The Art of Hosting:

How to Make Charcuterie

Here’s the scenario… you invited friends over for an actual, honest-to-goodness, dinner party but you forgot to make an appetizer. The answer to all your troubles is a charcuterie board. Join our Brand Director Stephanie for her tips to put together a pair of fancy-schmancy, “keep your guests snacking while you put the finishing touches on dinner” charcuterie boards.

What You’ll Need

  • 2x Cutting boards for serving
  • Cheese assortment (brie, gouda, cheddar are what we used)
  • Salami
  • Prosciutto
  • Dried apricots
  • Marcona almonds (we used the truffle flavored ones!)
  • Red grapes
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Honey (for drizzling)
  • Crackers

Our Easy Tips

  • We love dividing the two boards between the meat-centered one and the fruit and nut-centered one. That way the meat-eaters and vegetarians can all coexist peacefully!
  • Consider the colors of the food you’ll be serving when choosing cutting boards. Remember, they’re the canvas for your beautiful food art.
  • Amplify the flavor and sweetness of cut grapes with a light dusting of flaky sea salt.
  • Use the blocks of cheese as barriers to help keep unruly nuts from tumbling off your charcuterie boards.
  • Once the boards are assembled, drizzle honey over the cheese to give it an extra sweet layer of flavor. The name of the game is salty-sweet, people!


And that’s it—so easy right? And the best part of all is you can check out our full collection of party-approved decor and serving essentials below.

Shop the Hosting Essentials Collection

Shop the Hosting Essentials Collection

Autumn Still Life with Pampas Grass Serving Tray

by Amanda Laurel Atkins


Ocean Gypsy II Framed Art Print

by Ingrid Beddoes


Peach, Pale Orange, Yellow & Dark Navy Blue Floral Pattern Coasters

by Beth Norton


Zooey Magnolia Cutting Board

by Megan Galante


The Night Garden Framed Art Print

by Emily Winfield Martin


Boho Botanica Black Cutting Board

by Megan Galante


Autumn Floral Pattern Serving Tray

by Lane and Lucia


Elegant Ink Floral Coasters

by Caroline Smith


Scott Fluhler

Brand & Content Strategist