Fourth of July Charcuterie Board

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.

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!

28-inch Charcuterie Board

We bought this giant board (28-inches in diameter with a 2-inch lip) at Pier 1 last fall here in Bend, Oregon. It’s solid wood and SUPER heavy (just warning you). 

This board is called: Courtland Hand-Carved Ash Gray Round Tray. Here it is in gray (click the affiliate link to buy). Rememember it says it is not food safe, so you can use parchment paper or season it like we did. 

Buy the same board a little smaller – Courtland Ash Small Tray – 18 inches!

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!

There’s more info on my charcuterie/cheese board page! More about the board check out 3 Charcuterie Ideas.

Happy hosting!

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Fourth of July Charcuterie Board

Make with red, white and blue colors in mind!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of July, charcuterie board
Servings: 12


  • 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


  • 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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One comment on “Fourth of July Charcuterie Board”

  1. I have been obsessed with your board.  I live in Richmond, VAand I finally found one like yours at The Pier One in Midlothian, VA which is just across the river.  Any way I picked it up today.  I love it. Can’t wait to you your recipes and board designs for entertaining.  Thanks so much for sharing.  
    I do have the (part number) for the board if anyone is looking for one like yours from Pier One.  
    It is beautiful and I know I will enjoy using it.  

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