The Charcuterie Platter
First, choose a board, tray, or platter to be your foundation. Wood and marble are popular charcuterie board material choices because they are sturdy and beautiful. The shape is simply a matter of preference, though you should take the elements of your board into account when making your selections. For example, a rectangular board may better accommodate long, leafy vegetable stems or cheese wedges than a square-shape one. We designed this rectangular 20×12-inch board to feed about 10 people. Bear in mind: The larger the board, the more money you’ll spend to fill it up. If you want to keep your budget in check, fill large boards out with more produce or opt for a smaller one.