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Easy, Simple, and Small Charcuterie Board

Learn how to whip up a show-stopping easy, simple, and small charcuterie board that's sure to impress your guests! Whether you're making a small charcuterie board for two or a modest gathering, get all the tips and tricks on how to make a perfect board. For everyone from beginner to pro, the step-by-step instructions will guarantee you create an epic charcuterie board.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy charcuterie board, small charcuterie board
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 364kcal
Author: Ansley Beutler

Ingredients
  

Snacks

  • ½ cup unshelled pistachios

Cheeses

  • 4 oz soft goat cheese
  • 1 wheel brie cheese
  • 4 oz smoked white cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup labneh - drizzled with olive oil

Meats

  • 2 - 4 oz Peppered Genoa Salami
  • 3 - 5 oz Hot Italian Salami
  • 4 oz Prosciutto

Crackers

  • ½ cup bagel crisps
  • ½ cup almond flour crackers

Fillings

  • Handful of strawberries
  • Handful of pitted cherries

Instructions

  • Select your board and lay out any snack bowls you are using first.
  • Add the cheeses to the board around the bowls. If you have a hard cheese, go ahead and slice it into pieces and lay them out in a pile.
  • Layer your meats on the board alongside the cheeses, making sure to space them out so they aren't all in one area. Fold any thin slices of meat into a triangle to create a "flower-like" style and lay them on top of one another in a row around one of the cheeses.
  • Place crackers or bread in large empty spaces on the board.
  • Finally, fill in any bare spots with your fillings. You can also use your fillings to add a pop of color in an area of the board that may need it.
  • Serve alongside small plates, napkins, utensils, and a bottle of your favorite wine!

Notes

Cheeses : When selecting your cheeses, try to add variety in taste, texture, and appearance. If only choosing , go for a soft cheese and a hard one. If you're entertaining a crowd, throw a spreadable cheese like labneh or whipped feta into the mix.
Meats : Like the cheeses, be sure to select different styles of meat. Pick at least one firm meat and one thinner like a salami and prosciutto.
Styling Tip : One of the best things about this easy charcuterie board is that there are no clear cut rules. It's hard to mess one up! Your charcuterie board doesn't have to look like a boogie styled masterpiece. Use the tips I've listed out above on how to properly lay out your elements so they look nice and let the rest be!
Assembly Tip : When laying out your items for your easy charcuterie board, just remember to start with the largest items first and work your way down to the smallest.
Serving : To serve your small charcuterie board, make sure to lay out some plates, napkins, and utensils for your guests to use. Most charcuterie boards don't require utensils but it's always a good idea to have them there just in case. If you have a spreadable dip, you will need a knife as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 2mg
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