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Sliced cheese, salami, red peppers, tomatoes, pretzels and candy on a charcuterie board

Simple Charcuterie Board

A simple charcuterie board can be a beautiful way to serve meats, cheeses and other finger foods at a party, for a snack or an easy way to serve a fun family meal.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Charecuterie Board
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 772kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 6 ounces salami
  • 3 ounces pepperoni sliced
  • 3 ounces beef snack sticks or summer sausage
  • 4 sticks mozzarella cheese cut in half lenghtwise
  • 4 ounces Swiss cheese cheese sliced
  • 4 ounces White cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack cheese, sliced
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 sleeve crackers


  • Choose a board and set out ingredients to be laid on the board.
  • Look for the item that is largest in size or volume and begin by putting that item in the center of the board. Lay items that contrast in color and texturs on each side.
  • Slices of cheese and strips of vegetables help create lines and space between other ingredients.
  • Save small items like candy or raspberries to fill in holes throughout the board and to finish off the edges.


  • Begin building the board in the center with foods you have the biggest volume of. Work from the center out and put smaller items that you just have a few of around the edges.
  • Allow for 2 to 3 ounces of meat, 3 ounces of cheese, 1/2 cup of crackers and 1 cup combined of fruit and vegetables per person when creating a board for a meal. Smaller quantities work well for an appetizer or snack board.
  • If there is not sufficient room for crackers on the board they may be served on a separate board, tray or on individual plates.
  • Leftovers should be stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator.


Calories: 772kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 2284mg | Potassium: 614mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 702IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 512mg | Iron: 4mg