April 1, 2021

5 New Charcuterie Board Ideas You Have to Try in 2021

Charcuterie boards were all the rage this year, and the surrounding interest will only get bigger next year. Charcuterie is the art of arranging and preparing cured meats, cheeses, and finger foods on a large platter or board. Another way of naming a charcuterie board would be a meat and cheese board. However, people are now having fun with this setup and making all kinds of boards. Below I’ve listed some fun charcuterie board ideas.

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Charcuterie Pronunciation

Charcuterie boards are all the rage, but no one knows how to pronounce it! It cracks me up when I listen to people who struggle to pronounce this peculiar word. Here’s how to properly pronounce charcuterie: “shaar·koo·tr·ee”

Charcuterie Board Ideas

Don’t be afraid to have fun and try new themes. Below are a few new charcuterie board ideas. Feel free to tweak and make these ideas your own!

Breakfast Charcuterie Boards

Although this is breakfast-themed, there are still tons of foods you can include. To save time I used Bob’s Red Mill Homestyle Pancake Mix. It’s super easy to make and the pancakes taste homemade.

You could make a southern themed board with buttermilk biscuits, different flavors of jellies and jams, bacon, eggs, grits and don’t forget different butters, like whipped or honey. You could make a healthier breakfast board with fruits, avocados, egg whites, and turkey bacon or turkey sausage. Either way, have fun and use your imagination. You can separate things like eggs, jams, syrups, and honey by putting them in their own containers. This will add color and height variation.

Breakfast Charcuterie Board
Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Candy Charcuterie Board

Secondly, we have every kid’s favorite! For those with a sweet tooth, a candy board is a must-try! Candy comes in bright and colorful flavors, which makes it easy to pack a board with wondrous treats. Fill your board with sweet and sour treats, hard candies, gummies, and chocolate-covered sweets.

candy charcuterie board

Fruit Charcuterie Board

Looking for something healthier or lighter? Try a fruitcuterie board! This is also a great way to get your kids interested in fruits. Make it colorful and don’t stress too much about what to put on the fruit platter. Add some yogurt, cheeses, or nuts to spruce it up and add textures.

Fruit Charcuterie Board

Spanish Charcuterie Board

You can call this a taco board or even a Spanish board. Either way you can fill your platter with all your favorite foods like soft or crunchy taco shells, ground beef, chicken, guacamole, pico de gallo, and cheeses. It’s a fun way to spruce up family taco night! Have fun and don’t be afraid to add all the toppings and sides that make your heart happy.

Spanish Charcuterie Board

Dessert Charcuterie Board

Lastly, dessert boards are all the rage! Combine your favorite desserts and wow the crowd. Have fun and add items like chocolate-covered pretzels, marshmallows, strawberries, cookies, graham crackers and more. Don’t forget fruit and dipping sauces like warm chocolate and caramel.

Dessert charcuterie board


Charcuterie boards are fun and can be the center of any party. I hope these ideas have sparked your imagination. In the comments , let me know, what’s your favorite charcuterie board.

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