As a hostess, one of the best ways to entertain your friends and family is by putting together an amazing charcuterie board. Not only do they look Instagram-worthy, but they’re also perfect for a variety of diets and tastes! Whether you’re throwing a small gathering or hosting a large event, I’m here to help you put together a cheese plate that will wow your guests with unique flavors and textures. From selecting the perfect cheeses to adding accompaniments like jams, meats, crackers, and nuts – let me show you my favorite ideas for creating the most sensational charcuterie boards around.

21 Charcuterie Board Ideas

My neighborhood has been hosting fun online events for our community. The most recent one I attended was a virtual charcuterie class. It was so much fun making my own charcuterie board that now I am obsessed with it! That’s the first one I ever made pictured above.

Once I realized how easy these are to make and saw how visually appealing they are in basically any setting I am making them all the time. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ideas, from holiday boards to country-themed boards to dessert boards! These are the perfect addition to any tea party or bridal shower.

Kid Themed CharcuterieCharcuterie for kids

A Kids Charcuterie Board is perfect for how most kids eat anyway – grabbing a little bite at a time while playing! So why not cater to that and just make a little snack board that they can graze on for dinner. This is especially helpful at a party where the kids would rather be playing than eating.

Chicken Wing & Tenders Charcuterie BoardHow to make a Chicken Wing & Tenders Charcuterie Board

Whether you are entertaining for game day or just enjoying something fun with the family this Chicken Wing & Tenders Charcuterie Board will be a hit. 

Mexican Charcuterie BoardMexican Charcuterie Board

This Mexican Charcuterie Board is full of tasty treats. Nuts, cheeses, and other yummy goodies from South of the Border make this platter a true fiesta.

Moroccan BoardMoroccan Charcuterie Board

This Moroccan inspired charcuterie board makes use of simple ingredients you can buy and a few that you can make as well. It’s also pork-free if you have any guests who would love a charcuterie board but don’t partake.

Italian BoardItalian charcuterie

Your guests will love this Simple Italian Charcuterie Board with Vanilla Fig Jam and delicious meats.

Barcelona BoardBarcelona Board

All the details on how to build an amazing Barcelona cheese board, Spanish style. Spanish inspired appetizers to build the best cheese board this holiday season and all year round!

Irish Boardirish-cheese-board

A simple Irish cheeseboard is fun. This is the perfect appetizer before serving corned beef and cabbage for dinner. 

Dessert BoardsDessert Charcuterie Board Ideas

Smore Charcuterie Board

Smore-Charcuterie board

A s’more charcuterie board is one of my favorite creations. Assembling different flavors and textures to complement the classic graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate trio is a fun challenge. From peanut butter cups to sliced fruit, every ingredient brings a new and exciting element to the table. Whether you’re entertaining guests or indulging solo, a smore charcuterie board is a sweet and satisfying way to end any meal. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with new flavors – who knows what delicious combinations you’ll come up with! 

Ice Cream Sundae Charcuterie BoardIce Cream Sundae Charcuterie Board

Move over meat and cheese! This Ice Cream Sundae Charcuterie Board is perfect for a special night at home or get-together! The best part is it’s customizable and perfect for kids and adults!

Sweets Charcuterie

A sweet dessert platter

A sweet party platter is guaranteed to be hit when entertaining! Learn how to make a dessert platter with tons of easy ideas, themes, and style tips to put together the ultimate dessert charcuterie board! 

Chocolate Charcuterie


Chocolate Dessert Charcuterie Board includes recipes for chocolate covered figs, chocolate nut roll, and tips on how to make a chocolate board!

Hot Chocolate Board Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board 2 min

With more of us staying in, why not plan a movie night at home with your family and create an Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board to kick off the night? It’s really easy and so much fun to put together!

Holiday Boards

Holiday Charcuterie BoardHoliday-Charcuterie-Board-landscape

Holiday Charcuterie Board – Adds lots of colors, flavors, and textures to your holiday table by assembling this family-size snack board! Perfect to snack on while Christmas dinner is being prepared or take it on the go for holiday parties and potlucks.

Grinch Hot Cocoa BoardGrinch hot cocoa board

This Grinch Hot Cocoa Board is a fun and festive charcuterie board for the holidays! 

Christmas Cookie BoardChristmas Cookie Board

Christmas Cookie Boards are the most fun way to serve cookies! Add your favorite candy and a sugar cookie dip to finish it off.

Thanksgiving BoardThanksgiving Charcuterie Board

A fall-inspired Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board is great as an easy appetizer to the busiest cooking day of the year. A simple to assemble cheese board with easy-to-find ingredients is a great make-ahead appetizer that also travels well.

Fall Charcuterie Board

Vegan-Hummus-and-Cheese-PlatterThis colorful fall-themed vegan appetizer platter features almond cheese, three types of hummus, and all the seasonal goodness you can imagine from figs to winter squash and crunchy pecans. Totally customizable to your needs, this ultimate snack board is sure to wow your guests with only minimal preparation time!

Autumn Charcuterie Boardfall cheese and charcuterie board recipe

Need an easy & eye-catching appetizer for fall parties & holidays? Prep and assemble a simple board (meat & cheese platter) with autumn-themed ingredients in about 30 minutes. This one features cured meats, hard and soft cheeses, seasonal produce like apples and pears, plus sweet & savory nibbles so there’s a variety of flavors.

Salad Dinner CharcuterieSalad Dinner Charcuterie Board

This charcuterie board has an added salad so it makes a complete meal!

Valentine’s Day CharcuterieValentines-Day-Charcuterie-Board

Learn how to make an epic Valentine’s Day board your guests will adore (even the kids). Get suggestions for ingredients and learn which cheese to leave off the tray. 

Sweet Valentine’s Charcuterie Board

Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board

Want to create a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day? Make this Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board.

Whether you love snacks for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late-night snack, charcuterie boards are always an ideal and delicious way to celebrate special occasions. It’s like putting together your own mini-buffet of tasty treats! Charcuterie boards make the perfect appetizer and can easily be tailored to suit any theme or mood. So next time you’re looking for a creative way to spruce up your snack platter, don’t be afraid to get creative with a charcuterie board. The possibilities are nearly endless! Have you made a fun-themed board? Share your ideas and photos in the comments below!