Wondering what the best charcuterie platters to use for your charcuterie board ideas are? I’m sharing 15 charcuterie platter options and which type of charcuterie board they’d be perfect for – because the size, shape, and type of board matter!
Creating a gorgeous charcuterie board takes some thoughtful planning. One of the biggest mistakes most people make is selecting the wrong size or style of board, or charcuterie platter, for what they’re hoping to create. Good news is this is an easy mistake to fix!
If you’re just starting out, my Charcuterie Board for Beginners post will walk you through selecting the right size board for the number of people you’re serving, while also breaking down how to easily select and assemble the right amount of ingredients for a show-stopping charcuterie platter.
You can also download my easy to follow tutorial on how to create an Insta-worthy Charcuterie Board!
What size charcuterie platter should I use?
This will depend on how many people you are serving. If you’re serving 2-4 people, a small 12-14 inch round platter would be a sufficient size. If you’re serving a larger group, you’ll want to go with a larger round platter or large paddle-style board.
What type of charcuterie platter should I use?
There are so many choices available that it can be overwhelming. There are wooden platters, slate platters, marble platters, and even metal serving platters that can be used. Ideally, I would suggest selecting what is easily accessible for you. You can create a gorgeous charcuterie board from just about any size or style platter.
But, with that being said, there are a few things to consider to help with the selection of your charcuterie platter:
- Are you including small sauce bowls on your platter for dipping sauces? A round charcuterie platter using round dipping bowls works better than a rectangular board. Coordinating your bowl’s shape with your dipping sauce bowls helps the board layout flow smoothly.
- Are you going to need to transport your board? Marble charcuterie platters, while they are beautiful, can be excessively heavy. So if you’re looking to carry or transport your board, I would shy away from marble charcuterie platters. Another thing to consider if you’re carrying or transporting your board is choosing a board with handles.
- How will you be presenting your board? A round board works nicely if you’re hosting a small group of people. But, if you’re hosting a large group of people in a buffet-style setup, a longer, more rectangular board works better for accessibility.
Where to buy a charcuterie platter
With the rise in popularity with charcuterie boards, you can find various platters at just about any local home goods or kitchen store. Some speciality home decor boutiques may even carry options. But, if you don’t have time to go out and search, I’ve gathered up 15 of the best charcuterie platters available on Amazon that you can have delivered right to your front door!
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Jennifer is the recipe developer and food photographer behind Wanderlust and Wellness since 2016. She creates easy, approachable gluten-free recipes for the everyday home cook; because cooking gluten-free doesn’t mean food has to be complicated or tasteless.