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10 Food Items You NEED to Have for the Best Charcuterie Board

You really can put anything on a board and call it charcuterie, but here are some popular must-haves to make any picnic, date night, or family dinner delicious. 


  1. Different kinds of cheese: brie, cheddar, goat, manchego, mozzarella, blue cheese 

  2. Different kinds of cured meats: prosciutto, salami, ham

  3. Fruits: strawberries, grapes (green and/or red), raspberries

  4. Dried fruits and nuts: dried apricots, dates, almonds, pistachios 

  5. Olives, pickles

  6. Different dips: fig jam, honey, pesto, mustard, pepper jelly, garlic aioli 

  7. Crackers, bread, breadsticks, pretzels

  8. Vegetables: carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, roasted red bell peppers

  9. Chocolate: chocolate covered fruits and nuts

  10. Garnish: fresh herbs, edible flowers


Try getting creative with it! Focus on different colors, textures, and flavors for a picture-perfect board.


Maya Graham

Stonehill '22

Maya is currently a senior at Stonehill College. She is majoring in psychology and minoring in educational studies. She hopes to work with kids after graduating as a child psychologist. While she loves to write, she also loves to play volleyball. When she's on campus she enjoys being with her friends and when she goes home she enjoys being with her dogs, Shiloh and Millie.
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