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a thanksgiving charcuterie board on a wooden platter

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board

  • Author: Jennifer
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: varies


Build a gorgeous Thanksgiving charcuterie board this holiday season that will keep your hungry guests at bay! Learn how to build a seasonal charcuterie board that will look gorgeous on your Thanksgiving table.


  • 34 slices of meat per person – variety of flavors and textures
  • 12 oz. of cheese per person – variety of flavors and textures
  • Fresh seasonal fruit
  • Dried seasonal fruit
  • Assortment of nuts
  • Assortment of crackers


  1. Start by selecting the right board for your spread. You can use large cutting boards, slate boards, or large marble or ceramic platters.
  2. Once you know how many guests you’ll have, you can begin choosing your meats. You’ll want 3-4 slices of meat per person, but also a variety of flavors and textures.
  3. Select 1-2 oz. of cheese per person, again choosing a variety of flavors and textures. I recommend a balance between soft and hard cheese and mild and robust flavors.
  4. Add in both fresh and dried seasonal fruit. For Thanksgiving, figs, pomegranate, pears, dried cranberries, apples, and grapes are good options.
  5. Add in an assortment of nuts.
  6. Add in an assortment of crackers in both shape and flavor.
  7. Begin assembling your board – think of your board as a blank canvas and let your creativity flow. I recommend starting with the larger items and then filling in from there.


  • Time-saving tip – slice any cheese or fruit the night before and store in an air-tight container overnight.
  • Be sure to ask your guests about food allergies!
  • Get creative – add in fruit jams and spreads, chocolate, or whatever you’d like! A delicate balance between flavors and textures is key!
  • Category: appetizers
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: charcuterie board, Thanksgiving charcuterie board, seasonal charcuterie board