What to Put on a Charcuterie Board
To make the best Cheeseboard, focus on 3 things: variety, taste, texture. Variety makes a great board – add items that are sweet, salty, crunchy, fatty, savory, carb-rich, pickled and brined. See the full list of items and quantities that we used in the print-friendly recipe below.
- Cheeses. Arrange them around the board. Pre-slice hard cheeses and cut a few wedges into the brie.
- Meats. Fold them in a variety of patterns. Watch the video to see how to fold meat for a cheeseboard.
- Pickled Items. Add items that require a dish so you can gauge your space.
- Condiments and Spreads. Place condiments near cheeses that pair well. (i.e. honey next to brie). Keep condiments in jars and ramekins.
- Fresh Fruit. Cut grapes into small portions and pre-slice apples, rinse, and pat dry berries. Arrange fruit with cheeses they pair well with (see notes below).
- Nuts and Extras. Place pecans or walnuts and pistachios next to brie or soft cheeses. Also add chocolate squares.
- Arrange crackers and toasts in remaining spaces or serve them in a separate platter