DIY Charcuterie Board

DIY Charcuterie Board

DIY Charcuterie Board

These deliciously simple DIY charcuterie board ideas are the perfect party appetizers for noshing! Made with your favorite charcuterie meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and dips, it’s an easy yet elegant way to feed a crowd.


Recipe created by Alyssia Sheikh of Mind Over Munch.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time

Feeds 6-8 people


Spreads & Brined Items:

  • ¼ cup prune jam
  • ¼ cup grainy mustard
  • ⅓ cup green & kalamata olives
  • 20 + toothpicks


  • 4 oz sharp cheddar squares
  • 4 oz Swiss cheese squares
  • 4 oz mozzarella balls

Meat & Eggs:

  • 2 oz salami
  • 2 oz prosciutto
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, halved

Crackers & Eggs:

  • 20-30 dried fruit and nut crackers
  • 15-20 crunchy breadsticks

Fruits & Vegetables:

  • 5 oz Sunsweet Amaz!n™ Prunes
  • ½ red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced into ribbons & rolled

Nuts & Seeds:

  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup walnuts

Herbs & Garnishes:

  • 8-10 fresh thyme sprigs, (and/or rosemary)
  • sprinkle of black pepper



  • Choose a large cutting board or platter to use for charcuterie. (Or a medium-sized board plus additional plates or bowls.)


  • Prepare ingredients for charcuterie board as needed: prep or cook any homemade recipes, slice cheese into squares, roll sliced meats if desired, cut vegetables for snacking.


  • Begin assembling board with any items that need to be served in small bowls—like dips and spreads, or brined items like olives.


  • Next, arrange cheeses and meats on board in desired pattern. (It’s okay to adjust them as you go!)


  • Layer on crackers or breads, along with fruits and vegetables.


  • Finally, add nuts and seeds to board in small piles (or small bowls).


  • Finish board with fresh herb sprigs, a crack of black pepper, and any desired garnishes.