What is a charcuterie board? This Epic Charcuterie Board is filled with cured meats, cheeses, veggies, nuts, olives, dried fruits, crackers, and more! Watch the VIDEO below!

How to Make an Epic Charcuterie Board

Friends, everyone asks, what is a charcutier board? Whether for dinner for the family, or an appetizer for a party, we are all about “charcuteries” here on RE! 

For the BIG BOARD … read below for all the details. And you may want to try this Epic Baked Potato Dinner Board, or this Easy Taco Recipe Dinner Board, or EPIC Chili Dinner Board for Game Day!

What is typically on a charcuterie plate?

Watch the video below on how to assemble this delicious treat for your guests, and to see what is typically on a charcuterie plate. Essentially, charcuterie means cured meats (or the process of curing). 

How to Make an Epic Charcuterie Board

What goes on a Charcuterie Board?

But first, we hosted several parties over the holidays, and today I’m showing you How to Make an Epic Charcuterie Board! (A smaller version, visit my Meat, Cheese and Olive Charcuterie Board recipe.)

These foods typically go on a charcuterie board:

  • Cured meats
  • Cheese
  • Olives
  • Nuts
  • Dried Fruit
  • Crackers or baguette bread
  • Jelly or jam

How to Make an Epic Charcuterie Board

Take a giant board (if not food-friendly, layer with parchment paper:) You can also season your board with mineral oil and beeswax, if not food-safe. Research this yourself and decide what method is best for you.

28-inch Charcuterie Board

Friends, here are the boards that I LOVE. A “lip” is the secret to the best charcuterie or dinner board, because the food does not fall off.

Here are the LINKS:

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray, Large – 28.5 inches round. Buy >> HERE (affiliate link) 

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 24 inches round. Buy >> HERE (affiliate link)

MEDIUM Hand-Carved Vine Round Tray (white washed) – 20 inches round. Buy >> HERE (affiliate link)

SMALL Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 18-inches round. Buy >> HERE (affiliate link)

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Rememember it says it is “not food safe,” so you need to prepare the board by either laying down parchment paper under the food, or you can “season” it like we did.

Here are a few other options:

Courtland Wooden Lazy Susan – 18-inch round. Buy >> HERE (affiliate link)

LAZY SUSAN is a board that spins. It does NOT have a lip, but it’s cool for the center of the table.

Here’s an 18-inch wine barrel wood board or a 24-inch hammered large round tray or a 26-inch stainless steel serving platter that you may also like! Check out the weight on these boards.

How to season a Charcuterie Board

If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.

We used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.

Or, lay down parchment paper! Easy peasy!

Epic Charcuterie Board ingredients

How to arrange a charcuterie board

Set on it with 3-4 small bowls of olive oil; add the dipping spices!

Fill in the spaces with meats, cheeses, vegetables, crackers, figs, olives, and nuts.

Don’t forget the diffent flavors of bruschetta.

Baguette slices and crostini crackers!

How to Make the BEST Epic Charcuterie Board

Christmas was magical for our family. First of all, the best gift is being together.

The next best gift is making new memories. And sometimes throwing in a tradition or two.

One thing we did the week of Christmas was take the kids to see the movie, Wonder. It’s a must-see movie for everyone, all ages!

We went to church and loved the message that our Pastor Pete gave. I took away this beautiful quote from CK Chesterton:

“Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home.” ― G.K. Chesterton

How to Make an Epic Charcuterie Board

Then after much delicious foods and movies and naps …

Laughter, gifts, and family walks.

We enjoyed the quiet and beauty of snow, ending with a gorgeous sunset.

How to Make an Epic Charcuterie Board

For New Year’s, this Epic Charcuterie Board will mean you are making the best appetizer for your guests or party this year!

Cheers!

EASY Epic Charcuterie Board

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How to Make an Epic Charcuterie Board

Ingredients

  • 1 jar Italian Olive Bruschetta
  • 1 jar Italian Roasted Pepper Bruschett
  • 1 jar Italian Garden Vegetable Bruschetta
  • Red Wine Salami, sliced
  • Black Pepper Dry Cured Sausage, sliced
  • Italian Herb Dry Cured Sausage, sliced
  • Sweet Casalingo Dry Cured Sausage, sliced
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Soft cheese
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for dipping
  • Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Seasoning Spices
  • Garlic Pepper & Tomato Seasoning Spices
  • Crostini Original (bread or crackers)
  • Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Seasoning Spices
  • Rosemary & Garlic Seasoning Spices
  • Baguette Bread
  • Veggies and miscellaneous crackers
  • Figs, sliced
  • Almonds
  • Olives

Instructions

  • Prepare board with parchment paper if not food safe. You can also use beeswax and mineral oil to season the board.
  • Slice meats, and place on the board with cheeses.
  • Wash and dry fruits and vegetables; thinly slice.
  • Place small bowls on your board and fill with olives, nuts and bruschetta (or any other favorite dips).
  • Lay down 3-4 flatter small dishes and fill with olive oil; sprinkle with DeLallo Foods dipping spices.
  • Place meats, cheeses, sliced baguette and crackers around the board.
  • Lay fruits and vegetables around the board.
  • Fill in blank spots with salami pieces folded in quarters.

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DeLallo Foods sent me this gift as a holiday thank you, but as always, all opinions are my own.

Want to buy a LARGE charcuterie board? I found this Pine Extra Large Charcuterie Board on Amazon.

More recipes: Kid Friendly Charcuterie [Love from the Oven], Seafood Entertaining Charcuterie [RE], Tortellini Sausge Skewer Appetizer [RE], Single Serve Charcuterie [Tried and Tasty].

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