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.

French Charcuterie Board/flowers in crock in kitchen.

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.

Open shelving in the kitchen with green and clear glasses on the shelves.

This organic concrete and moss bowl (a project from my book) is a perfect fall touch to my countertop.

Concrete and moss bowl on the white kitchen counter.

I added some more sweet Bells of Ireland and dusty rose-coloured carnations like I did in my crown and leaf place card post.

French Charcuterie Board on the counter leaning against the backsplash with a crock of flowers beside it.
Bells of Ireland in crock, French bread boards on the counter.

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.

Oil painting in the kitchen behind the stove depicting a nature scene.

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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.

French Charcuterie Board/large footed bread board with green clear glass pitcher and pink and green flowers.

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.

Cheese, meat pickles crackers on a charcuterie board.

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.

French Charcuterie Board/cheese, meat and crackers and napkins and white small plates beside it.

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!

French Charcuterie Board/cheese, crackers, meat, pretzels - So Much Better With Age

Tea cups filled with pickles and pretzels on the charcuterie board.

Video:

Be sure to watch my short video on this year’s fall decor!

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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How to style a charcuterie board graphic.

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30 Comments

  1. 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?

  2. 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!

  3. 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.
    Pinning!

  4. 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!”

  5. 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!!

  6. 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

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