12 Epic Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas

Thanksgiving is one of the best times of year to serve up a charcuterie board. I love to serve up a board before dinner instead of lunch and let people snack without filling up on a big meal. Below you can find some of our favorite Thanksgiving charcuterie board ideas for your next gathering from vegetable turkey charcuterie board to the perfect fall board, we’ve got ideas for every celebration!

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Top Tip for Creating a Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board

Creating a Thanksgiving charcuterie board is a fun and creative way to impress your guests with a variety of flavors and textures. Here are some top tips for putting together a delicious and visually appealing charcuterie board for the holiday:

  1. Start with a quality board: Choose a wooden or slate board or platter as your base. The size of the board will depend on the number of guests and the amount of food you want to serve.
  2. Select a variety of meats: Include a selection of cured meats such as prosciutto, salami, and chorizo. These add a rich and savory element to your board.
  3. Choose a range of cheeses: Offer a mix of soft, semi-soft, and hard cheeses. Brie, cheddar, gouda, and blue cheese are popular choices. Don’t forget to provide a cheese knife or two.
  4. Add condiments and spreads: Include a variety of condiments like whole-grain mustard, honey, fig jam, or cranberry sauce to complement the cheeses and meats.
  5. Incorporate fresh fruits: Use seasonal fruits like grapes, apple slices, pear wedges, or dried fruits like apricots, figs, and dates to add sweetness and freshness.
  6. Include a selection of bread and crackers: Offer a mix of baguette slices, whole-grain crackers, and breadsticks for guests to pair with the meats and cheeses.
  7. Nuts and olives: Add some roasted nuts (almonds, walnuts) and a variety of olives for a salty and crunchy component.
  8. Fresh herbs: Garnish the board with fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme to enhance the presentation and add a fragrant element.
  9. Vegetables: Add some colorful and fresh veggies like cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, and cucumber slices to provide a refreshing balance to the richness of the other ingredients.
  10. Arrange thoughtfully: Place the items on the board with an eye for aesthetics. Consider the colors, shapes, and sizes of the items to create an attractive, balanced look. You can fan out the meats and fold or roll them, while arranging cheeses in different shapes and sizes.
  11. Label items: Use small signs or labels to identify the different cheeses, meats, and condiments so that your guests know what they’re enjoying.
  12. Keep it at room temperature: Take the charcuterie board out of the fridge about 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to come alive and the cheeses to soften.
  13. Be mindful of dietary restrictions: If you have guests with dietary restrictions, consider providing some vegetarian or gluten-free options to accommodate their needs.
  14. Be creative and have fun: Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different flavor combinations and arrangements. A well-curated charcuterie board can be a work of art.
  15. Refresh and replenish: As guests enjoy the board, keep an eye on the items that are running low and replenish them as needed to keep the board looking bountiful throughout your Thanksgiving celebration.

By following these tips, you’ll create a stunning Thanksgiving charcuterie board that not only pleases the palate but also adds an elegant touch to your holiday gathering.

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to serve up a charcuterie board. Whether you plan to make a traditional board or a creative turkey charcuterie board, we’ve got lots of thanks charcuterie board ideas to get you started.

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas: Medium board
Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas

Medium Charcuterie Board for Fall

This medium sized charcuterie board is perfect for Thanksgiving. Make this board early in the day and let people snack withoutout eating a large meal before the big event. Most of the food on this board will can sit out for an hour or two and you can keep adding and replacing as people eat.

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas
Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas: Brie Pumpkin Board

Baked Brie Charcuterie Board

This baked brie pumkin charcuterie board is a fun Thanksgiving board idea. Keep it autumnal with sage leaves and mini gourds and serve this up alongside your other thanksgiving appetizers.

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Cups

Make these individual and fun Thanksgiving Charcuterie cups as the perfect snack before the big meal. You can make these as fun and personal as you like. These are perfect if you have people with a lot of dietary restrictions!

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas
Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas: Funny little turkey

Funny Little Turkey Charcuterie Board

This funny little bird is an easy and excellent thanksgiving charcuterie board is you are looking for a small snack before dinner, or want a creative way to get your kids to eat some veggies on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas
Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas: Apple Caramel board

Caramel Apple Charcuterie Board

Creating this delightful board is a joy, and savoring its contents is an even more delightful experience! Stacked with apples, caramel, and various toppings, it’s a perfect autumn treat for everyone to enjoy, as they can personally dip their apples. Crafting this board is a quick task, and it’s sure to please any gathering immediately!

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas
Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas

Fall Charcuterie Board

This fall charcuterie board is loaded with ingredients with fall colors and textures. Add some decorative gourds to your boards and select orange and yellows to make your board fit into fall. This is a fun and festive charcuterie board for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas
Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas

Mediterannean Charcuterie Board

This slightly more traditional charcuterie board combines foods found along the Mediterranean. Create a classic charcuterie board to serve before Thanksgiving dinner to spice things up a bit.

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas
Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas: Turkey board

Turkey Shaped Charcuterie Board

This turkey shaped charcuterie board uses a pear as the turkey body. Get creative and surround your turkey body with cheese, fruit and vegetables and serve it up as a Thanksgiving appetizer.

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas
Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas: Dairy Free Board

Dairy Free Charcuterie Board

Even if you don’t have someone joining your for Thanksgiving who needs a dairy-free board,this board is perfect for the holidays. Instead of cheese, choose some classic charcuterie board dips like hummus.

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas
Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas

Simple Charcuterie Board

This simple an elegant charcuterie board is a refreshing board to serve up before Thanksgiving dinner. Add a few sweets like fresh blackberries and chocolate for a one-of-a-kind charcuterie board.

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas
Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas

Foccacia Charcuterie Board

Looking for Thanksgiving charcuterie board ideas that can be served during dinner? Why not try this edible foccaciaa charcuterie board. Decorate your bread with cheese and veggies and make this showstopper a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving meal.

Cornucopia Charcuterie Board

Mark the season’s abundance with a cornucopia charcuterie board tailored for fall. Shape the cornucopia with ease using puff pastry and adorn it with your chosen ingredients, arranged to overflow from the horn of plenty for a festive touch.

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