Charcuterie Board Guide

Charcuterie Board Guide
Charcuterie boards are quick and easy to throw together in a matter of minutes with little to no cooking required. As guests assemble their own bites, they can be serve as a gathering place for great conversations to start. Read on to learn the essential elements you'll need to build a great board. Then head to the store, armed with your checklist and let your cravings lead the way!

What You'll Need

Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and local food boutiques are great places to source beautiful, tasty elements for your grazing board. As you shop, aim for a spectrum of flavors (savory to sweet), comfort levels (familiar to exotic), and colors (think "rainbow").

Six Element Shopping Guide

1. Cheese

*Aim for one hard and one soft cheese like Brie, Goat Cheese, White Cheddar, and Parmesan.

2. Meat

Your favorite cured or air-dried meats like proscuitto, salami, ham, and summer sausage are all great choices.

3. Savory

Nuts, olives, pickles, dips and veggies.

4. Sweet

Fresh or dried fruits, jams, and chocolate help round out the palate.

5. Crackers

Our White Sonora Crackers are a delicious canvas for your guests to build their favorite flavor combos from your charcuterie board.

6. Garnish

Fresh herbs or edible flowers serve as nice finishing touch.


  1. Choose a board that accommodates your crowd size, whether it's a cutting board, a spacious platter, or a serving tray.

  2. Start with the larger elements, like cheese and meats as an anchor to your board.

  3. Add your savory and sweet elements.

  4. Fill in all the extra space with crackers.

  5. Add fresh herbs or edible flowers as a finishing touch.

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