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50 Dinner Ideas to Serve After a Charcuterie Board

Serving charcuterie for a party appetizer and looking for the perfect dinner idea for afterwards? These 50 Dinner Ideas pair well with charcuterie whether it is for a special occasion or a simple family night. From chicken to steak and shrimp to lobster you are sure to find a dinner idea or two that will be enjoyed by your crowd. 

50 Dinner Ideas to Serve After a Charcuterie Board

What to Include for the Perfect Charcuterie Board

Building a charcuterie board can be very simple. Start with a wooden cutting board, large platter or a small plate depending on the size of the group you are serving. Then, add different types of cheeses, meats, crackers, fruit and dips. Most of these can be found at your local grocery store in the deli, produce and cheese departments. Other specialty grocery stores like Whole Foods are also fun places to look for more charcuterie board ideas.

Here are some ideas of what to include on your charcuterie board:

  • Soft cheeses: feta cheese, brie cheese, ricotta, burrata, blue cheese, goat cheese
  • Hard cheeses: parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, pecorino, gruyere 
  • Cured meat: prosciutto, salami, chorizo, ham, pepperoni
  • Fresh fruit: fresh figs, grapes, berries (I like to stick with fresh seasonal fruit so they are ripe)
  • Dips: fig jam, orange chutney, apricot jam
  • Crackers: wheat crackers, pita chips, butter crackers, water crackers 
  • Nuts: marcona almonds, cashews, pistachios 
  • Other: kalamata olives, spanish olives, garlic stuffed olives, dried fruit such as apricots, fresh cut vegetables such as cucumbers and carrots 
50 Dinner Ideas to Serve After a Charcuterie Board

When to Serve a Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie boards are very versatile can be served for many different occasions. Make one just for the family as a snack, for a girls night, as an appetizer for a crowd. We love to make charcuterie boards for a snack for the family because it is the easiest way to get our kids to eat a variety of healthy foods and extra protein. Also, it gives us creative ways to use up some random things leftover in our refrigerator all at one time. 

50 Dinner Ideas to Serve After Charcuterie

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