11 Best Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas
										These festive cheese, meat, and veggie boards will wow your guests before the main course is even served.

11 Best Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas These festive cheese, meat, and veggie boards will wow your guests before the main course is even served.

It’s a few days before Thanksgiving, which means you may be scrambling and running around trying to finalize your holiday menu. There’s so much to think about when you decide to host Thanksgiving, and making sure you have everything set and ready to go can be stressful. If you’re feeling the weight of executing the “perfect” feast this year, one way you can make your life a lot easier is by choosing an easy and crowd-pleasing appetizer for your guests, like a charcuterie board.

Charcuterie boards at their core are boards full of cheese and preserved meats, but people often put their own flare to these boards by sometimes adding ingredients like fruit, vegetables, dips, and chocolates. People have also taken the concept of a charcuterie board and made it fully vegan, leaving out the meat and cheese and swapping in their preferred snacks. Whatever you choose to put on your board, the idea is that you’ll have your guests gathered around the charcuterie, chatting away and building anticipation of the main course.

If you already have your preferred charcuterie ideas, then go ahead and get to it! But if you need some help and inspiration and want to make something that will really impress your guests, try one of the following 10 charcuterie board ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Board

All you need is a red pear, rolled-up meats, and cheese and fruit to fill in the gaps, and you’ll have an adorable charcuterie spread shaped like a turkey that will make for a festive appetizer.

Get the recipe from Half-Baked Harvest.

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Thanksgiving Cheese Board

For a little tease of the meal to come or a dish to set up for the day after with your leftovers, try this Thanksgiving Cheese Board from Vermont Creamery that features classic Thanksgiving ingredients such as Brussels sprouts, sliced turkey, and cranberry sauce. To take some prep off your plate, try Vermont Creamery’s Cranberry, Orange & Cinnamon Goat Cheese Log, which pairs perfectly with the other cheeseboard components, including apple butter, candied pecans, and sweet potatoes.

Get the recipe from Vermont Creamery.

Holiday Charcuterie Board

This Holiday Charcuterie Board from Half-Baked Harvest features cheeses like brie, goat cheese, and blue cheese, as well as meat, nuts, fruit, vegetables, and crackers. You can follow her step-by-step guide as well, which is helpful for knowing how to build it.

Get the recipe from Half-Baked Harvest.

What’s Gabby Cooking made a charcuterie board specific to Thanksgiving by sticking to a “darker” color scheme. She used olives, marinated artichokes, persimmons, various meats, crackers, and other tasty ingredients like honeycomb on top of brie cheese.

Get the recipe from What’s Gabby Cooking.

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