Easy Charcuterie Ideas

Create a Relish Tray
Charcuterie is just a fancy name for cooked cold meats. Add charcuterie to cheese plates, antipasto platters, or even as a savory addition to a relish tray. Use these ideas for inspiration to make your own appetizer platter.

Charcuterie Tray

A chic charcuterie platter will always have some variety of pâté. Try this cranberry- and pistachio-studded version served with stone-ground mustard.
Serve with:

Stone-ground mustard

Baguette slices


Apple or pear slices

Classic Charcuterie

A dash of wine lends delicate background flavor to this rich, best-loved pâté. The soft consistency makes it perfect for schmearing on crackers.

Serve with:


Pickled onions



Fresh Veggie and Antipasto Platter

Give typical antipasto a fresh twist by adding blanched vegetables. Fresh veggies bring a light contrast to heavier meats and cheeses. Serve with a homemade chutney to use up produce in your kitchen.

Serve with:

Desired blanched vegetables   



Tuna with capers

Mini sweet peppers

Fresh mozzarella

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Savory Party Platter

Give your appetizer tray a signature touch with homemade dips, spreads, or pâté rounded out with a few purchased ingredients so there's plenty to nibble on.

Serve with:

Crackers or flatbread

Sour gherkins

Cured meats

Dijon-style mustard


Baguette slices

Antipasto Tray

Create a beautiful antipasto platter without ever turning on the stove. Each of these ingredient ideas can be purchased at your local supermarket if you don't have time to cook. But if you want to showcase your DIY skills, try our recipe for roasted peppers.

Serve with:

Desired cured meats

Bold cheese


Pickled veggies


Roasted peppers

Bread slices

Create a Relish Tray

Relish trays should showcase flavors of the season. Load yours with a combination of fresh, in-season veggies as well as traditional pickled ingredients for a variety of flavors. Add a favorite cooked vegetable too, if the mood strikes.

Serve with:

Variety of olives

Celery sticks

Small carrots


Brussels sprouts

Pickled vegetable mixture

Pepperoncini peppers

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