A spread to feed a crowd that goes by many names.


Grazing Table

Grazing Plater



Snack Plate (as my daughter calls it)

Whatever you call it. It’s delicious, simple and always a party pleaser.

You can put in as much or as little effort as you like. There are different charcuterie board ideas to suit any budget, occasion, diet and age group.

With a selection of things like smoked salmon, cured meats, too many cheeses I can’t pronounce, seasonal fruits and something sweet, these unique charcuterie board ideas will make it easy next time you need to know what to put on a charcuterie board.

With so many charcuterie board party ideas, you will be fighting over who is bringing what!

Where to have a charcuterie board

There are so many places to serve a charcuterie board.

Red, White and Blue

Red, white and blue is a popular theme around the summertime in America. But you might be surprised to learn many other countries have red, white and blue flags:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Puerto Rico
  • Chile
  • Thailand
  • France

This Fourth of July board includes a suggested list of red, white and blue food ideas.

For this Patriotic Charcuterie Board, it’s all about the placement. (hint: it looks like a flag)

Budget Friendly Charcuterie

If the cost of creating a fabulous charcuterie spread is a concern, these setups keep your budget in mind.

You might not think its possible, but you can create this charcuterie board for under $30

Step-by-step photo instructions help you make this Patriotic charcuterie board on a budget

Breakfast Spreads

Nothing beats an all-you-can-eat breakfast-style buffet. And a scrumptious DIY option is so easy to put together for breakfast. Or whip up a mimosa (or two!) and call it a brunch board.

As if you can say no to this Pancake Breakfast Platter.

Waffle Charcuterie Board is possibly the only thing better than frozen waffles for breakfast.

Breakfast or Brunch Fruit Platter is the perfect well-balanced breakfast.

Holiday Themed Charcuterie Boards

The holidays are a great time to come together and share stories from the year over a bite to eat. And these are the most creative charcuterie board

An intricate charcuterie board design, this Thanksgiving Turkey Shaped Charcuterie Board is sure to wow.

What is Christmas without a Christmas Charcuterie Wreath?

This Christmas Tree Charcuterie won’t look like a tree for long.

Cheat your way to this Easter Charcuterie Board with store bought decorated cookies.

An Easter Candy Board that adults and children will enjoy.

Dietary Specific Smorgasboard

Sometimes dietary restrictions can make it hard to feed a lot of people. But a grazing table is a great way to include items that suit all different dietary requirements. Whether you’re plant based, a meat lover or gluten free, there is always a 

Keto Charcuterie Board provides a low-carb option.

A Veggie Tray with loads of colour.

Vegetarian Mezze Board inspired by the Mediterranean.

This Vegetarian Charcuterie Board is perfect for a light heat-free dinner during the hot summer.

Vegetarian Mezze Platter made in a few minutes.

Dessert Charcuterie Board

All that’s missing from these sweet dessert boards is ice cream. Although I’m not sure how long it will last before it melts!

A S’mores Board that provides for many different tastes and s’mores combinations.

A Chocolate Cheeseboard that pairs perfectly with sweet wines.

S’mores Dessert Board is a low-maintenance way to take your next summer BBQ to the next level.

Dip the sweet treats from your Hot Chocolate Charcuterie or eat them as is.

Valentines Day Grazing Plates

Unique charcuterie ideas to share with your special someone.

This Valentine’s Charcuterie Board is full of all things sweet, perfect for your sweetheart.

All things pink, white and red make up this Valentine’s Day Snack Board

A chocolate fruit dip is the stand out in this Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board

An Easy Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board that is simple to prepare.

Store Specific

Shopping at specific stores can also help you nail down your budget and buy from brands you know and trust.

Trader Joe’s provides the goods for this Trader Joe’s Charcuterie

An Aldi Charcuterie Board is a cheap way to provide food for a BBQ, potluck or party.

Around the World

The perfect way to celebrate all the different types of produce from all around the world.

Load up on cheese with this French Charcuterie platter

With Mediterranean diet-friendly foods, a Mediterranean Diet Charcuterie Board can be a healthier option.

Mediterranean Mezze Platter (with recipes) is all about the dips, spreads and small bites.

A fresh and colourful Mezze Platter

Greek Appetizer Platter featuring pita, tzatziki and hummus.

Other Themes

And lastly, the other themes like minor holidays and the seasons.

A sweet spread for St Patrick’s Day

Take your Halloween to the next level with this Halloween Charcuterie Board

I like the sound of Jacuterie – charcuterie in a jar

A Bloody Mary charcuterie board to wake you up or get the party started.

A Fall Cheese Board is the perfect way to experience new cheeses.

Warm up with this savory Winter Charcuterie Board.

A Summer Charcuterie Board is perfect for those hot days when you don’t want to cook.

Packed with fresh produce, the Spring Snack Board is all about a fresh start.


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