Fun & Easy Italian Charcuterie Board Ideas

Italian charcuterie boards

Are you ready for an Italian feast? From classic salami to mouth-watering cheeses, there’s nothing quite like a charcuterie board bursting with delicious Italian flavors. 

Put your friends and family around the table and break out an incredible Italian charcuterie board – they’re sure to rave about it all night long! 

In this post, we’ll show you our favorite picks so that you can create the perfect platter of indulgent Italian bites.

What to Include on an Italian Charcuterie Board

There’s no perfect way to make a charcuterie board – it’s all about having fun and adding your own flare to it! So think of this list as just the basics to get your board started. 

Below is what you’ll need for your Italian charcuterie board:


  • Burrata
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Parmigiano-reggiano
  • Brie
  • Camembert
  • White sharp cheddar
  • Manchego
  • Ricotta


  • Salami
  • Prosciutto
  • Other Italian meats

Crackers & Breads

  • Crostini
  • Flat bread crackers
  • Thinly sliced crackers
  • French bread
  • Italian bread

Other Additions

  • Pesto sauce
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Herb cheese spread
  • Roasted sweet peppers
  • Fig jam
  • Garlic parmesan butter
  • Nuts
  • Basil

If you’re stuck on how to start putting it all together, check out How to Craft the Perfect, Simple Charcuterie Board DIY.

Now let’s dive into the roundup!

Italian Charcuterie Board Ideas

Simple Italian Charcuterie Board
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Simple Italian Charcuterie Board

Italian charcuterie boards have earned the reputation of being masterpieces amongst Italian cuisine, and rightfully so. 

With a plethora of Italian delicacies, such as salami, prosciutto, and marinated olives, combined with fresh Italian cheeses and crusty Italian breads, it’s not only a work of art to look at but also a flavor-packed plate to savor. 

The centerpiece of any Italian dinner, an Italian charcuterie board is sure to be memorable for its taste as well as the conversations that surround it.

Instructions & inspiration here

Italian Antipasto Platter
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Italian Antipasto Platter

Italian antipasto platters are a must! Not only are they an Italian favorite, but they’re unbelievably delicious. Imagine savory salami, sweet prosciutto, delectable crackers – it’s truly an Italian-inspired masterpiece. 

You can mix and match with your favorite Italian cheeses or surprise yourself with artisanal products you didn’t know existed – either way, an Italian charcuterie board is always a crowd pleaser. Buon appetito!

Instructions & inspiration here

Italian Bread Dipping Oil Charcuterie Board
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Italian Bread Dipping Oil Charcuterie Board

Bread and oil are staples of Italian cuisine, so it’s no surprise they’ve been elevated to the status of an appetizer. 

A delicious Italian charcuterie board filled with artisanal bread and high-quality extra virgin olive oil is the perfect starter for any Italian feast. Whether served separately or together, you’ll be sure to impress friends and family with this classic Italian combination. 

Nothing warms up a meal like fresh Italian bread paired with flavorful oils – it just doesn’t get any better than that!

Instructions & inspiration here

Bread and Oil Appetizer Dipping Station
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Bread and Oil Appetizer Dipping Station

Eating Italian charcuterie boards is a great way to kick off any meal. But, no Italian board would be complete without a bread and oil appetizer. 

This humble traditional Italian starter always hits the spot and is easy to make. Simply slice some Italian bread and serve it alongside your favorite extra virgin olive oil – and you’re ready to go! 

With its delicious combination of flavors and textures, this appetizer is a surefire winner for your culinary experience!

Instructions & inspiration here

Italian Caprese Platter
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Italian Caprese Platter

Entertaining became a whole lot easier with Italian caprese platters. 

With the array of Italian cold cuts, cheeses, fruits and nuts, your guests are sure to enjoy the smorgasbord of Italian flavors. 

Not only that, but these boards are aesthetically pleasing as well. The beautiful Italian meats, cheese, olives and grapes arranged on a wooden platter or slate board is sure to wow your friends. 

