How to Create Your Own Charcuterie Board
How to Create Your Own Charcuterie Board

How to Create Your Own Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie boards are the latest trend when it comes to hosting a small group of friends, or wanting an effortless and simple dinner! Building your own charcuterie board can be fun and inspire your creative side while being at home.

What is a Charcuterie board?

A plate of fruit and cheese for a Quinceanera celebration.

Charcuterie is the art of preparing meats that have been cured or smoked. The most common meats are bacon, ham, or salami. Throw in some cheeses, fruits, and crackers and you have yourself a nice, fancy charcuterie board! 

All the ingredients you need are at your local food stores. 

Here are a few ideas on how to make the perfect charcuterie board and make it fancy!

A platter of Gouda cheese, surrounded by a variety of natural foods at a Quinceanera celebration.

Click here to view Toscano Cheese Board!

The Perfect Ingredients

First, choose:


  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Swiss cheese
  • Havarti cheese
  • Gouda cheese
  • Fuego Jack cheese (similar to pepper jack and cheddar cheese together)


  • Bacon
  • Ham
  • Salami
  • Deli turkey breast
  • Pepperoni


  • Baby carrots
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Olives


  • Apple slices
  • Grapes
  • Orange slices


  • Ranch
  • Hummus


  • Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Trail mix
  • M&Ms
  • Nuts

Now that you have all your ingredients, you are ready to put it all together!

Step 1: Grab a wooden board or platter

Step 2: Put ingredients that need to be placed in bowls (dips and fruit)

Step 3: Spread out the cheese around the board in any design

Step 4: Add the meats of choice

Step 5: Add the veggies

Step 6: Add Crackers

Step 7: If you have some space left, fill in with other goodies such as M&Ms or nuts

Quinceanera food board: A wooden cutting board topped with a variety of foods, including a charcuterie board

Click here to view How To Make A Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board!

There are no rules when it comes to creating a charcuterie board! This sweet treat is also perfect to gift your friends on Valentine’s day <3

A Quinceanera-themed charcuterie board and Mexican sweet grazing platter, featuring a table topped with lots of different types of candy

Quinceanera celebration featuring a platter of assorted snacks and fruit, accompanied by glasses of wine

Tag us @quinceañera on Instagram if you create your own charcuterie board!

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