Tips to create a Charcuterie Board

If you have ever watched a cooking show, or frequented a fine restaurant, or even at a house party, you know how important presentation can be to the overall culinary experience. If you want to up your cheese presentation game, then picking the right cheese board is a must. 

Wooden Cheese board vs Plastic cheese board

What makes the real difference in the character of the wood and how it emphasizes the story of the cheese. For example, serving a wheel of  Sardinian sheep's cheese on a rustic wooden cheese board will evoke a true sense of exotic dining, whereas displaying this famous "worm's cheese" on a plastic cheese board may turn your guests' stomachs. Presentation matters just as much as the provenance of said cheese.

In addition to aesthetics, a wooden cheese board makes for easy cutting of cheese. Rounds can be cut into wedges and harder cheeses like Parmesan or Pecorino can be brought down to reasonable blocks for your guests to shave and slice.

Make Food Presentation Like no other

Try arranging your plate in a way that there is a variety of colors, textures, and sizes all over the board. Use little serving cups if you need to keep things from going all over the place, that is totally fine. There really is no wrong way to make a charcuterie board!

  • Try to prepare your charcuterie board fresh, within an hour of serving
  • Use little serving spoons and cheese knives to make serving easier
  • Keep any extra ingredients you have close by so you can refill the board as needed
  • Buy seeds, nuts, and dried fruits in the bulk section of your grocery store.


There are endless possibilities to do with charcuterie boards, serve your guests in style!