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The Best Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board

Updated August 2, 2018 4.1k votes 346 voters 5.2k views46 items

List RulesAny 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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  • Gouda cheese1
    91
    16

    Gouda cheese

  • Sourdough Baguette2
    106
    28

    Sourdough Baguette

  • Prosciutto3
    114
    36
  • Grapes4
    101
    30

    Grapes

  • Triple-Creme Brie5
    93
    25

    Triple-Creme Brie

  • Dry-Cured Sausage6
    101
    35

    Dry-Cured Sausage

  • Almonds7
    92
    32

    Almonds

  • Strawberries8
    82
    28
  • Olives9
    96
    39
  • Honey10
    78
    26
  • Cashews11
    78
    29

    Cashews

  • Smooth Goat Cheese12
    73
    28

    Smooth Goat Cheese

  • Sopressata13
    74
    30

    Sopressata

  • Water Crackers14
    71
    29

    Water Crackers

  • Chorizo15
    68
    34
  • Comté16
    61
    29
  • Blue cheese17
    67
    36
  • Croissant18
    57
    34
  • Aged Balsamic Vinegar19
    57
    35

    Aged Balsamic Vinegar

  • Fresh Figs20
    59
    39

    Fresh Figs

  • Gherkins21
    53
    37

    Gherkins

  • Prosecco22
    46
    31

    Prosecco

  • Dried Cranberries23
    45
    31

    Dried Cranberries

  • Aged Manchego24
    48
    35
  • Bacon Wrapped Dates25
    56
    46

    Bacon Wrapped Dates