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Top-down view of a small charcuterie board made for two

Simple Small Charcuterie Board (+ Ideas)

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  • Author: Chelsea Joy
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


Use this guide to create the perfect small charcuterie board for 2-4 people! This makes an excellent no cook lunch, picnic, or dinner. Be sure to read through the post for tips on pairing flavors and styling the board.


Meats: Choose 1-2, 2-4 oz of each

  • Deli ham
  • Salami
  • Proscuitto
  • Pepperoni
  • Sopressata
  • Capocollo
  • Sliced roast beef
  • Deli turkey
  • Smoked salmon
  • Pate
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Beef or turkey sticks, cut to smaller lengths if necessary

Cheeses: Choose 1-2, 2-4 oz of each

  • Sharp cheddar
  • Goat cheese chevre
  • Prairie Breeze
  • Gouda
  • Smoked cheddar
  • Blue cheese (not too crumbly)
  • Brie

Fruits: Choose 1-2 (optional)

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Berries
  • Grapes
  • Figs (fresh or dried)
  • Dates
  • Dried cranberries or blueberries

Veggies: Choose 1-2 (optional)

  • Radishes (whole or sliced)
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes (especially cherry or grape)
  • Broccoli Florets
  • Cauliflower Florets

Extras: Choose 1-4 (optional)

  • Crackers
  • Pork Rinds or Cracklings
  • Plantain Chips
  • Nuts (toasted or raw)
  • Jams/jellies
  • Olives
  • Pickled veggies

Toppings/Garnishings: Choose 1-2 (optional)

  • Fresh herbs
  • Nuts
  • Dried cranberries or blueberries
  • Chocolate chips
  • Drizzle of honey (I often use this over goat cheese or other spreadable cheeses!)


  1. Choose the foods you'd like to include on your charcuterie board from the list above. Keep in mind that most charcuterie boards include meats, cheese, either fruits or veggies, and something crunchy like crackers or nuts. Use the toppings/garnishings to fill in gaps when putting together the board.