Fall Epic Charcuterie Board for casual entertaining, filled with pumpkin treats, best cheese and cured meats, with fruits, nuts, and crackers!

Cozy Fall Epic Charcuterie Board

It seems we live more fully in the summer months, but we possibly live with more intention and discipline and inspiration in the fall? What do you think?

Epic Charcuterie Board

Fall Epic Charcuterie Board

For fall entertaining, I hope you love my Fall Epic Charcuterie Board today! And yes, you can make your own Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip!

I tend to nestle into fall with my home, cooking, and hospitality. Which leads me to believe that I am more intentional in the autumn months.

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I’ve been wanting to settle into a cozy atmostphere, especially after having just returned from Denmark (the coziest place in the world, or at least the ones who teach us most about how to experience coziness and “hygge.”) Oh, and it helps to have a “cozy” puppy, you know, one who cuddles with you, and is fluffy like your favorite pair of socks or slippers? (Or, fluffy like this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip?)

Alder the Whoodle

As the leaves start to color, and we enjoy these brisk fall days, my heart fills with gratitude for this short, beautiful season. With only one day of rain and wind–the beauty is gone.

Here’s my home a few years ago in Medford, Oregon, a dinner party that we hosted with blogging friends who came to town.

Fall Dinner Party with pears

I will never forget the cozy feelings. The magic, the colors, the leaves, the golden light, the party lights … but more importantly, the people.

More casual hosting

Since we moved to our mountain home here in central Oregon 2 years ago, my entertaining looks different now. It’s more casual, a more “one big dish or charcuterie board” for all.

Which means nestling in, getting cozy, and gathering around the food.

Fall Epic Charcuterie Board

I start with a large board. It’s very important to have a lip around the board, to hold in the crackers, etc. Otherwise you have a big mess.

24-inch Charcuterie Board

Friends, here is the board that I LOVE. It’s 24-inches in diameter with a 2-inch lip. A “lip” is the secret to the best charcuterie or dinner board, because the food does not fall off.

You can buy in 2 sizes.

Here are the LINKS:

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

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

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

For fall, we used a few small pumpkins, with a pumpkin cream cheese dip as the center star.

Elegant Fall Epic Charcuterie Board

Fill in the spaces with your favorite cheeses, fruits, nuts, crackers, and the best salami you can find!

Charcuterie boards are all about cheeses and cured meats.

The additonal treats are … well, a big bonus.

Fall Epic Charcuterie Board - Sansone Dispenser

Sansone Fusti Water Cooler

And what is this amazing Sansone Fusti (Sansone SA0010-1L Stainless Steel NSF Certified Fusti Water Cooler with Lever Spigot)  that everyone on Instagram has been asking me about?

Sansone 10

How classy is this?

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We first noticed these vessels being used as water dispensers in restaurants, so we bought one for our newly converted sprinter van (more details coming soon), and for our “charcuterie” entertaining.

I love how stylish it is and goes perfectly with our mountain home decor.

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I found the spigot easy to screw on with no leaks! And, this is for COLD beverages only. A few of my readers asked if it was hot cider in it. NO.

But we did serve COLD cider. So good!

Tasty Fall Epic Charcuterie Board

Happy fall entertaining, Friends! Grab the recipe (shopping list) below and don’t forget to come back and tell me about your experience with your family, friends, neighbors … who did you invite over?

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Fall Epic Charcuterie Board

Delicious spread for FALL. Make your own Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip (recipe link).


  • 3-4 small pumpkins, garnish
  • Cheese slices
  • Brie cheese, soft cheese
  • Creamy Toscano Cheese dusted with cinnamon, Trader Joe's
  • Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip
  • Candy corn
  • M&Ms
  • Black mission figs, sliced in half
  • Red grapes
  • Thomcord seedless grapes, dark dark purple
  • Dried pears slices
  • Dried apple slices
  • Honeycrisp apple slices
  • Italian dried salami
  • Gourmet pepperoni
  • 2-3 kinds crackers
  • Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps, Trader Joe's
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Butternut squash, baked and cooled in chunks
  • Spicy Pecans, Trader Joe’s
  • Pumpkin biscotti
  • Triple Ginger Cookie Thins, Trader Joe's
  • Artisian Bread


  • Prepare a very large board or platter with parchment paper (if not food safe).
  • Fill the board with a few small pumpkins for garnish, and with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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