Fourth of July Charcuterie Board is perfect for summer hosting! Add patriotic colored foods, like watermelon, salami, cherries, and M&M’s. ENJOY! Info on the epic board, below.

Friends, as we’ve slidden right into summer (wow, I can’t believe the beautiful weather we are having), I can’t help but think about hosting on our deck, for holidays, and just being with family and friends.

Summertime is the happiest season of all (in my opinion). Even better with this Fourth of July Charcuterie Board! Here’s a few more 4th of July recipes to try: 4th of July Star Cookies [BakerMama], 4th of July Tie-Dyed Fudge [Taste n’ Tell], and Fourth of July Fruit Berry Platter. Plus more The Big Board ideas + boards to buy!

Of course I’m a sucker for a good charcuterie board. And friends, there are NO RULES for dinner boards or charcuterie boards. Use what you have, be creative and have fun, are my rules. [A true “charcuterie” means cured meats and cheese.]

Do you want to host a snacking party? I think that is such a fun idea, but in reality, this is just a great Fourth of July appetizer plate!

Set it out, they will come!

Fourth of July Charcuterie Board

This time for this Fourth of July Charcuterie Board, I used fresh fruits, red, white, and blue M&Ms, and salami cheese sticks.

Chips and salsa. Ranch and fresh veggies.

Fill in the open areas with your favorite crackers, flavored or plain nuts, and more fresh fruit.

I bought my board at Pier 1, but use whatever size board you have!

Set the table

Create a memorable gathering with a simple style. Want a no-fuss centerpiece? Especially this time of year, I set out my favorite plant (it came in this pot).

Chances are you already have items hiding in the house, right?

This denim tablecloth is from IKEA this year, and I grabbed another container for forks and napkins.

Keep it casual, friends!

Set out drinks and cups and you’ve got a snacking party!

The Big Board

Grab The Big Board ideas + links of boards to buy + great hosting ideas!

Unfortunatley, the epic round board in this post is no longer available.

Happy hosting!

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Fourth of July Charcuterie Board

Make with red, white and blue colors in mind!

Ingredients

  • 2 6.8 oz boxes Milton’s Crispy Sea Salt Crackers
  • 1 8 oz bag blue corn tortilla chips
  • 1 lb pkg Pepperoni, hard salami, prosciutto wrapped mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 1 3 oz pkg prosciutto
  • Slices of swiss or white cheese
  • 1 16 oz mild salsa
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes, optional
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Snap peas
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Baby radishes
  • Ranch dip
  • Red, white, blue M&Ms
  • Favorite nuts, we used Beer Nuts

Instructions

  • Prepare a large platter or tray or board. (If not food safe, line with parchment paper, or make sure the board is seasoned).
  • In small bowls, add the fruit, salsa, candy, and dip.
  • Arrange food on the board and serve!
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