Build your own charcuterie board

  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes1 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).

  • 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.