A Mexican Charcuterie Board is a cheese board filled with dips, salsa, chips, salami, olives and fresh vegetables! Perfect for Cindo de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Charcuterie Board

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Cinco de Mayo Mexican Charcuterie Board

This is always one of my favorite times of the year to entertain – I love the bright colors, the margaritas (or beer), and especially the food.

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Mexican Charcuterie Board

This Cinco de Mayo Cheese Board is a twist on the standard favorite charcuterie board.

Easy Cinco de Mayo Mexican Charcuterie Board

How to create a Mexican themed cheese board

I take a Mexican cheese (queso fresco or cotjia cheese) and place it right in the center of the board.

Then I build around it with all things snack-worthy that have to do with a Mexican theme. The texture of this cheese (creamy and soft) has a mild taste, so it fit great with the other stronger cheeses and toppings (if you choose to add in more cheese).

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Remember to season your board with bees wax or mineral oil if the board is not “food safe.”

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Charcuterie Board salsa

Salsas, fresh vegetables, plenty of guacamole.

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Charcuterie Board (with Fritos)

To make it festive, you can garnish the board with fresh cilantro.

And remember that we now well 4 epic sizes of boards for all your entertaining needs.

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Taco Pie

If you’re looking for some other recipes to go with this wonderful appetizer board, how about taco pie? This family favorite starts by layering meat and beans, topped with cheese that is baked to an ooey gooey deliciousness.

Mom’s traditional Pedro’s Special Mexican Casserole (which is taco pie), is topped with corn chips (hand raised high, we love Fritos!), and is super easy to set out with your favorite toppings.

This Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad is loved by all, and of course Watermelon Salsa is always a big hit, especially this time of year.

Finally, bring out of the oven and serve hot (like an upside down cake) this MEXICAN FLAN CAKE (watch the video)!

Here’s some more fun treats to put on a Mexican board:

Tasty Taco Mini Taco Peppers

Air Fryer Cheesy Jalapeno Peppers

Southwestern Saucers [Belly Full]

Mexican Slaw Dip 

Happy hosting! I hope this post brings inspiration for the weeks ahead for Cinco de Mayo, or any Mexican-themed party!

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Mexican Charcuterie Board

A Mexican Charcuterie Board is a great way to kick off Cinco de Mayo! Or anytime of year, enjoy this cheese board filled with Mexican delights, such as dips, salsa, chips, your favorite salami (a charcuterie has to have cured meats), and don’t forget the fresh vegetables!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 12
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  • Salsa
  • Olives
  • Corn salsa, Trader Joe’s
  • Pico de gallo
  • Cucumbers, sliced
  • Mini sweet peppers, halved
  • Avocados, cut in half
  • Cilantro
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Carrot sticks
  • Queso fresco or Cotjia cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Salami, sliced (we buy DeLallo brand)
  • Chips, taco chips and Fritos


  • On a large platter, either lay down parchment paper or make sure the "board" is food safe. You can season with bees wax and mineral oil.
  • Set out small dishes and add the salsa, guacamole, sour cream, olives, and Pico de gallo.
  • Arrange the food items in rows around the small bowls.
  • Sprinkle in your favorite taco chips and serve!
Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Appetizer
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Cinco de Mayo Mexican Charcuterie Board