Snacks The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Any cured, smoked, or preserved meats, cheeses, and accompanying sides that you would serve on a charcuterie board.

The next time that you have a game night, or just want to have some friends over to look at your new tile, don’t roll out a simple cheese plate, show your friends who the host (or hostess) supreme is with an awesome charcuterie board. Charcuterie is a branch of French cooking devoted to preparing meat products like bacon, ham, and sausage. For centuries, chefs have been pairing cured meats with fruits and cheeses that perfectly accent their dining choices, and now you, too, can impress your friends and family with heaps of salty meats and cheeses after checking out this list of the best charcuterie board ideas.

If you’re looking for an easy and fairly inexpensive way to make your next get together or book club meeting memorable, look no further than this list of creative items to perfect your charcuterie board, meat tray, or elegant cheese platter. If you’ve never put together a charcuterie board before, don’t worry! The items on this list might sound like they’re only available in a hidden French chateau, but everything here is available at your local grocery store, and pretty fairly priced.

Now that we’ve helped you put together your perfect charcuterie board with this list of out of the box ingredients, we fully expect to be invited to your next party. Just make sure you buy lots of cheese and keep the drinks flowing .Use these ideas to spice up your charcuterie board, and let us know if you have any hot tips for the next fancy dining party.

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Grapes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Grapes

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Sourdough Baguette is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Sourdough Baguette

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Prosciutto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board

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Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board

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Almonds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Almonds

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Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
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Dry-Cured Sausage is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Dry-Cured Sausage

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Cashews is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Cashews

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Olives is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board

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Honey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board

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Triple-Creme Brie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Triple-Creme Brie

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Chorizo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board

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Sopressata is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Sopressata

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Smooth Goat Cheese is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Smooth Goat Cheese

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Croissant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board

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Water Crackers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Water Crackers

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Aged Balsamic Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Aged Balsamic Vinegar

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Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board

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Prosecco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Prosecco

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Honeycomb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Honeycomb

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Fresh Figs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Fresh Figs

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Dried Apricots is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Dried Apricots

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Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board

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Manchego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board

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Dried Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Dried Cranberries

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Bacon Wrapped Dates is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Bacon Wrapped Dates

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Pickled Red Onions is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Pickled Red Onions

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Walnuts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Walnuts

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Gherkins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Gherkins

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Dried Pineapple is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Dried Pineapple

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Horseradish Mustard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Horseradish Mustard

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Dried Cherries is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Dried Cherries

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Lamb Bacon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Lamb Bacon

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Spicy Lonza is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Spicy Lonza

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Cornichons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Cornichons

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Chutney is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board

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Cambazola is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Cambazola

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Fig Jam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Fig Jam

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Humboldt Fog is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board

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Pate is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Pate

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Cotes-du-Rhone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Cotes-du-Rhone

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Pickled Okra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Pickled Okra

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Sliced Persimmons is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Sliced Persimmons

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Rosemary Fig Crisps is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Rosemary Fig Crisps

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Czech Pilsners is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Czech Pilsners

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Picos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
Picos