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How to Build an Easy Charcuterie Board for Two

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


Building a charcuterie board for just two does not have to be hard or complicated. In this post, I will show you how to build an easy charcuterie board for two. Great for an at home date night or a snack between friends.


  • 23 oz meat per person
  • 24 oz cheese (hard or soft) per person
  • 1520 crackers per person
  • 1 vegetable of choice
  • 1 fruit of choice
  • 1 ferment of choice
  • 1 dip bowl of choice
  • 1 handful of nuts (optional) 
  • 1 handful of chocolates (optional)


  1. Gather all ingredients and chop up any veggies if needed.
  2. Place dip bowl in center of board.
  3. Places crackers/bread coming from the edges in a diagonal pattern creating an S shape on the board.
  4. Place the meats alongside the crackers/bread.
  5. Place cheeses alongside the meat.
  6. Align fruit and vegetables around the dip bowl.
  7. Place ferments in ramekins or alongside the edges of the board.
  8. If adding nuts or chocolate candies, place behind the fruit/vegetables.


  • There is no right or wrong way to do a charcuterie board. You can make it as basic or extravagant as you want it to be. 
  • See blog posts on best places to buy charcuterie board items and save money.
  • Build a charcuterie board for a meal or appetizer. This will determine how much food is actually needed.
  • Use colorful foods to make the board pop.
  • Great for an in home date night, gift idea or afternoon with a friend.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Countertop
  • Cuisine: French

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