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Charcuterie Board Recipe Ideas

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  • Author: Carlos Leo
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Let’s put together a charcuterie board! Dried-cured meats and specialty cheeses are complemented by Dijon mustard, jams, chutney, olives and other fruits, for a combination hard to forget. We will give you the best charcuterie board ideas to impress your guests.

Remember each board is unique so you literally can't get it wrong, and there's nothing wrong with leftovers. The quantities below are for 12 people.

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Units Scale

Dried-Cured Meats:

  • 5 oz Uncured Calabrese
  • 5 oz Prosciutto
  • 5 oz Uncured Capocollo
  • 5 oz Spicy Salami with Fennel Seeds


  • 8 oz Brie Cheese
  • 8 oz Blue Cheese
  • 8 oz Manchego Cheese
  • 8 oz Bocconcini (Small Mozzarella Cheese Balls)


  • 1 jar Dijon Mustard
  • 1 jar Chutney
  • 1 jar Honey
  • 1 jar Jam or Preserves


  • 1.5 cups Grapes
  • 6 fresh cut Figs
  • 1.5 cups Olives (assorted types)
  • 2 sliced Apples
  • 1.5 cups Cherries
  • 2 sliced Pears
  • 1.5 cups Blackberries
  • 1.5 cups Strawberries
  • 1.5 cups Cherry Tomatoes


  • 1 cup Almonds
  • 1 cup Walnuts
  • 1 cup Pecans
  • 1 cup Pistachios

Bread Slices and Crackers:

  • 24+ Bread Slices (baguette, ciabatta, etc.)
  • 2 boxes Crackers (assorted types)

NOTE: You can purchase high quality spreads, olives, honey, and more from our previous product suppliers using our 10% off discount code.


  1. Place a large serving board on the table, or create a tiered form if you are using more than one board.
  2. Arrange the sliced cured meats and cheeses. I recommend slicing the hard cheeses, and crumbling some of the blue cheese. 
  3. Add a jar of chutney or fruit preserves next to the cheeses, and the dijon mustard next to the meats, and any other spreads close by.
  4. Situate small bowls on and outside of the board and fill with olives, honey, nuts, and any other small items.
  5. Fill in blank spots around the board with the remaining fruits and crackers.
  6. Add a small glass with toothpicks, appetizer forks, and spreaders, and an empty bowl for your guests to throw away pits or any other food waste.


Nutritional information and quantities of ingredients are approximate, and designed to make sure you have enough for everyone. 

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Arranging
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean
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