Winter Charcuterie Board

A cheeseboard is an ideal stationary hors d'oeuvre for holiday entertaining. Select a variety of cheeses, making sure to include an aged variety, a creamy cheese, a blue cheese and perhaps a smoked cheese. Round out the platter with cold cuts, bread, an abundance of seasonal fruits, dried fruit, crudité, nuts and olives. We even included some dark chocolate to cap it off!

Winter Charcuterie Board
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
20 servings
Nutrition Profile:


  • 4 ounces aged sheep's-milk cheese, such as manchego or pecorino

  • 4 ounces smoked Cheddar or smoked Gouda cheese

  • 4 ounces aged Cheddar or Gruyère cheese

  • 2 ounces fresh goat cheese

  • 2 ounces blue-veined cheese, such as Gorgonzola, Roquefort or Stilton

  • 4 ounces thinly sliced Italian cold cuts, such as capicola, prosciutto or bresaola

  • 1 small baguette, thinly sliced

  • ½ pound fresh fruit, such as grapes, pomegranate, figs, pears and/or apples

  • 1 cup raw vegetables, such as carrot sticks, thinly sliced golden beets, sliced fennel, sliced bell pepper, sugar snap peas, radishes and/or Belgian endive leaves

  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, broken into pieces

  • ½ cup dried fruit, such as apricots or figs

  • ¼ cup almonds, preferably Marcona almonds

  • ½ cup honey

  • ¼ cup olives


  1. Arrange cheeses on the board. Pinch cold cut slices into ruffle shapes and arrange them on the board. Add baguette slices. Tuck fresh fruit, raw vegetables, chocolate, dried fruit and almonds into any openings. Place honey and olives in small bowls and nestle the bowls into any open spaces on the board. Don't forget to set out cheese knives, a honey dipper and a bowl for olive pits.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

248 Calories
12g Fat
28g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 18g
Added Sugars 11g 22%
Protein 10g 19%
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Vitamin A 1568IU 31%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 6mcg 2%
Sodium 374mg 16%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 25mg 6%
Potassium 218mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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