How To Make an Epic Charcuterie and Cheese Board

Meat and cheese boards are my go-to for super chill, no stress summer entertaining. You can load them up with all your favorite cheese, cured meats, fruit, nuts and spreads. Add some wine and baguettes and you have yourself a meal.

Meat and cheese boards are my go-to for super chill, no stress summer entertaining. You can load them up with all your favorite cheese, cured meats, fruit, nuts and spreads. Add some wine and baguettes and you have yourself a meal.

Meat and cheese boards are my go-to for super chill, no stress summer entertaining. You can load them up with all your favorite cheese, cured meats, fruit, nuts and spreads. Add some wine and baguettes and you have yourself a meal!

Meat and cheese boards are my go-to for super chill, no stress summer entertaining. You can load them up with all your favorite cheese, cured meats, fruit, nuts and spreads. Add some wine and baguettes and you have yourself a meal.

photo credit: Raul Velasco

I just returned from a weekend in the Hamptons (more about that soon!) co-hosting a blogger retreat with Lexi of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen and Liz of the Lemon Bowl. We rented a beautiful house in Water Mill and hosted 11 food bloggers plus a photographer (photo directly above is taken by Raul Velasco). Lexi and I made two Charcuterie and Cheese Boards (a gluten-free, allergy-friendly one not pictured here) with lots of hot dips, Sangria, wine, plus avocado shrimp salad, and my Southwestern black bean salad for there arrival.

One of our sponsors for the event was Delallo, a brand I work with and LOVE because if you’re familiar with them, they are the BEST! Peapod was also so generous to donate most of the groceries such as the fruit and herbs pictured here. The best part, they both delivered to the Hampton’s house we rented so I was able to place my order online ahead, and have everything there when I arrived.

Back to this epic platter! There really is an art to making photo-worthy, mouth-watering platters. Varying the colors and textures, a variety of meat and cheese options, and lots of fresh items is the secret to success. For a smaller crowd, use smaller boards or platters. If you make one this summer, I want to see, please tag @skinnytaste on Instagram and I will regram the prettiest photos!

Meat and cheese boards are my go-to for super chill, no stress summer entertaining. You can load them up with all your favorite cheese, cured meats, fruit, nuts and spreads. Add some wine and baguettes and you have yourself a meal.

photo credit: Raul Velasco

How To Make an Epic Charcuterie and Cheese Board

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Meat and cheese boards are my go-to for super chill, no stress summer entertaining. You can load them up with all your favorite cheese, cured meats, fruit, nuts and spreads. Add some wine and baguettes and you have yourself a meal.

You can also see Lexi’s Guide on building the ultimate cheese plate here.

How To Build the Ultimate Cheese Plate

How To Make an Epic Charcuterie and Cheese Board

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Grab a large platter or two, you can use cutting boards, ceramic platters, slate cheese boards, marble slabs, etc.
  2. Artfully arrange where you want your cheese selection and jars, bowls of olives, jams, and antipasti to go, then place varieties of meat slices and rolled up meats around.
  3. Scatter crackers and bread sticks to fill up space, then add your fruit, nuts, and herbs to make keep the colors balanced and beautiful.

Nutrition Information

Yield: varies, Serving Size:

  • Amount Per Serving:
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  • Total Fat: g
  • Saturated Fat: g
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  • Carbohydrates: g
  • Fiber: g
  • Sugar: g
  • Protein: g