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charcuterie board with artichokes, fig spread, cheese, and meat

How to Make the Best Charcuterie and Cheese Board

How to Make the Best Charcuterie and Cheese Board that is homemade and epic, ready to serve on the menu for holidays, parties, and events. This DIY platter consists of an Italian meat and cheese tray. You can prepare this huge plate using an array of your favorite ingredients and without cooking. That's right, you don't need a recipe!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword charcuterie board, How to Make a Charcuterie and Cheese Board, meat and cheese board
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes



  • Use a large serving board, cutting boards work great too. Arrange the meat and cheeses throughout the plate. I roll up the prosciutto and I like to angle the block cheese. You can stack meat like salami.
  • Decide which ingredients will be served in dipping bowls, such as jams, spreads, or artichokes.
  • Carefully style the crackers, sweet treats, nuts, vegetables, etc around the board and serving bowls.



How to Make a Keto Friendly Charcuterie Board

You can enjoy the meat and cheese on the board and be perfectly fine! Here are the ingredients to avoid for low carb lifestyles:
  • Fig Spread
  • Jellies
  • Dates or any dried fruit
  • Grapes
  • Crackers with carbs (stick to cheese crisps)
  • Honey
Remove Brie Cheese from the fridge at least an hour prior to serving so that it comes to room temperature.