterie board by Modern Honey uses Italian meats, cheeses, vegetables, and sauces that are popular in Italy. Choose from parmesan cheese, basil, bruschetta, and more favorites!
Mac and cheese charcuterie board – A Grill for All Seasons created this macaroni and cheese charcuterie board with all of the fixings to make your own custom mac & cheese. This is definitely a unique appetizer board idea!
Gourmet burger board – This hamburger board by Kiwi and Carrot is complete with all of the fixings and a great way to allow guests to make their own burgers!
Easy summer charcuterie board – This beautiful and vibrant appetizer board made by Maplevine Kitchen features summer fruits and flavors arranged in a lovely design.
Red, white, and blue 4th of July charcuterie board – This fun appetizer platter is made up of red, white, and blue foods for a fun July 4th unique charcuterie board idea! Learn how to make it over at Plant Based on a Budget.
A meaty CharDUDErie board – This meat-heavy board was inspired by football Sundays and is packed with interesting charcuterie board items, such as chicken wings, pretzel bites, little weenies, spicy beer cheese, and more. Get the recipe from Cuss Kitchen.
Bloody Mary-themed charcuterie platter – We love this idea of a board to make your own custom Bloody Marys! Amanda’s Cookin’ uses shrimp, bacon, olives, and other ingredients to allow guests to create the best Bloody Mary cocktail.
English tea-themed platter – Have your tea and your crumpets, too, with this fun charcuterie board theme! This idea by Ashley at Simply Designing has everything you need for your tea party, as well as little cookies, pastries, marmalade, lemon curd, and even mini sandwiches.
Ultimate taco board – Healthy Family Project shows you how to put together this loaded taco board, full of taco meat, shredded cheese, and all of the taco toppings your palette desires!
Festive boards for the fall
Halloween-themed charcuterie board – Make a spooky yet fun Halloween charcuterie board with this unique snack board idea from A Full Living.
Fall appetizer platter – Cafe Sazon Y Vida created this fall board, complete with mini pumpkins, dried fall fruits, and other fall flavors.
Charcuterie board idea for Thanksgiving – This Thanksgiving board is such a wonderful way to welcome guests and serve an assortment of finger foods before the big feast! Get the recipe here from Dinner at the Zoo.
Elegant fall charcuterie board – If you love figs, pickles, and other fall delights, you will love this elegant fall unique charcuterie board by Homebody Eats!
Turkey charcuterie board idea – Urban Bliss Life has created this lovely turkey appetizer board that is perfect for your Thanksgiving table!
Rise and shine with these breakfast charcuterie boards
Waffles charcuterie board – Make this unique charcuterie board idea with waffles! My Chef’s Apron adds all of the fixings and toppings for a delicious morning treat.
Everything bagel charcuterie board recipe – 3 Boys and a Dog created this platter inspired by the everything bagel. What a wonderful idea for hosting a brunch!
European-style breakfast board – This lovely charcuterie board for breakfast by Foxes Love Lemons features European-style cured meats and cheeses with eggs, bacon, and toast. It’s like a cheese board with breakfast combined!
Pancake breakfast board – Enjoy this lovely pancakes breakfast charcuterie board from Wow, It’s Veggie. I love all of the fruits surrounding the outside of the board, so colorful and healthy!
What are your favorite appetizer platter ideas?
For your next gathering with family and friends, plan to make a unique charcuterie board. With so many ideas and different ingredients to try, we hope you enjoy these fun charcuterie ideas and serve them at your next event.
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