Fall Charcuterie Board

Oh, I can already feel the cozy autumn vibes in the air! As the leaves start to change color, it’s time to embrace all things fall, including updating your charcuterie board game. With Halloween parties and friendsgivings just around the corner, now is the perfect time to sharpen those charcuterie skills and create a cheese board that will wow your guests. 😉 

Trust me, it’s all in the details! That’s why I love adding those quintessential fall touches with seasonal fruit, adorable mini pumpkins, and elegant dark accents. These simple additions can take your cheese board from ordinary to extraordinary, creating a feast for both the eyes and taste buds. So, let’s get started and I’ll share with you my top tips for creating a fall cheese board that will have everyone talking!

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Fall Charcuterie Board

Before gathering your perishable items, you’ll need dinnerware items to use as the base of the cheese board. I love using a round slate board for fall and winter because of the dark matte coloring. It will still look beautiful and moody even as your guests eat away the food.

I typically use 3 to 4 small bowls to hold smaller or messy items like olives, nuts, and cream cheese. Choosing dark colors for your bowl will really help the food items pop!

I also love finding ways to incorporate fall accents into the cutlery, like these beautiful gold cheese knives from Anthropologie. They are so beautiful and unique and really add an extra special touch.

Fall Charcuterie Board supplies

Gather your supplies

Below are the items I used in my shopping list.

  1. Cheese (Trader Joe’s): cheddar, red wine cheese, blueberry goat cheese, apricot cheese, green goddess cheese
  2. Fruit: blackberries, figs, pomegranates, concord grapes, dried mandarins
  3. Meats: salame, prosciutto
  4. Pumpkin crackers, cracker assortment
  5. Pumpkin cream cheese
  6. Pumpkin seeds
  7. Olives
  8. Mini pickles
  9. Dark chocolate-covered almonds
  10. Mini pumpkin and rosemary for garnish

fall cheeseboard ingredientsWhen shopping for a fall charcuterie board, it’s important to keep in mind color and flavor. I like to stick to darker colors like purple, orange, and green in both the cheeses and the other items. Flavors to pay attention to are pumpkin spice, ginger, rosemary, darker berries, and just rich flavors in general.

Cheese For Charcuterie

When it comes to creating the perfect fall snack board, having a variety of cheeses is a must. Cheese not only adds a burst of flavor to your charcuterie, but it also brings a sense of elegance to your spread. From creamy Brie to sharp Cheddar, there are endless options to choose from. For an extra touch of fall flavor, I love adding a spread of apple butter alongside my cheese selections. It’s the perfect combination of savory and sweet, making it an easy fall appetizer that your guests will love. Don’t forget to arrange your cheeses on a beautiful wooden board to really capture the cozy vibes of this time of year.

Types Of Meat For Charcuterie

A fall snack board wouldn’t be complete without a variety of meats. From savory salami to smoky prosciutto, these cured meats add depth and richness to your charcuterie. When I’m putting together my own fall snack board, I love adding a mix of different flavors and textures. Whether you prefer mild or spicy, there’s something for everyone at the grocery store. And if you’re like me and love a good balance of flavors, I recommend adding some tangy mustard or sweet honey to complement the meats. Just make sure to include affiliate links to your favorite brands in case your readers want to recreate your charcuterie masterpiece.

Fruit For Charcuterie Board

To bring a burst of freshness and fall flavor to your charcuterie board, don’t forget to add some fruit. With so many delicious options in season during this time of year, it’s the perfect opportunity to showcase the vibrant colors and tastes of fall. Whether it’s juicy grapes, crisp apples, or sweet pears, incorporating fruit adds a refreshing element to your spread. Plus, the combination of flavors between the cheese, meats, and fruit is simply divine. To keep it easy for your readers to follow along, make sure to include a “jump to recipe” link in your blog post, so they can quickly access the delicious details.

Crackers For Charcuterie Board

Now, let’s talk about the unsung heroes of any charcuterie board – the crackers. These humble bites provide the perfect vessel for enjoying all the delicious flavors on your fall snack board. From buttery and flaky to crispy and savory, there’s a cracker for every palate. Don’t forget to include a variety of options to cater to different tastes and dietary needs. Whether it’s classic water crackers or gluten-free options, your guests will appreciate the thoughtfulness. As you arrange your crackers on your wooden board, take a moment to step back and admire your creation. It’s the perfect fall centerpiece for any gathering, and your loved ones will love digging in to enjoy the perfect fall medley of flavors.

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Create your board

Now you’ve gotten to the fun part: making your charcuterie board. I like to start with the vessels and cheese as my base and then build around them.

When placing your salami, you can fold them in half twice to make pretty petal-esque shapes. This looks beautiful when clustered together in a corner of the board.

As you continue to build your board, pay attention to color, shape, and texture. Try to vary colors across the board to make it visually appealing! Fill in all of the space on your board and top with berries, figs, and rosemary.

Fall Charcuterie Board

Enjoy fall snacking with a beautiful charcuterie board!

Fall charcuterie boards are the perfect way to embrace the flavors and cozy vibes of the season. By incorporating a variety of meats and cheeses, you can create a tantalizing spread that will impress your guests and satisfy their cravings for fall snacks. The combination of savory, smoky, creamy, and tangy flavors will leave everyone coming back for more. So, gather your favorite autumn ingredients, grab a beautiful wood board, and let your creative juices flow. With a little bit of imagination and a whole lot of deliciousness, you can create a memorable fall charcuterie board that will be the highlight of any gathering. Happy snacking!

Now you’re ready to impress your guests with a beautiful and elegant fall charcuterie board! For other fall food styling tips, check out my fall coffee cart HERE and MOODY HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE HERE. 

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