Satisfy everyone’s taste buds – try out a caprese platter for yourself!

Instructions & inspiration here

Antipasto Appetizer Cheese Board
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Antipasto Appetizer Cheese Board

Italian charcuterie boards are such a delight to have on Italian night. Loaded with cured Italian meats, cheeses, and even Italian picks or pickled vegetables, these boards make Italian lovers’ hearts sing. 

Enjoy the Italian salumi – from cured capicola to Italian soppressata – with slices of grana padano or pecorino romano cheese. Don’t forget about the Italian pickled veggies like peppers, olives and artichokes which give the Italian charcuterie board its signature flair. Try one today – you won’t be disappointed!

Instructions & inspiration here

Burrata with Balsamic Tomatoes
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Burrata with Balsamic Tomatoes

Burrata with balsamic tomatoes is a classic Italian staple that will be sure to please any crowd. Perfectly ripe tomatoes, baked with balsamic vinegar, basil and garlic until just caramelized, make a delicious companion to the creamy Italian cheese. 

Simply served on its own, this dish captures Italian food history without needing too much fuss. With one bite of these vibrant flavors, you can close your eyes for a moment and transport yourself to the Italian countryside. 

Who knew tomatoes could take you so far?

Instructions & inspiration here

Mezze Platter
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Mezze Platter

A mezze platter is the way to go if you’re looking for a delicious appetizer. Not only do they offer an array of Italian cured meats, they also boast a selection of Italian cheeses and delectable pickled vegetables. 

Served with Italian breads, olives, and nuts, Italian charcuterie boards have something for everyone to enjoy! 

Whether you’re planning an Italian-themed dinner party or looking for a light snack, these Italian specialty platters offer up enough flavor to satisfy even the most sophisticated palate. So don’t be afraid to experience the charms of Italian cuisine – break out that Italian charcuterie board and let the feasting begin!

Instructions & inspiration here

Bruschetta with Seared Tomatoes, Roasted Garlic Burrata
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Italian Bruschetta Board

Italian charcuterie boards are a timeless classic for any occasion, and Italian bruschetta boards are no exception. 

Whether it’s an Italian feast or a casual weekend brunch, Italian bruschetta boards offer something for everyone – exploding with crunchy bread cubes loaded with fresh Italian toppings such as tomatoes, basil, onions, peppers, olives, capers and more. Not to mention the variety of Italian meat selections that add just enough saltiness and rich flavors to your board. 

If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer that looks as good as it tastes Kratos Italian Bruschetta Board is what you need!

Instructions & inspiration here

Italian Tortellini Skewers with Pesto Drizzle
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Italian Tortellini Skewers

Italian tortellini skewers are an Italian-inspired twist on a classic! A flavorful mix of Italian meats and cheeses are perfectly reimagined when skewered into bite-sized morsels, sure to tantalize your taste buds. 

Serve them as a delicious party appetizer with a robust Italian salad and crusty Italian bread for dipping – these are sure to be the talk of your next gathering. Salute!

Instructions & inspiration here

Before you go and make your Italian charcuterie board, make sure to grab this amazing tray by Pure Woodism!

This beautiful Italian platter is the perfect way to display your masterpiece of a charcuterie spread. It would also make an amazing gift for the loved ones in your life.

Grab yours here!

Common Charcuterie Board Questions

What do you put on an Italian charcuterie board?
Some items that would be great on an Italian charcuterie board include cheeses like: burrata, fresh mozzarella, parmigiano-reggiano, brie, white sharp cheddar, and ricotta. You could also add meats like: salami, prosciutto, and other Italian meats. Some other additions that would work include: pesto sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, herb cheese spread, roasted sweet peppers, fig jam, garlic parmesan butter, and nuts.

How to make Italian charcuterie at home?
Get creative with it! Start with your favorite cheeses, and surround with your breads or crackers, followed by any nuts or other flavorful additions that sounds good. It’s all about having fun with it!

If you make an Italian charcuterie board, take a picture on Instagram and tag me @winewithpaige!

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