How to Make an Epic July 4th Charcuterie Board with red, white, and blue details for the best cheese board! Delicious for Memorial Day or summer holidays!

How to Make an Epic July 4th Charcuterie Board

Friends, ever since I was a little girl (below, me in 1967, Medford, Oregon), I’ve loved the 4th of July! So today’s July 4th Charcuterie Board is festive and delicious!

July 4th Charcuterie Board

Today I’m sharing How to Make an EPIC Red, White, Blue July 4th Charcuterie Board! I bought the giant board at Pier 1, but they are pretty much sold out now. You can visit more of my blog posts with The Big Board, and get some great ideas!

For a light meal, you might want to serve a Summer Grilled Cheese Dinner Tray – so fun and make it festive with red, white, and blue! [Plus, grab the link below to the NEW size tray!]

1967

Fourth of July Charcuterie Board

Yes, that’s right, I’ve loved the 4th of July so much, my entire life, because the next day was my birthday! I’m a July 5th baby, and many times my birthday was celebrated on the 4th, too.

Epic July 4th Charcuterie Board

Just in time for this amazing holiday, I’m sharing all the details (and shopping list) for this EPIC July 4th Charcuterie Board. You may have seen a sneak peek already over on my Instagram @ReluctantEntertainer (follow my “stories” for more details and lots of “Alder the Whoodle” stories).

If you love to serve a cheese board, well then this post is 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. [This post has affiliate links. Every purchase from these links supports RE at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]

Here are the affiliate links:

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray, Large – 28.5 inches round.

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 24 inches round.

MEDIUM Hand-Carved Vine Round Tray (white washed)

SMALL Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray (gray) – 18 inches.

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.

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.

Follow along how to season a charcuterie board for the details, but we used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.

a large oval white serving tray

NEW! Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray

I’m also sharing an Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray by LeCreuset!

It has a porcelain enamel durable coating, easy to clean, it’s shatterproof, and resistant to stains, scratches and rust. YAY!

It’s also lightweight and versatile, and I LOVE IT.

Did I mention, it’s food safe?

Use it for a tray to carry food or glasses to your deck, or as a food board!

You can buy the Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray by LeCreuset, HERE.

I also found this on Amazon, a LARGE charcuterie board, but it doesn’t have a lip. This Pine Extra Large Charcuterie Board is 22 inches round.

Red, White, Blue Epic July 4th Charcuterie Board

Oh, and Alder (the Whoodle) has a little patriotic spirit going on, too.

July 4th Charcuterie Board

It’s mixed with everything red, white, and blue. Perfect for this patriotic holiday!

Set up: How to Make an Epic July 4th Charcuterie Board

How to make a cheese board

Start with a giant board (I purchased my board in Bend, Oregon at Pier 1), and lay down parchment paper (if board is not “food safe,” or you can lightly sand it down and season with beeswax and mineral oil).

  1. Prepare a large wood board or tray (either with parchment paper, or season with beeswax or mineral oil).
  2. Place small boards on the board to accomodate cheese, salsas, dips, nuts, or small foods.
  3. Fill in the empty spaces with various foods (crackers, fruits, meats, cheese).
  4. Always add some sort of sweet “nosh.”
  5. Serve right away!

red, white, blue

Place the brie cheese in the center, and set small bowls around it (with various foods, like dips and salsas).

 How to Make an Epic July 4th Charcuterie Board - Lindt chocolate

We love to use good quality cured meats (either from DeLallo Foods or I buy at Fred Meyer). And a little sweet nosh? Look at the pretty “blue” Lindt chocolates!

How to Make an Epic July 4th Charcuterie Board - Jarlsberg Dip

We bought our wood bowls from Lark in downtown Bend (one of my favorite stores!)

Here’s a “smokey” version of Jarlsberg Cheese Dip, Game Day Smokey Jarlsberg Dip Recipe.or you can buy the regular at Fred Meyer.

Fill in the open areas with the remaining ingredients.

Epic July 4th Charcuterie Board

Blueberry Caprese Skewers

These Blueberry Caprese Bites? You can grab the recipe and shopping list right here, 4th of July Blueberry Caprese Skewers.

Bueberry Caprese Bites

Serve right away and expect everyone to just DIG RIGHT IN!

Patriotic Epic July 4th Charcuterie Board

As a child, not only did I love the fireworks, but when I’d hear America the Beautiful, well, it still gets me every time. The words go straight to my soul.

How to Make an Epic July 4th Charcuterie Board - berries

Celebrating the 4th of July is all about patriotism, but of course we add in good food, people, conversation, and just being together.

How to Make an Epic July 4th Charcuterie Board - salsas

Gathering for the 4th is one of my favorite holidays, so today I’m sharing a delicious way YOU can celebrate with your friends, family, or neighbors!

How to Make an Epic July 4th Charcuterie Board - dig in

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July 4th Charcuterie Board

A patriotic charcuterie board. Print out the "recipe" for the complete shopping list.

Ingredients

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Favorite crackers, we love flatbread crackers with rosemary
  • Boursin cheese
  • Jarlsberg cheese dip
  • Brie cheese
  • Jarlsberg cheese, sliced
  • Cured meats, salami and pruschuitto
  • Blue corn chips, we buy at Trader Joe's
  • Picco de gallo
  • Regular salsa
  • Jicama, sliced
  • Red peppers, sliced
  • Cauliflower, cut in chunks
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Lindt chocolates, wrapped in blue
  • 4 th of July Blueberry Caprese Skewers, grab the recipe, here

Instructions

  • Prepare a large wood board or tray (either with parchment paper, or season with beeswax or mineral oil).
  • Place small boards on the board to accomodate cheese, salsas, dips, nuts, or small foods.
  • Fill in the empty spaces with various foods (crackers, fruits, meats, cheese).
  • Always add some sort of sweet "nosh."
  • Serve right away!

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Did you make this recipe?Tag @reluctantentertainer on Instagram and hashtag it #reluctantentertainer!

More red, white, and blue recipes: Red White Blue Pressure Cooker Cheesecake [Pressure Cooking Today], Red White and Blue Watermelon Fruit Salad [FoodieCrush], and Red White and Blue Sangria [RecipeGirl].

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How to Make an Epic PATRIOTIC July 4th Charcuterie Board

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