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How To Make a Kid-Friendly Charcutie Board

Build your own charcuterie board that is kid-friendly with these easy-to-follow instructions. Charcuterie boards are perfect appetizers for when you are hosting people or just want a simple fuss-free dinner.
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizer, charcuterie, Party appetizer
Servings: 12
Author: Camille Beckstrand


  • Cutting Board



  • ranch dressing
  • hummus


  • Swiss cheese
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • gouda cheese
  • havarti cheese
  • Pepper Jack cheese


  • ham slices
  • turkey slices
  • pepperoni slices
  • salami slices


  • baby carrots
  • sliced cucumbers
  • grape tomatoes


  • wheat thins
  • Ritz crackers
  • pretzel chips
  • pita chips

Other fillers:

  • black olives
  • green olives
  • trail mix
  • apple slices
  • orange slices
  • peanut butter filled pretzels


  • Set out a large platter or cutting board.
  • Start by putting dips and food items that need to be contained in small bowls. Spread the bowls out on the board.
  • Next, arrange the slices of cheese around the bowls.
  • Add the meats, spreading them around the cheese and bowls.
  • Add vegetables in empty spaces.
  • Add crackers, preferably by the cheeses and dips they go with.
  • Use fillers to fill in empty spaces left on the board.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Other items that you could put on your board:
  • string cheese
  • any kind of cheeseball
  • fresh berries
  • salsa and chips
  • guacamole
  • sliced baguettes
  • pickles
  • prosciutto
  • grapes
  • deviled eggs
  • flavored mustards
  • sliced celery (you could even make ants on a log if your family likes that!)
  • chopped broccoli
  • chopped cauliflower
  • sliced bell pepper
  • mini bell peppers
  • sugar snap peas