One of the most impressive, but surprisingly low-effort ways to wow a hungry crowd is with a charcuterie board. Layers of cured meats, cheese, fruits, and crackers require no cooking, which makes entertaining at home super easy. Think well beyond just cheese, meat and grapes, though. Easy to share charcuterie boards can also include delicious items like fruit, nuts, spreads, pickled foods and much more.
While creating a charcuterie board is simple, there is a method to making the perfect party platter. Check out these ideas for creating charcuterie boards of all kinds, including ones for kids, gluten-free friends, and even vegans.
Shauna Younge is a dessert table designer, craft stylist, and writer. As the macaron-addicted editor of Sweet Tooth, she blogs about dessert tables, sweet DIYs, and all things candy. She's also the co-founder of party-centric DIY site, Confetti Pop. She's happily married and happily mama and living in the Twin Cities with her husband and two girls. You can follow her sugar-laced antics on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.