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Holiday Charcuterie Board

Be the hostess with most-ess this holiday season with a decadent, delicious charcuterie board! This appetizer or snack option is highly customizable and facilitates lots of creativity in the kitchen. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to taste-test various cheeses with different flavor profiles. Read below to follow along with the recipe & don’t forget to upload a picture and tag @NevadaMilk when you try this delicious holiday treat out for yourself!

Holiday Charcuterie Board

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 people


Pick 1-2 from each category below:

Soft Cheese

  • Mozerella
  • Burrata
  • Brie
  • Cheese Curds

Semi-Soft Cheeses

  • Smoked Gouda
  • Jarlsberg
  • Blue Cheese
  • Gorgonzola
  • Queso Fresco

Semi-Hard Cheeses

  • Provolone
  • Havarti
  • Gruyere

Hard Cheeses

  • Asiago
  • Aged Cheddar
  • Irish Cheddar
  • Parmesan


  • Salami
  • Pepper Salami
  • Prosciutto de Parma
  • Serrano Ham
  • Pepperoni
  • Spanish Chorizo


  • Plan crackers
  • Toasted baguettes
  • Breadsticks
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Chocolate dipped or covered crackers

Fruits & Nuts

  • Sliced pear
  • Grapes
  • Roasted nut mix
  • Candied nut mix
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Cashews
  • Almonds
  • Pistachios
  • Figs
  • Dates
  • Blackberries
  • Rasperries


  • Berry jam
  • Castelvetrano olives
  • Rosemary garnish
  • Artichokes
  • Basil pesto
  • Bacon jam
  • Fig jam
  • Stone ground mustard
  • Honey
  • Sun dried tomato pesto
  • Roasted bell peppers


  • Select a cheeseboard you’d like to display your food items on.
  • Prep all items. This can include dicing your cheese, washing fruit, unwrapping meats, and/or placing your "extras" in ramekins.
  • Arrange your ramekins on your selected charcuterie board, spacing them apart from each other.
  • Add your cheese. Try to cover as much of the board as possible.
  • Continue filling the empty spaces with your meat and bread.
  • Finish off your board with any remaining fruit, nuts, and extras. Take your time experimenting with placements, colors, and textures to achieve optimal eye-appeal. You want the board to look full!