Charcuterie Board

The BEST CHARCUTERIE BOARD that kids and adults will love! Bonus, everything on this delicious snack board was purchased at Trader Joe’s (minus the wheat crackers).

Below you will find out, what is a charcuterie board and how to pronounce charcuterie. Also, amazing ideas and tip for assembling your snack boards.

KID FRIENDLY SNACK BOARD What is a charcuterie board?

The original charcuterie board was created in France on a wood platter, then filled with an assorted display of cured meats. Surrounding those sliced meats the board was filled with cheese, nuts and crackers.

Plain and simple, a charcuterie board is a snack board filled with an assortment of delectable snacks (primarily meats and cheese).

Ideas for charcuterie boards (kid friendly)

  • Assorted meats: Salami, Ham, Turkey etc.
  • Cheese
  • Veggies (cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, carrots, peppers Etc.)
  • Olives
  • Pickles
  • Seeds (Pumpkin, Sunflower Etc.)
  • Fruit (Apples, Strawberries, Grapes Etc.)
  • Dried Fruit (Apricot, Mandarin Oranges, Banana chips Etc.)
  • Ranch
  • Hummus
  • Pretzels
  • Chocolate Candies
  • Crackers
  • baguette bread
  • Jelly or jam
  • Bruschetta
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oilfor dipping
  • Crostini  

HOW TO PRONOUNCE CHARCUTERIE (Charcuterie Pronunciation)

I could not say shaar·koo·tr·ee for the longest time. Honestly, this word still tongue ties me from time to time. So, in all honesty we could just call it a snack board, but the word charcuterie does sound more elegant.

Click here and press play to hear exactly how to pronounce charcuterie.

How to assemble a Kid Friendly Charcuterie Board

Literally, do not over think it. The first time assembling a charcuterie board (snack board) I found myself scrambling to feed five hungry kiddos. There was no fancy cheese board purchased, just grabbed my baking pan and filled it with whatever I had left in the fridge and pantry. A few slices of salami, ham, a couple odd pieces of fruits, veggies and cheeses, just keep searching I bet you already have enough to make a charcuterie board right now.

Tips for assembling a Charcuterie Board

A couple reminders while assembling your boards. First, make sure to use little round dishes (ramakins or bowls) for your sauce and seeds. Then, remember not to place crackers or bread next to wet ingredients. Last, but not least, have fun with it. Design your boards however you please. You truly can’t go wrong while assembling yummy foods that you already love.

Themed Charcuterie Board Ideas

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Kid Friendly Charcuterie Board


Here is a list of all the delicious ideas for your charcuterie board


  • Cheese
  • Veggies (cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, carrots, peppers Etc.)
  • Olives
  • Pickles
  • Seeds (Pumpkin, Sunflower Etc.)
  • Fruit (Apples, Strawberries, Grapes Etc.)
  • Dried Fruit (Apricot, Mandarin Oranges, Banana chips Etc.)
  • Ranch
  • Hummus
  • Pretzels
  • Chocolate Candies
  • Crackers
  • baguette bread
  • Jelly or jam
  • Bruschetta
  • Salami, Ham, turkey
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for dipping
  • Crostini


  1. Prep all veggies, fruits, cheese
  2. Get out a board, large plate or baking pan
  3. Add round bowls for dips and seeds (we are a nut free home but of course nuts are an excellent addition)
  4. Assemble ingredients around the mini dishes making sure to keep wet and dry ingredients as separate as possible
  5. Fill round dishes with seeds and dips
  6. Viola
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Appetizer

Who invented Charcuterie Boards?

The French, in the late 15th century. The word it’s self is a fancy words meaning cured meats.

Does a Charcuterie board have to be wood?

No, you may also use a beautiful serving platter, a baking pan, salt block or food grate slate.

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  1. Thanks for the helpful ideas. Ready to entertain again.

  2. Looks delicious, thanks!

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