A spin on charcuterie, enjoy these Cheesy Focaccia Charcuterie Sliders with cheese and meats and tapenade. Serve with your favorite antipasti salad!

charcuterie sliders

Friends, here are some delicious bites when you’re looking for something new to serve to your friends, Cheesy Focaccia Charcuterie Sliders. Learn how to make a charcuterie board, that you could serve these sliders on, too!

Cheesy Focaccia Charcuterie Sliders

Think charcuterie, and add your favorite cheese to your favorite bread! And then who would you invite over to share these little bites with? [wink-wink]

taking a bite of Charcuterie Sliders

Charcuterie Slider ingredients

All you need are these ingredients:

  • Focaccia bread
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Brie cheese
  • Prosciutto
  • Salami
  • Tapenade

You can serve these on a charcuterie platter, or as a main dish.

round plate of Cheesy Focaccia Charcuterie Sliders

What should be on a charcuterie platter?

Add meats and cheeses, placing larger items like sliced meats and blocks or slices of cheese on the board first. Add crackers and/or bread next. Learn more about charcuterie versus prosciutto.

Place all jams, preserves, mustards, or dips into small bowls or shallow dishes and place on the board.

What should be on a charcuterie slider?

Meat, cheese, olives or tapenade, and then of course you can add tomatoes—and more meat and cheese! Easy!

Also, I love charcuterie sliders when I use up a leftover characterie board. You can also use leftovers and make this Pull-Apart Charcuterie Bread.

Charcuterie Sliders with cheese

What is tapenade?

Tapenade is a spread, condiment and ingredient consisting of puréed or finely chopped olives, capers, and anchovies. Stay tuned for a unique recipe coming up on RE!

And what’s your favorite kind of bread? Dinner rolls, French rolls, Hawaiian dinner rolls, Focaccia bread?

What’s the difference between antipasto and charcuterie?

That’s a good question. The antipasto platter is pretty much the same as a charcuterie platter. Both involve dry, cured meats and garnishes. The main difference between antipasto and charcuterie, is that the charcuterie doesn’t typically have cheese. 

delicious Cheesy Focaccia Sliders

Thoughts on this last year

Friends, it’s been a year since we counted the rolls of toilet paper in the closet (or on the board), stocked up on rice and beans, bought the stores out of hand sanitizer, closed our doors. So much has changed in a year.

I’m actually so proud of so many of you (and us) for making moments count, even when we were afraid and didn’t know what the future held. Think of it: Life is still like this today. For me, knowing that I couldn’t see my son, who lives out of the country, made my mama heart very sad. [This pic below was taken March 2020.]

Costco toilet paper on the big board

Thank goodness for family FaceTime moments, and a lot of sharing pictures and messages through texting!

And any travel we had planned?

Will any of us, ever, become quite so attached to any hope or itinerary again? Probably not. Which reminds me of this quote that I love.

“We live the given life, not the planned.” –Wendell Berry

We live quieter now and more watchful. Life is slower and time is more precious. Relationships are more important than ever, and I believe this last year has changed us all.

So here’s to toilet paper, learning what it means to be fully present, and even in painful moments, letting gratitude fill our hearts with JOY that overflows to those around us.

Time to start sharing some appetizer bites with our neighbors and friends!

More charcuterie recipes:

Epic Charcuterie Board

Best Charcuterie Boards to Buy

Epic Sandwich Charcuterie Board

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Cheesy Focaccia Charcuterie Sliders

Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz loaf focaccia, sliced horizontally
  • 1 ½ c shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 oz Brie, thinly sliced into about 6 pieces
  • 3-4 sheets of prosciutto
  • 12 slices salami
  • 2/3 c tapenade

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a tray or baking dish with foil large enough to wrap the focaccia. Spray lightly with cooking spray and set aside
  • Open your focaccia so the top and bottom are separated. Divide the mozzarella cheese in half and spread onto both halves of the bread. Next, spread the tapenade into a single layer onto both halves. Place the Brie slices onto the top half, then layer the prosciutto on one side and the salami on the other.
  • Stack the focaccia slices together to make a large sandwich, then place it onto the foil and wrap completely—use another piece of foil if necessary. Bake for 25-28 minutes, or until cheese is melted and the bottom of the bread is slightly crisp.
  • Allow the sandwich to cool slightly before cutting into 6 squares and serving warm.
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Cheesy Focaccia Charcuterie Sliders

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