Today I’m showing you how to make a patriotic charcuterie board. I’m sharing ingredients and pairing ideas for making a beautiful and delicious red, white, and blue charcuterie board that’s perfect for Independence Day gatherings. If you’re looking for 4th of July charcuterie board ideas, look no further than this easy, festive board.
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What you need to make this 4th of July charcuterie board
For this fourth of July charcuterie board, the inspiration was really the colors of red, white, and blue, ingredients that are seasonal and available in the summer, and American-made products when I had the chance, because we are celebrating the USA after all. Here is what I used to make this patriotic charcuterie board:
- Charcuterie board (I use a 15-inch board like this one, as a 12-inch board is just a little too small for me when entertaining)
- Blue cheese
- Other American white cheeses, such as white cheddar, fontina, white cheese curds, Swiss, jack, and goat (some cut into stars using the smaller cookie cutters in this nesting star cookie cutter set from Wilton)
- Sun-dried tomato pesto
- Quince paste (or other red fruit pasta, such as guava)
- Croccantini crisps
- Water crackers (or other crackers that are light in color)
- Blue corn chips
- Strawberry slices
- Red apple slices (some cut into stars)
- Dark purple grapes
- Grape tomatoes
- Red bell pepper strips
- A few small ramekins
- Flag toothpicks
- Optional: Cheese knife set
Tips for assembling your fourth of July charcuterie board
- Often before shopping for a charcuterie, I do some planning to research different complementary flavors to make sure I’m choosing meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts, etc. that work well together. You can usually check with a quick Google search.
- When arranging this fourth of July charcuterie board, start with placing little ramekins (for sauces, spreads, and any small fruits and vegetables) on the board first, as these containers can actually help you keep sliced cheeses and folded meats stacked upright as you’re adding more to the board.
- These little flag toothpicks can be set in a little dish on the side for guests to grab as needed, but I also recommend placing a few on the 4th of July charcuterie board to fill any gaps. You can also use nuts and small fruits as fillers at the end to fill any final gaps.
I love how this red, white, and blue charcuterie board came together! It’s a great appetizer for the 4th of July or even Memorial Day.
Cutting cheese and fruit pieces into stars with a small cookie cutter makes this an extra patriotic charcuterie board.
I hope you found these 4th of July charcuterie board ideas to be helpful! I’d love to see your patriotic charcuterie board, so please tag @fabeveryday on social media if you share it!