This Easy Cheese and Charcutterie Board how-to will make your get together plans easier. Whether it is for a pot-luck, appetizer, tapas, or a just an alternative-to-traditional-dinner idea…an Easy Cheese and Charcutterie Board is a crowd-pleaser!
Easy Cheese and Charcutterie Board
What I like about Cheese and Charcutterie Boards is that they can mix n’ match to everyone’s tastes. Different cheeses, different cuts of meat, crackers and breads (gluten-free or gluten-full). Guests can help themselves to as much or as little as they like. I kinda love when appetizers are informal this way.
Simple Cheese Board Ideas
Choose a mixture of soft and hard cheeses to create an assortment of shapes, sizes, and colours of cheese. My recommendations include:
- Manchego (firm cheese)
- Brie (soft cheese)
- St. Agur (soft blue cheese)
- Chaume (soft cheese)
- Riopelle (soft cheese)
- Oka (firm cheese – I prefer the artisan oka)
- Tomme de Savoie (firm cheese)
- Cambozola (soft blue cheese)
- Old cheddar (older the better)
- Roquefort (soft blue cheese)
Simple Charcutterie Board Ideas
- Jamon serano
- Jamon Iberico
- Cooked ham
- Dried chorizo
- Saucisson sec
Add-ons for a Cheese and Charcutterie Board
- Crackers (gluten-free or gluten-fill)*
- Sliced baguette
- Green seedless grapes
- Good olives
*Crackers: no Ritz or fish crackers (unless you are doing a kids’ board in which case…Ritz and fish crackers are perfect additions). For adults, you want grown-up crackers.
Also, you might want to try my recipe for: SPINACH, ONION, AND FETA IN PUFF PASTRY. You can cut it into wedges and serve it as an appetizer.