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This fall charcuterie board is easy to make and is perfect for all of the parties this season! Packed with colorful and delicious food it is sure to be a hit with all of your guests.

The beauty of this board is that it has something for everyone! If you want to try some more delicious fall snacks then start with this Pumpkin Cheesecake, this amazing Cake, or these Scones!

A fall charcuterie board filled with fruits, cheese, meat and crackers.

What is a Charcuterie Board?

I can’t even describe how much I love a good charcuterie board! They are SOO GOOD! It’s a mixture of sweet and savory with something different to try in every bite! Plus, there is always something for everyone on it because it is jam-packed with so many different tastes and textures. But before we get too into what they are all about, let’s start at the beginning.

A charcuterie board (pronounced shar-koo-tuh-ree) is a big snack board! It can include anything and everything and that’s what makes it so great. I love that I can make this for my kids and they go crazy over it! To make one you then you just have to gather up a bunch of different types of food and put them together on a board. That’s easy enough. I will walk you through all of the steps to make it delicious and beautiful! After this then you are going to want to make a charcuterie board for everything.

Meats and Cheeses to Use on a Charcuterie Board

Meats and cheeses for a fall charcuterie board are key to it being the best of the best! These are going to be what bring that savory taste and texture to the board. The cheeses can be cubed, sliced, or cut into shapes. The meat looks SOO GOOD when it is all rolled up or sliced. If you do this and have a variety of shapes and sizes then you will have a professional-looking board. Here are the meats and cheeses that I used:


  • Italian Dry Salame
  • Peppered Salame
  • Proscuitto


  • Cranberry Goat Cheese
  • Dutch Spicy Kaas Red, green and white square cheese
  • Creamy Toscano Cheese
  • Beemster Cheese

If you can’t find these meats and cheeses at your grocery store then talk to your butcher. They should be able to suggest other options that will work and that are available. A few others that you could use are ham, pepperoni, calabrese salami, or genoa salami.

Meat on a charcuterie board.

What Fruit Should I Use for My Charcuterie Board?

Now, for the fruit. It’s going to add the most color to this fall charcuterie board. You want to pick out fruit that is different in color and texture. Then it will really pop on this board. You can pick out fruits that are seasonal, or you can just use your favorites! For this board I used the following fruits:

  • Strawberries
  • Red Globe Grapes
  • Green Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries

Depending on the occasion I am making this board, I will switch up these fruits. I especially liked the ones I used on this board because they popped in color. But there are so many options of fruit that you really can’t go wrong no matter what you choose to use. Go ahead and try it!

A hand picking up some fruit on a charcuterie board.

Choosing Cookies, Crackers and Dip

Here is where you bring in ALL the sweet things. I love to add flavored crackers that are sweet to balance out all of the savory that I have already put onto this fall charcuterie board. Plus, if I can find cookies or crackers that are shaped for the occasion, that makes it all the better! Then, add in some sweet dip for everything and you will be all set. Here is a list of the crackers and dip that I used on this board:

Crackers and Cookies

Feel free to grab any kinds of cookies and crackers that you love! Sometimes, I will also add in other things that will add to the flavor and texture. On this board, I included some caramels because they were the perfect fall color!

  • Cranberry Pumpkin Crisps (Trader Joe’s)
  • Pumpkin Flavored Sandwich Cookies
  • Pumpkin Spice Batons


Add any dip that you love and will make this a delicious board! I love spinach and artichoke dip or Pumpkin dip.

Fall shaped crackers and cubed cheese on a charcuterie board.

Let’s Put it ALL Together!

Now comes the fun part! This fall charcuterie board will come together easily once you have all your ingredients ready to go. This is such a fun and delicious way to make any season or holiday special. Change it up to make it just what you need.

  1. Cheese first: Start assembling your board by adding the cheeses.
  2. Start adding meats: Next add the salami, and prosciutto.
  3. Finish the meats and add in the fruit: Add in the meats and fruit.
  4. Cookies and crackers: Fill the board in with crackers and cookies.

After you add in all of these amazing foods, then you can decorate or add more to make it your own! I used tiny pumpkins in it to add some visual interest. But depending on the occasion or holiday that you are doing this for, you can change that up.

A zoomed in pictures of a fall charcuterie board.

Charcuterie Board Tips

The best part about making a fall charcuterie board is that you can use basically anything that you want! Once you start making these, then you are going to want to make them all the time. Here are a few ideas about how you can change it up to make it your own.

  • Change up the menu: Charcuterie boards can be used for ANY occasion. It doesn’t need to be filled with meats and cheeses! If you want one for your kids, then make one with after-school snacks. They will love it! Or make one that is themed for a party by using only certain colors or ingredients. A charcuterie board is a snack board, so make it whatever you want it to be.
  • Add decorations: You can make one for a holiday as I did with this Halloween Charcuterie Board. It was super easy, and I just added in some Halloween decorations. Make this your thing, and then bring a themed one to all of your holiday get-togethers! Then you can fill them with all of your favorite things.
  • Shapes and colors: When making a charcuterie board, you want to ensure that it has many different shapes, colors, and textures!. Cut out some cheese using cookie cutters. Or add some fruit to the top of your dip! Once you get the hang of it, you can change things up and get creative.

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Fall Charcuterie Board

By: Alyssa Rivers
This fall charcuterie board is easy to make and is perfect for all of the parties this season! Packed with colorful and delicious food it is sure to be a hit with all of your guests! 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 people



  • Italian Dry Salami
  • Peppered Salami
  • Proscuitto


  • Cranberry Goat Cheese
  • Dutch Spicy Kaas Red, green and white square cheese
  • Creamy Toscano Cheese
  • Beemster Cheese

Crackers and Cookies:

  • Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps (Trader Joes)
  • Pumpkin Flavored Sandwich Cookies
  • Pumpkin Spice Batons




  • Start assembling your board by adding the cheeses.
  • Next add the salami, and prosciutto.
  • Add in the meats and fruit.
  • Fill the board in with crackers and cookies.


Calories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 7gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 395mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 153IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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