Fall Charcuterie Board – Just a Taste

Take your snack spread to a whole new level with all of my tips and recommendations for assembling the best Fall Charcuterie Board.

A fall charcuterie board topped with cheese, fruit, salami and olives

What’s not to love about grazing on a gorgeous charcuterie board? When done right, they serve up a little something for everyone, touching upon all things savory (with a little sweet!) and embracing all the colors and textures of the season. Ready to get inspired with fall favorites? Grab your board and get ready for the ultimate fall charcuterie board recipe!

Fall Charcuterie Board Ideas

When it comes to charcuterie board ideas, I like to break down the ingredients into five key components:

  • Cheese
  • Meat
  • Fruit
  • Carbs
  • Assorted extras (olives, nuts, cornichon, etc.)
A close up of a fall charcuterie board

A great charcuterie board has a little something for everyone, which leads me to the most popular question I get…

What Cheese Goes Well On a Charcuterie Board?

Consider both taste and texture when it comes to cheese selections. Variety is the spice of life… and the key to a successful charcuterie board!

  • Hard Cheeses: Parmesan (I love it in crumble form!), Cheddar (both yellow and white), Gruyere, Gouda, Manchego
  • Soft Cheeses: Brie, Camembert, Goat Cheese, Burrata
  • Mild Cheeses: Port Salut (My favorite cheese of all time!), Havarti, Jarlsberg
  • Strong Cheeses: Roquefort, Stilton, Aged Gouda
A charcuterie board with fall foods

What Are the Best Crackers for a Charcuterie Board?

Taste and texture are back, but we’ve got a third component to consider when it comes to charcuterie board carbs: shape! No one wants to tackle a larger-than-life chunk of cheddar on a barely-there waif of a rice cracker. When it comes to crackers, opt for a mix of the below varieties:

  • Classic round crackers (a.k.a. water crackers)
  • Extra-crunchy squares (Raincoast Crisps are a great option)
  • Breadsticks (of all widths and toppings)
  • Rectangular flatbreads (the crispy cracker type, which can be found plain or flavored)
A charcuterie spread with meats, cheeses, olives, fruit and crackers

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