How to Make a Charcuterie Board

How to Make a Charcuterie Board

Over the past few years, charcuterie boards have become an important part of entertaining. It's a great way to introduce people to new types of meats and cheeses as well as provide a cohesive theme for your party. The best charcuterie boards are made with balance, variation, and plenty of delicious toppings that go beyond just olives or pepperoncini peppers! In today's blog from Pompos Boards, we'll show you how to make the best charcuterie board for your next gathering or event!

Meat and salami

The Basics

The first step to creating a charcuterie board is to select the right meats and cheeses. You'll want a variety of textures, colors, and flavors to make your charcuterie board stand out. Try different types of ham, salami, bacon, and sausage as well as hard and soft cheeses. Be sure to include a few spreadable kinds of cheese such as brie or blue cheese as well.

Variety of nuts

Fruits & Nuts

It's time to have some fun with your charcuterie boards! The next step of creating a charcuterie board is adding in the tasty extras. A good charcuterie board should include both sweet and savory additions so try fruit, nuts, or even chocolate for an extra decadent treat. Once you've selected your fruits & nuts, it's time to start assembling your charcuterie board.

Beautifully arranged Charcuterie Board


Once you've selected your meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts, and sweets, it's time to start assembling the board. Start by arranging your meats in the center of the board and then surround them with assorted cheeses. Add some pickles, olives, and pepperoncini peppers to give your charcuterie board some extra flavor. Finally, top off the board with your fruits and nuts, a few slices of bread, or some crackers and you're ready to go!

Charcuterie Board on wood


When it comes to serving, there are a few things to keep in mind. Be sure to let your guests help themselves so they can create their own personally plated charcuterie board. If you're serving a lot of people, it might be a good idea to have multiple boards so everyone can get their own variety. And finally, charcuterie boards are best enjoyed with a glass of wine or beer!

The best charcuterie boards are empty by the time your guests leave! For hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind charcuterie boards, be sure to check out all of our products at Pompos Boards today. All of our boards are unique and make the perfect addition to any social gathering, event, or even a romantic evening at home. Shop today!