How to Make a Charcuterie Board: The Secret to a Beautiful Charcuterie Tray by Jan Mostrom


How to Make a Charcuterie Board: The Secret to a Beautiful Charcuterie Tray

My husband and I love putting a snack platter together when we have friends over, but I've never been able to make one beautiful. So last week when I wanted to try again I enlisted a friend who can make any food look incredible. She told me to have a variety of things on the charcuterie board like vegetables, olives, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, dips like hummus or spinach dip, grainy mustard and jam (we like fig).

Then add meats, cheeses and crackers to fill it up. The different colors, textures and sizes make the tray more beautiful. I added a little too much so I ended up adding a few smaller plates as well. Garnish with some fresh herbs for the final touch. Using a photo helps to make your next charcuterie tray extra special!

Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: varies

Ingredients

Vegetables

  • peppers
  • carrots
  • cucumbers
  • celery 

Fresh and Dried Fruit

  • apricots
  • cranberries
  • strawberries
  • grapes

Meats

  • dried chorizo
  • prosciutto
  • mortadella
  • salami

Nuts

  • walnuts
  • cashews
  • macadamia nuts
  • almonds

Chocolate

  • chocolate bars
  • chocolate-covered almonds

For Dipping

  • crackers
  • sourdough bread cubes
  • French bread cubes

Cheese

  • whatever cheeses you like

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Layer ingredients by category leaving room in between to fill in with the next group of food. 
  2. Use photos to help design your tray and add your own special touches!

Note: 30Seconds is a participant in the Amazon affiliate advertising program and this post contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission or fees if you make a purchase via those links.

Recipe cooking times and servings are approximate. Need to convert cooking and baking measurements? Here are some kitchen conversion charts. Here's how to submit your recipes to 30Seconds.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community, and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Best Wine & Cheese Boards: How to Make a Mind-blowing Charcuterie Board in 6 Steps

This Brown Butter & Thyme Shortbread Recipe Wants to Be on Your Charcuterie Board

This Baked Olives Recipe With Feta & Fresh Herbs Is a Charcuterie Board Lover's Dream

Jarcuterie Inspiration: Tasty Charcuterie Cups Make Flavorful & Fun Individual Appetizers

bepositive
What a wonderful array of choices on your charcuterie tray. Your friends are super lucky.
Elisa Schmitz
Absolutely stunning, Jan Mostrom ! Who needs dinner when you have a charcuterie board like this one?! Especially when you pair it with your hearty homemade bread. I love marcona almonds on mine. So good!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Roasted Garlicky Balsamic Carrots Recipe: Can You Say Delicious?

Crispy Taco Tots Recipe: Tater Tots With Mexican Flair (2 Ingredients)

Wendish Noodles Recipe: A Delicious Side Dish From the "Noodle Ladies"