Simple Winter Charcuterie Board Ideas

Winter grazing board

As temperatures start to drop, there’s nothing quite like snuggling up with a nice glass of wine and a hearty charcuterie board. In case you need some inspiration, we’ve put together a roundup of some of our favorite winter charcuterie boards. From savory to sweet, these boards have something for everyone.

So gather your friends and get ready to indulge in the best of winter flavors!

How To Make a Winter Charcuterie Board

The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to a charcuterie board. So think of this list as just the basics to get your board started. 

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

Cheeses

  • Harvati
  • Gouda
  • Gruyére
  • Feta
  • Brie
  • Goat Cheese

Meats

  • Prosciutto
  • Turkey 
  • Capicola
  • Pork
  • Ham

Fruits

  • Grapes
  • Apples
  • Dried Mango
  • Dried Apricots
  • Cranberries
  • Raspberries
  • Dates
  • Cherries
  • Golden Raisins

Nuts

  • Almonds
  • Pecans (caramelized or normal)
  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts

Optional Items

  • Jams (like fig or apricot)
  • Honeycomb
  • Olives
  • Cornichons
  • Artichokes
  • Crackers
  • Small Breads
  • Edible Garnishes

And remember this: there’s no perfect way to make a charcuterie board – it’s all about having fun and adding your own flare to it!

Winter Charcuterie Board Roundup

Berries and nuts charcuterie board
Image via Brenda Ceranowski

Berries & Nuts Board

A charcuterie board is the perfect way to enjoy the season’s bounty of berries and nuts. Start with a selection of fresh berries, such as strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Add a variety of winter nuts, such as almonds, pistachios, and pecans. Then, add a few slices of your favorite charcuterie, such as prosciutto or salami. And don’t forget the cheese! A winter charcuterie board is the perfect way to enjoy all the best flavors of the season. So go ahead, indulge yourself. You deserve it!

Instructions & inspiration here

Moody winter spread board
Image via Fed & Full

Moody Winter Spread Board

When it comes to winter entertaining, there’s nothing quite like a charcuterie board. Filled with an array of meats, cheeses, fruits, and breads, it’s the perfect way to show off your winter bounty. And what’s more, it’s a breeze to put together. Simply start with a selection of your favorite berries and nuts. Then, add some winter-themed charcuterie, such as pate or chorizo. Finally, round out the board with some seasonal fruits and vegetables. For a truly festive touch, garnish the board with some winter herbs, such as rosemary or thyme. With its mix of sweet and savory flavors, your charcuterie board is sure to please even the most discerning guest.

Instructions & inspiration here

Snowman snack board
Image via The Baker Mama

Snowman Snack Board

A cheese board is the perfect winter party snack. Not only is it easy to assemble, but it also provides a variety of flavors and textures that will please any guest. For a winter-themed cheese board, try this festive snowman snack board. Start with a selection of hard and soft cheeses. Add some winter fruits like pears or figs, and don’t forget the charcuterie! Salami, prosciutto, and other cured meats are the perfect accompaniment to cheese. Finish off your board with a few nuts and some crackers or bread, and you’re sure to have a winter hit on your hands!

Instructions & inspiration here

Winter buratta board
Image via Reluctant Entertainer

Winter Burrata Board

A winter charcuterie board is the perfect way to add a touch of elegance to your next gathering. Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or a casual get-together, this burrata board will be sure to impress your guests. The key to a great charcuterie board is variety, so be sure to include a variety of cheeses, meats, and crackers. I also like to add some seasonal fruit and nuts for a pop of color. For the meat, I recommend prosciutto, salami, or chorizo. And for the cheese on this board, it’s all about the burrata. But feel free to mix and match until you find your perfect combination. Once you’ve assembled your board, sit back and enjoy the compliments from your impressed guests.

Instructions & inspiration here

Christmas cookie board
Image via Williams Sonoma

Winter Cookie Board

Move over pumpkin spice, it’s time to get cozy with some winter charcuterie. This cookie board is the perfect way to ring in the holidays. Packed with seasonal cookies of all flavors, there’s a little something for everything. And best of all, it comes together in just minutes. So grab a glass of wine and enjoy the winter season with this winter cookie board.

Instructions & inspiration here

Wreath charcuterie board
Image via Love Grows Wild

Wreath Charcuterie Board

A winter cheese board is the perfect way to entertain guests during the cold months. Not only is it a surefire way to please a crowd, but it also provides an opportunity to show off your charcuterie skills. When selecting cheeses for your winter cheese board, look for variety in both milk type and flavor. A mix of cow, sheep, and goat milk cheeses will offer something for everyone, and pairing them with fruits, nuts, and honey will further elevate the flavors. Don’t forget the crackers and bread! And bring it all together by shaping it into a wreath. With a little planning, your cheese board will be the hit of any party.

Instructions & inspiration here

Winter cheese board
Image via Zestful Kitchen

Winter Cheese Board

A winter cheese board is the perfect way to entertain during the colder months. Charcuterie, cheeses, and winter fruits come together to create a festive and flavorful spread. For a truly indulgent experience, pair your winter cheese board with a selection of local wines. winter salami, winter pate, and brie are all great options for your winter cheese board. Don’t forget to add some seasonal fruits like figs, pears, and grapes. And of course, a little something sweet like honey or quince paste. Serve everything on a beautiful wooden board and enjoy!

Instructions & inspiration here

Winter grazing board
Image via By Gabrielle

Winter Grazing Board

Charcuterie boards are all the rage this winter, and for good reason! They make the perfect holiday appetizer, providing a variety of tasty treats for your guests to enjoy. To get start, gather a selection of meats. Add some winter fruits and vegetables, such as pomegranate seeds, and dried cranberries. Then, finish it off with your favorite holiday-themed toppings. For an extra touch of festive flair, serve your winter charcuterie board on a bed of fresh evergreen branches. Enjoy!

Instructions & inspiration here

Small winter charcuterie board
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Small Winter Charcuterie Board

Who doesn’t love a good charcuterie board? There’s something about small bites of deliciousness that just hits the spot. And when it comes to charcuterie, the smaller the better (which is why we love this small, cozy charcuterie board). They’re the perfect way to indulge in a little bit of everything without going overboard. Plus, they’re super easy to throw together. Next time you’re looking for a tasty snack, give this board a try. It’s guaranteed to hit the spot!

Instructions & inspiration here

Holiday winter board
Image via The Charcuterie Mama

Holiday Winter Board

Looking for a festive and easy appetizer? Look no further than the winter charcuterie board! This board comes together quickly and can be customized to your taste. Plus, it’s always a hit with guests. To assemble, simply arrange a selection of winter fruits and vegetables, along with some cured meats and cheeses. For an added touch, try garnishing the board with some fresh herbs or edible flowers. Voila – you’ve just created a beautiful and tasty holiday spread! 

Instructions & inspiration here

Common Charcuterie Board Questions

How to make a winter charcuterie board?
A winter charcuterie board is all about adding your favorite winter inspired foods. If you’re stuck on how to start putting it all together, check out How to Craft the Perfect, Simple Charcuterie Board DIY !

What do you put on a winter themed charcuterie board?
Some delicious foods you can add to your winter charcuterie board include charcuterie meats, cheeses, olives, roasted nuts, creamy spreads, crackers, veggies, and herbs. I also love to add some sweet bites like dried fruits, and chocolate-covered nuts.

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

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