11 Amazing Small Charcuterie Board Ideas for Every Occassion

Not every charcuterie board needs to be huge and masterful. Often the best charcuterie boards are simple and small. A small charcuterie board is perfect for a dinner for two or a small cocktail or dinner party.

Below you can find small charcuterie board ideas to inspire your next creation with a link to each small charcuterie board recipe. Get creative and create something beautiful and delicious for your next gathering.

Top Tips for Small Charcuterie Ideas

here are eight practical tips for crafting a delightful and well-balanced small charcuterie board:

  1. Select a Focal Point: Choose one or two star items to anchor your small charcuterie board. This could be a standout cheese, a unique cured meat, or a signature dip that sets the tone for the rest of the offerings.
  2. Limited Variety, Maximum Flavor: Focus on a few high-quality ingredients to ensure each element shines. Select a mix of textures and flavors that complement and enhance one another.
  3. Mix and Match: Incorporate a balance of flavors by combining salty, creamy, tangy, and sweet components. For example, pair a sharp cheese with honey, or prosciutto with fresh fruit.
  4. Utilize Vertical Space: Opt for vertical presentation by using tiered serving stands or stacking elements for an appealing visual effect. This maximizes space and adds depth to your board.
  5. Keep It Seasonal: Choose fruits, vegetables, and other accompaniments that are in season. Seasonal produce tends to be more flavorful and cost-effective, and it adds a fresh touch to your board.
  6. Artful Arrangement: Pay attention to the arrangement of items on your small charcuterie board. Place larger items at the center and arrange smaller elements around them, creating an aesthetically pleasing display.
  7. Multipurpose Ingredients: Select items that can serve multiple roles. For instance, use a crusty baguette as both a base and an accompaniment, or offer a versatile cheese that pairs well with various meats and spreads.
  8. Thoughtful Pairings: Think about the natural pairings of ingredients. For example, pair figs with blue cheese or nuts with honey. These combinations not only taste great but also add visual interest.

Creating a small charcuterie board is all about maximizing flavor and visual appeal within a confined space.

Best Small Charcuterie Board Ideas

Small Summer Charcuterie Board

Topped off with fresh flowers, this small charcuterie board screams summer! Serve this charcuterie platter right on your deck or patio with a glass of summer wine.

Small Charcuterie Board Ideas

Easy Small Charcuterie Board

Cram your ingredients onto a small board with a row of brie as the centerpiece and you have a perfect, easy, small charcuterie board.

This is almost exactly what I make when company visits as my go-to board. Get creative with cutting up the fruit and arranging the flowers for a great board.

Small Charcuterie Board Ideas

Simple Small Charcuterie Board

This board is so easy to make and still have all the classic ingredients for a charcuterie board. Pair crackers, meat cheese and a few extras together to get this small board. This is a great charcuterie board for two or as a light snack before dinner.

Add some fresh flowers to pull the look together!

Small Charcuterie Board Ideas
Small Charcuterie Board Ideas

Simple Italian Charcuterie Board

This delicious charcuterie board comes from Italy with pickled ingredients and delicious cheese.

Olives, feta, salami, mozzarella and mushrooms make this a perfect small charcuterie board. Serve before or even after dinner.

Small Charcuterie Board Ideas

Small Charcuterie Board

This small board is a classic take on the charcuterie board with meat, cheese, fruit, and pickles.

Select your favorite ingredients or find a shopping list on the list below to make a delicious charcuterie board.

Small Charcuterie Board Ideas

Colorful Small Charcuterie Board

This colorful board is easy to make and delicious. Add your basic ingredients including some fun fruit like dried pineapple and pomegranate seeds. This board is a great snacking board all year long.

Small Charcuterie Board Ideas

Veggie Charcuterie Board

This board is healthy and full of crunch. Keep your small charcuterie board simple and vegan with fresh vegetables arranged on the small board. Add this board to a dinner or as a healthy appetizer. Not only is this small board colorful, but it’s bursting with flavor!

Small Charcuterie Board Ideas

Fruit Charcuterie Board Mandala

This small charcuterie board is perfect for any time of day. Made with just a few types of fruit and arranged in radiating circles, this board is fun and healthy.

Serve up with small charcuterie board for breakfast, as an afternoon snack or even as dessert!

Small Charcuterie Board Ideas

Burrata, Proscuitto and Peach Charcuterie Board

This is the freshest charcuterie board I’ve ever made. Full of ripe fruit, creamy cheese and salty meat this delicious and small charcutere board is perfect for serving up in the summer.

Drizzle on a little olive oil and garnish with basil for the perfect summer board.

Small Charcuterie Board Ideas

Melon Ball Charcuterie Board

This delicious and fresh charcuterie board is perfect for summer. Pairing melon, cheese and prioscuitto, this board is not only delicious, but gorgeous. Use fresh basil or mint to add interest to this board and add a few colorful berries to bring it all together.

Small Charcuterie Board Ideas

British Charcuterie Board

This simple charcuterie board is small and easy to make. Pile it up with fresh British ingredients like cheese and buscuits and add some fresh fruit, salami, and cucumbers. Top the board with some lavendar or rosemary spriggs.

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