Make a patriotic Epic July 4th Charcuterie Board with red, white, and blue foods for the best cheese board! Delicious for summer holidays!

Woman serving 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! Grab your favorite patriotic colors of fresh fruit and veggies, and cheese, of course. 

July 4th Charcuterie Board

We love celebrating Indepence Day with bright and beautiful food.

Feel free to mix it up, and set out a charcuterie baord filled with a variety of cheese, meats, veggies, crackers, fruits, and nuts. We even added a tiny  bit of chocolate! You can make this Summer Snack Board on the 12×36″ Big Board for Independce Day, too!

Beautiful red, white and blue Epic July 4th Charcuterie Board

This epic board in the photos is no longer available, but you can now buy The Big Board, in 7 epic sizes! Grab the links at the bottom of this post. 

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! 

Ingredients to make a July 4th Charcuterie Board

Let’s get started with the easiest red, white, and blue foods to add to your shopping list:

  • Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
  • Favorite crackers, we love flatbread crackers with rosemary
  • Boursin cheese
  • Jarlsberg cheese dip + Jarlsberg cheese
  • Brie cheese
  • Cured meats
  • Blue corn chips, we buy at Trader Joe’s
  • Picco de gallo
  • Regular salsa
  • Jicama, red peppers, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes
  • Lindt chocolates, wrapped in blue
  • 4 th of July Blueberry Caprese Skewers

red, white, blue charcuterie board

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.

1967

How to serve a 4th Charcuterie Board

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

This board makes a great festive appetizer to serve before the main meal for the 4th.

Set out small plates with napkins and let everyone dive into this finger food.

serving an Epic July 4th Charcuterie Board outside

How to make a cheese board

Start with an epic board. My boards are food safe, and they have a lip around the outside edge so the food stays on the board. There’s nothing worse than going to a party and within minutes, the food is everywhere!

  1. Place small boards on the board to accomodate cheese, salsas, dips, nuts, or small foods.
  2. Fill in the empty spaces with various foods (crackers, fruits, meats, cheese).
  3. Always add some sort of sweet “nosh.”
  4. Serve right away!

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

Don’t forget the cheese knives.

 Lindt chocolate on cheese board

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!

dipping Jarlsberg dip on July 4th Charcuterie Board

We bought our wood bowls from Lark in downtown Bend (one of my favorite stores!) but you can grab more nesting bowls in my store at House of Hyacinth. Don’t you just love the olive nesting bowls? Perfect for these delicious big boards!

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.

a blueberry skewer for 4th of July board

Blueberry Caprese Skewers

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

These little skewers you can  make ahead so they are ready to go on the board!

Bueberry Caprese Bites on patriotic cheese board

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

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

woman holding a Red, White, Blue 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!

red white and blue charcuterie on THE BIG BOARD

The Big Board®

Friends, The Big Board® is here! Yes, I’ve partnered with JK Adams, the premier woodmaking company in Vermont, with my own line of RE boards!

  • 20-inch round, maple
  • 26-inch round, maple
  • 12 x 36-inch maple
  • 12 x 24-inch maple
  • NEW Travel board
  • 26-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
  • 12 x 36-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
  • A board with a lip (or raised edged) so the food doesn’t fall off
  • FOOD SAFE
  • Made in the USA
  • Undercut handles (a unique design)

Thank you for your support, as we’ve sold out so many times already!

Order The Big Board® today!

woman holding a Patriotic Epic July 4th Charcuterie Board

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

ENJOY!

serving a patriotic cheese board

More patriotic recipes:

Red White and Blue Watermelon Fruit Salad [FoodieCrush]

Red White and Blue Sangria [RecipeGirl]

Strawberry Blueberry Panna Cotta

THis Strawberry Blueberry Chocolate Pavlova

Blueberry Patriotic Charcuterie Board

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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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Notes

Reposted from July 2018
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Woman holding Epic PATRIOTIC July 4th Charcuterie Board

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