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Simple Holiday Charcuterie Board

  • Author: Ansley Beutler
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Small Charcuterie Platter 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • Chopped dates (or alternative small snacking item)
  • 1 bunch red grapes
  • 2 - 3 high-quality cheeses (I used 2 goat's cheeses above and a hard sheep's cheese)
  • 2 - 3 high-quality cured meats (I use a peppered salami, prosciutto, and a hot calabrese)
  • 2 types of crackers (I used these almond flour crackers)
  • Garnishes (chopped nuts, dried fruit, fresh rosemary, etc.)
  • 1 bottle Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon (provides 4 - 6 glasses)


  1. Place a bowl with your small snacking item on the platter first
  2. Next add the bunch of grapes on the opposite side of the platter
  3. Place the cheeses on the board, making sure to place similar colored or textured cheeses apart from each other
  4. Follow with the meats.  Fold one type into a "flower" shape by first folding vertically and then horizontally.  Lay them on the board in a line around the cheeses and snack bowl.  With another type of meat, fold it in half and line in a row around the cheeses and bowl.  If you have a third type of meat, simply lay a few pieces out flat on the platter
  5. Next add the crackers in any large bare areas.  You can line them up in a row or place them in a small pile
  6. Finally, fill in any bare areas with garnishes like chopped nuts, dried fruit, and/or fresh rosemary (I used honey roasted pecans, dried apricots, and rosemary above).
  7. Pair it with a glass of Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon (for those 21 years of age and up)
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: simple charcuterie board, holiday charcuterie board, easy charcuterie board