French Charcuterie Board + Video
A French charcuterie board is easy to style with these simple tips. Perfect to have for guests during the fall and winter seasons.
I’ve decorated my kitchen for fall with gorgeous simple touches and have styled a French charcuterie board. I’m sharing tips on how to make it easy for guests to serve themselves and tips on what to put on a charcuterie board.
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I added simple fall touches to my kitchen this year. For the last part of summer, I went through every part of my house and purged as I’ve just been craving a more uncluttered home. After writing my book last year, there were so many things that were pushed aside (literally, in every corner of my house) so it feels good to have a fresh start.
This organic concrete and moss bowl (a project from my book) is a perfect fall touch to my countertop.
I added some more sweet Bells of Ireland and dusty rose-coloured carnations like I did in my crown and leaf place card post.
Plus I added a new piece of art, this stunning oil painting, in my kitchen, a piece I found for only a couple of dollars at a thrift shop.
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Charcuterie Board Styling
I bought this blond wooden pedestal board (large) and thought it would be the perfect item to have a charcuterie board on.
Because I didn’t know if this board was food safe, I covered it with a piece of parchment paper. This is my favorite brand.
Definition of Charcuterie:
The Miriam-Webster dictionary defines charcuterie board as a delicatessen specializing in dressed meats and meat dishes; also the products sold in such a shop.
So technically a charcuterie board is just meat but I like adding a selection of artisanal cheeses, crackers, pickles, olives etc. for the perfect tray to serve guests.
Tips for Charcuterie Board
- A different selection of cured meats such as prosciutto, salami, dry-cured sausage, pate
- A selection of artisanal cheeses (baked brie with red pepper jelly is a perfect match!)
- Add a bigger bowl of grape tomatoes with bocconcini balls sprinkled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and fresh basil
- Use different bowls and cups for holding such things as olives and pickles that you don’t want touching other items
- Adding a few small cups of nuts and pretzels in teacups makes for a pretty board
- Add crackers in bunches throughout the board
- Putting small bunches of grapes around the items separates the sections and adds more color
- Make sure to add utensils for items that need scooping up
- Be sure to add little side plates and napkins for guests to help themselves!
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I hope you enjoyed my French charcuterie board. The possibilities are endless! This is the perfect way to serve guests this fall season.
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love! thank you! laura in CO
I’m definitely inspired to put together a fancy tray of snacks now! Love your tip of using the parchment paper, and the tea cups are such a nice touch!
Thanks so much, Courtenay!
Great tips! The teacups on the board is such a pretty addition!
Absolutely a lovely idea. Your pictures, as always, are just beautiful. Hope you have a blessed, wonderful weekend. xo Diana
Thanks so much, Diana!
Love your simple fall style -that moss bowl is amazing. And your chaterueria board looks so good -perfect for fall entertaining. Beautiful job.
Thanks so much, Dannyelle!
Oh yum!! This is perfect timing as I was just wanting to put one of these together tonight for a dinner party. Is your board the medium or large size from Pottery Barn?
Thanks Jenn! It’s the large size, it’s massive.
Ahhhh, charcuterie boards are one of my very favourite meals to serve! It pairs so perfectly with a bottle of wine or some craft beer and I love that we can pick away at it for hours, stretching out our visits with friends. Definitely pinning this beautiful board for inspiration for our next dinner party!
Yes, I completely agree! It’s the perfect match.
I’m going to use your tea cup idea when I make Kelly Nan’s desert board. It will be a match made in heaven.
I love this kind of appy. Foods you can pick a bit of this, a bit of that are perfect. My next board will have pretzels. The salt on them compliment meats & cheese.
Great idea, Joanna! My board had pretzels too in one of the teacups.
What a most lovely Charcuterie board…I so love making them for guest and also ordering it from a restaurant….you have presented your board in such a way that your guests/family would most likely say, “it’s too pretty to eat!”
Thank you, Shirley! Yes, so easy to put together and so pretty at the same time.
you have such a beautiful kitchen. I love the idea of the Charcuterie board- such wonderful tips. I also liked seeing the bells of ireland- we grew them this year for our flower farm and they are such a unique and fun plant!!
Thanks so much, Ashlea. How fun that you grew them! I just love their colour.
Oh man! I LOVE a good charcuterie! 🙂
So easy, right? Thanks Shannon.
What a gorgeous space Jamie! I’m in love with your Bells of Ireland and Carnation arrangement! And your charcuterie plate looks delicious. Happy Fall!
Thanks so much, Jo-Anna! Happy fall to you too!
Sigh! This is beautiful and it made me hungry! I don’t know which I loved the decor or the charcuterie board!
haha thanks so much, Laura!
I love a charcuterie, it’s one of my favourite things actually! I simply adore how you’ve added vintage pieces to the board too, it looks very high-end and special for your guests! Your thrifted art is gorgeous too, that frame is spectacular! xo
Thanks for your sweet comment, Laurie!
I think my fave detail is the little piece of art behind the range. What a great touch!
Thanks Ariel, it was a great score!