How to Make a Mediterranean Charcuterie Board

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A Mediterranean charcuterie board is a classic appetizer that serves up some of the best charcuterie foods – think fresh fruits and vegetables, pickled food, Mediterranean cheese and meats, and delicious dips. Often called Mediterranean Mezza, a gorgeous and fresh board makes the perfect Mediterranean Appetizer that can be served up for your next dinner party, as a snack during a cocktail party, or as the main event with a bottle of wine. While you can see information on the ingredients we used to create this Mediterranean grazing board, the options are endless.

Below you can find suggestions for how to make and assemble and Mediterranean Board as well as some of the best ingredients. Choose fresh food, and local ingredients to make a beautiful and delicious charcuterie board.

Mediterranean Charcuterie Board
Mediterranean Charcuterie

How to Serve a Mediterranean Charcuterie Board

A Mediterranean Charcuterie board feels like the definition of summer – my favorite place to enjoy this board is outside on our patio. This board can easily be made as a simple snack or as a complete meal.

What is Mezze

Mezze is a family style board with dips, spreads, fruits and vegetables, and small bowls of food. We often think of Mezze as an appetizer or snack, but like charcuterie boards, Mezze can also be served as the main meal. There is so many amazing Mediterranean foods that can be served as Mezze – think all the delicious foods like hummus, olives, tzatziki, and and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Mezze can be served in many different ways included as individual bowls or plates, or all on the charcuterie board.

Best Ingredients for a Mediterranean Charcuterie Board

When you are selecting the best ingredients for a Mediterranean Charcuterie Board, think about your favorite Mediterranean foods. For my board, I chose a selection of delicious and fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and cheese, hummus, and some crackers and other dips. Some of the most common foods to choose for a Mediterranean board include:

  • Dips including – hummus, tzatziki, baba ghanoush
  • Pita bread,/sliced bread
  • Nuts
  • Cheeses like feta, mozzarella, and other Mediterranean cheese
  • Fresh and grilled vegetables and fruit
  • Salads made from pickled or food served with herbs and oil
  • Olives, artichokes, peppers and other pickled vegetables
  • Charcuterie meats and fish

I chose to keep this board simple and chose ingredients that we readily available at the grocery store. You can also go a step further and make a Mediterranean dish to include on the charcuterie board. You can find a list of some great Mediterranean dishes here. Serve one of these recipes in a bowl and turn your board into a meal.

Below you can see exactly the ingredients we used.

Mediterranean Mezza Charcuterie Board

Mediterranean Board Ingredients:

  • Salami
  • Prosciutto
  • Grapes
  • Olives
  • Oiled Feta
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Hummus
  • Crackers
  • Tomatos
  • Fig Jam
  • Herbed Nuts

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How to Assemble a Mediterranean Charcuterie Board

Choose a medium to large board or platter (a small board works if you just want a small snacking board). Since a lot of the Mediterranean dips and food are best served in bowls, you will want a board that is big enough to hold everything. We used a rectangular board, but I’ve seen many examples of Mediterranean charcuterie boards on round boards.

Start by placing the ingredients and dips in bowls. Lay the bowls on the board. I like to place the bowls into groupings. Many of the best dips for this board can be purchased or made as home.

From here, ley out the rest of the ingredients in groups and rows covering the entire board. If you are serving this as a meal, you may also want to include a few separate bowls with bread or other Mediterranean dishes.

Mediterranean Charcuterie Board Recipe

Below you can see the exact recipe we used to make this charcuterie board.

Mediterranean Charcuterie Board


  • Charcuterie Board
  • Assortment of small bowls
  • Knives and spoons for serving


  • Grapes
  • Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella
  • Feta
  • Oranges
  • Crackers
  • Herbed Nuts
  • Proscuitto
  • Salami


  • Collect your ingredients and cut up any fruits and vegetables into bite sized pieces.
  • Add your dishes and dips into bowls.
  • Assemble your charcuterie board. Start by placing the bowls on the board and spread the other ingredients out on the board covering the entire board.

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