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Two themed gluten free charcuterie boards on wooden cutting boards

Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board

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  • Author: Chelsea Joy
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


No need to cram a board with candy and desserts when your charcuterie board looks like this — and it can easily be a lunch, light dinner, or appetizer for Galentine's Day.

Remember, you can mix and match for this charcuterie board. Focus on reds, pinks, and purples for a Valentine's Day color palette!


  • Uncured salami
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Soft goat chèvre cheese
  • Raw honey
  • Raw sharp cheddar
  • Dark chocolate (I love the Endangered Species brand)
  • Raspberry jam (I use this brand)
  • Red- or pink-skinned apples (I used Cosmo Crisp)
  • Pistachios
  • Fresh rosemary


  1. If using a soft cheese that you can mold, use your (clean) hands to shape the cheese into a heart shape. Alternatively, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter as a mold for the soft cheese. Once you've placed the soft cheese on the board, drizzle with honey.
  2. Make salami roses by folding salami around the rim of a small drinking glass or wine glass. Repeat until you have 2 layers of salami. Flip the glass over onto the serving board and gently remove the glass.
  3. Arrange the rest of the ingredients around the board. My best tips: Alternate between textures and flavors. Don't place cheese next to cheese or meat next to meat. Foods like pistachios can be used to fill in gaps. Add garnishes (rosemary or other fresh herbs) to add a final touch and spruce up boring areas.