8 Items We Always Include On Our Charcuterie Board


This bread is crusty on the outside yet soft and airy on the inside and perfectly accompanies a variety of cheeses. If you can buy a mini baguette, that’s even better.


Most types of fruit would be welcome on a charcuterie board, but ones that are easy to pick up and less likely to leak juice everywhere are preferable. 


Whether you prefer Brie, Camembert, Reblochon, or Saint-André, soft cheese should be part of any cheese board. (Brie is our go-to because nearly every supermarket stocks it.) 


If you like some crunch with your cheese, be sure to include crackers on your charcuterie board. When choosing a cracker, we prefer a variety with some added flavor.

Dark chocolate

For these reasons and more (hello, antioxidants!), we nominate a few squares of dark chocolate — the higher the cocoa content, the better. 

Dried apricots

Insert your favorite dried fruit here, but if we had to pick just one to include on our charcuterie board — and due to space limitations, we sometimes do — it would be dried apricots. 

Goat cheese

Goat cheese is a nice departure from the others on this list…in a few ways! Its texture is semi-soft. Its flavor is salty or can be complemented with herbs, honey, or fruit mixed into it or added to the outside. 

Mixed nuts

You can buy endless varieties of packaged mixed nuts or just make a mixture of your favorites. Cashews and almonds are regulars on our board, but we’ll also offer others depending on the occasion. 

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