Charcuterie Board
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My Charcuterie Board is a starting point only. Have fun and use your imagination to create one of your own.
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Serves: 10 to 20
  • 1 jar cornichon (gherkin) pickles
  • 1 jar green olives
  • 1 jar pickled okra
  • 1 jar pickled green tomatoes
  • 1 small container black pitted olives
  • 1 cup pickled cipollini onions
  • 1 jar pickled Peppadew sweet piquanté peppers
  • 1 package or ½ pound sliced soppressata
  • 1 pound deli-sliced roast beef
  • 1 package Italian prosciutto
  • 1 package rolled peppered salami
  • 1 (2-pound) ham
  • 1 container pimento cheese
  • 1 jar olive tapenade
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup whole grain mustard
  • 1 tub European butter
  • 1 jar roasted red pepper bruschetta
  • 1 round of brie cheese
  • 1 block of blue cheese (Roquefort or Gorgonzola)
  • 1 log of goat cheese
  • 1 block of cheddar cheese
  • 1 box sesame-seed breadsticks
  • 2 boxes of quality crackers
  • 1 baguette loaf, sliced into small rounds and toasted
  • 1 loaf whole grain artisan bead, sliced
Fresh Accents
  • 2 large tomatoes with stems attached
  • 1 container red cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup dark cherries
  • 1 bunch seedless red or black grapes
  • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  1. Find the center of your board and place the tallest items (vase of basil; jar of breadsticks}, so they are out of the way of reaching hands and arms.
  2. Place the meats and cheeses in the corners and along the edges to make them easy to reach from any directions and to differentiate them. And they should already have slices started with a small knife positioned nearby.
  3. Place small ramekins of spreads in different quadrants of your board.
  4. Crackers should be grouped in the spaces adjoining items that require them.
  5. The board should be crowded but easy to navigate. Every item that isn’t picked up with the fingers should have an accompanying spoon, fork, or spreader alongside.
  6. Fill empty spaces with accents like colorful napkins, grapes or berries, ripe tomatoes, and fresh herbs.
  7. For bread, line baskets with fabrics and napkins with bold colors (crimson red, mustard yellow, and olive green are good) to provide richness.
  8. Choose international beverages (wine, beer, soda, and tea) that compliment the foods and bring cultural interest to the table.
  9. The most important point: Use my directions only as a starting point. Get creative; have fun. Make your Charcuterie Board an expression of your taste by selecting the tastiest ingredients you can find.
Recipe by Acadiana Table at