What We Put on a Fall Charcuterie Board

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Are you wondering what to put on a Fall Charcuterie Board?

We had guests this past weekend and so I will share what we put on our snack board!

wooden board filled with cheese, deli meats, crackers and more for a fall charcuterie board

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The Evolution of an Epic Fall Charcuterie Board

This Charcuterie Board started with an idea and that idea was a white/green neutral fall Charcuterie Board.

I made a list of things that fell into this category of white and green that have fall flavors for the fall season.

cutting board with a bunch of grapes in the middle and a stainless bowl to start
Start with a large wood board
  • White Cheddar
  • Manchego Cheese
  • Goat Cheese Logs (Regular & Herb)
  • Brie Cheese
  • Pistachio Nuts
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Green Grapes
  • Granny Smith Apples
  • White Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • Celery Sticks
  • Cucumber Slices
  • Dill Pickles
  • Green Olives
  • Crackers

Since I don’t really know of a deli meat that is white or green (thank goodness) We had a little bit of brown on our tray.

  • Salami
  • Proscuitto

We also wanted to add a few things that give this festive board a nice pop of color and also a show-stopper item.

  • Figs (Which I could only find at Trader Joe)

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a view of meats, cheeses, nuts, crackers and dips on my fall charcuterie board

Charcuterie

Charcuterie (shar-KOO-ta-REE) is a specific term with origins reaching as far back as 15thcentury France; literally translated, it means the products of a fancy pork butcher.

a overhead photo of a fall charcuterie board with a fig to add interest

The Show Stopper

I created the cutest pumpkin with brie cheese and phyllo dough. I got new recipes from my sweet friend Nicolle from Our Tiny Nest and shared the cutest mini pumpkin brie recipe.

brie pumpkin a highlight on my fall charcuterie board

My Favorite Charcuterie Board Items

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Charcuterie Boards Seasonal?

They don’t have to be but I think that’s the fun of a Charcuterie Board.

They can also be themed; dessert board, breakfast board, Halloween board, Christmas Board, the possibilities are unlimited.

Google any kind of (Fill in the blank) ___________ Charcuterie Board and you will get tons of ideas.

I like to look at other boards for inspiration and then take what I like from those ideas and make my own.

an overhead view of the fall charcuterie board

What kind of Cheeses go well Together on a Charcuterie Board?

My go-to cheeses are a couple of soft cheeses. A favorite is goat cheese and another creamy cheese is Buratta topped with olive oil. I also add a couple of hard cheeses. My go-to’s are Manchego and White Cheddar.

Asiago is another great choice for hard cheese and mozzarella is a perfect soft cheese. There are also so many different types of cheeses. I can’t forget swiss cheese and gouda cheese.

overview of a board with meats, cheese, olives and grapes.

What is normally on a Charcuterie Board?

Since a charcuterie board is basically snacks on a large board there is no normal of what has to be on it. However, the most common items that are on a Charcuterie Board are:

  • Soft Cheese
  • Hard Cheese
  • Fresh Fruit (Seasonal Fruits)
  • Dip
  1. Variety of Meats
  2. Crackers
  3. Savory Spreads
  4. French Bread

What is the difference between a Charcuterie Board and a Grazing Board?

It depends on who you ask but here is my opinion. A Charcuterie Board is a smaller portable snack board and a grazing board is more of a table that has an abundance of food that could be a meal for many.

Other Fall Charcuterie Board Ideas

These are other great options for your fall board

  • Fig Spread
  • Bourbon Apple Butter
  • Apricot Jam
  • Candy Corn
  • Bosc Pears
  • Red Grapes
  • Pumpkin Hummus
  • Anything Pumpkin Spice 🙂
showcasing the brie pumpkin wheel on the epic fall charcuterie board

Charcuterie Board Reminders

As a last note, I wanted to share a little reminder about company and entertaining.

We do Charcuterie Boards often when we have guests over but I think it can be a fun dinner idea.

Have beverages available. We love a crisp cold white wine, like a Pinot Grigio. If you enjoy red wine I suggest Pinot Noir.

Having paper plates or small bowls and napkins in stock is something that has taken me a long time to master but now I have a well-organized supply.

Small cheese spreaders, knives, and spoons are certainly not necessary but so fun if you do have them available.

Happy Fall!

Peace,

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2 Comments

  1. Lynn your charcuterie board looks gorgeous!!! I’m so glad you all enjoyed the pumpkin brie <3

    1. I have to tell you our guests were impressed. I forgot the egg wash but it still turned out great. It will definitely be one of my fall go-to’s

      I have a mom/daughter event in a couple of weeks and I’m going to make it again! Thanks for the recipe and the inspiration.

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