Build your own charcuterie board



10 min


10 min


1 platter

Build your own charcuterie board

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Easy to assemble and dressed to impress, a charcuterie board with all the trimmings brings holiday guests together like nothing else can.


  • Iberian cured salami
  • dry chorizo
  • summer sausage
  • prosciutto
  • coppa
  • bresaola
  • baguette , sliced and toasted
  • crackers
  • mixed nuts
  • grainy mustard
  • fig jam
  • grapes
  • honey
  • sliced pears
  • dried apricots
  • hard cheese , (parmesan or aged cheddar)


  • Plan to serve 60 to 90 g of charcuterie per person (about half of that for any tiny guests).
  • Slice dried, hard sausages into rounds so that they’re easy to stack (or make mini “sandwiches”).  Try a herbed chorizo and a mild summer sausage.
  • Add a paper-thin sliced serrano ham, prosciutto or coppa, and arrange loosely. Meats like these  are easy for kids to grasp and chew.
  • Serve it all with something pickled to cut the richness, nuts for crunch, sliced baguette, crackers, a selection of mustards, and dried fruit, jam or chutney for a sweet contrast.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent November/December 2018 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso.