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Creating a Charcuterie Board

Invite your closest friends over and have some fun by creating a charcuterie board.

meat, cheese and pickles next to boxes of crackers

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Mondolez. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Charcuterie boards are not only gorgeous boards of food being displayed, but they are a great way to entertain friends and/or family members. So, grab your girlfriends for a night of fun with wine, lots of gab, games, and a delicious charcuterie board. 

a group of girls playing a game

group of girls taking a photo

What is charcuterie? 

(pronounced “shahr-ku-tuh-ree”) It is generally cooked or cured meats and is often paired with cheese, breads and/or crackers. 

What’s great about making your own board is that you get to load it up with your personal favorites, or you can “play” to your guests. I decided to go with the basics for this one and to feature products that can be found at our local Walmart grocery store – add the crackers to your cart here http://bit.ly/2TPQdQF.

meagan with charcuterie board

Products Used for the Charcuterie Board

Prosciutto wrapped cheese

Marinated Mozzarella Balls
Sliced Tillamook Cheddar Cheese
Tillamook Colby Jack Cheese, sliced

Original Triscuit
Simply Salt GOOD THiNS
Ranch Wheat Thins

Garlic Stuffed Olives
Black Olives
Mixed Nuts
Green Grapes
Herbs (extra color)

overhead shot of a charcuterie board

Tips on Making an Easy Charcuterie Board

recipe for apple and cheese triscuits

Along with the charcuterie board items listed above, I decided to make my friends a Southern Sausage Dip. It’s the perfect complement to the platter with the crackers and chips on hand. Get the recipe below. 

Southern Sausage Dip


  • 1 pound Jimmy Dean Original sausage
  • 2 cups Colby jack cheese
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Add sausage to a skillet over medium heat. Cook until brown and the drain any access fat.

Pour into a bowl and then add the rest of the ingredients. Stir until well mixed.

Add to an oven-safe baking dish or two oven-safe bowls.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove and serve with crackers.

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three boxes of crackers

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