This fall charcuterie board is full of fall flavors and makes a delicious seasonal charcuterie board. Celebrate the crisp autumn air with your friends and family while snacking on this fall snack board.
I am all about delighting in a moment, and I find a great way to do that is through making food for others. Food brings everyone together, especially around the holidays.
My mom taught me how food can bring others together, so I like to continue that tradition with my family. I even have my son helping me cook lately, which makes my mama heart happy. He wants to be a chef one day...
Holiday charcuterie boards are my favorite, so I made more holiday boards, like our Valentines charcuterie board and Christmas charcuterie board. Our Easter charcuterie boards are also a huge hit.
We also love this festive Thanksgiving turkey charcuterie board and our charbooterie board. This taco charcuterie board is a unique twist on a charcuterie board. Who says charcuterie boards have just to be cheese and crackers?
This fall themed charcuterie board is going to be your new favorite recipe. It is an easy appetizer, making the best charcuterie board. The variety of textures adds to the aesthetics of the board and adds incredible flavors especially with our 2-minute pumpkin feta dip.
Making charcuterie boards is one of my favorite ways to try out new holiday-themed recipes. Even though I still love our annual go-to's like this Texas Roadhouse sweet potato casserole copycat and old fashioned Thanksgiving dressing recipe.
Each holiday brings new flavors, so for this board, you get to add all of the fall foods and mini pumpkins you want.
Why you should make this recipe
- It is perfect for the fall season
- This recipe is perfect for any fall party
- It is such an easy fall appetizer
- Our pumpkin feta dip is great on this board
- Variety of cheeses - I recommend parmesan, smoked gouda, goat cheese, Boursin cheese and a blue cheese
- Variety of meats - I recommend dry salami, cured chorizo, cured wagyu beef and pepperoni)
- Crackers or chips - We typically use gluten-free crackers, but any crackers will do
- Decorated fall sugar cookies
- Assorted fall fruits - Apples, persimmon, pomegranate, figs, and any other seasonal fruits
- Pumpkin feta dip - Our pumpkin feta dip is such a fun addition to this perfect fall charcuterie board
How to make this fall charcuterie board
Assemble the board
Grab a medium-sized wooden board (use a large board if you are expecting a large crowd) to be the base of this fall-themed charcuterie board. Wood boards give off a rustic vibe, which is perfect for fall.
Add the cheeses, cured meats, and crackers like we did here. I recommend having different types of cheeses (hard cheese and soft cheese) for a variety of flavors.
Get cute little cups
Grab cute little cups (bonus points if they are in fun fall shapes) to put the olives and dips in. Cups give a bit of dimension to the board for visual appeal.
I also love to use small bowls to put wet ingredients in. This way, the crackers will not get soggy.
Arrange the fall fruits on this epic charcuterie board. Adding fall fruits gives this board a nice pop of color.
You can use fresh fruits or dried fruit. I like adding a bit of both for contrast of flavors and colors.
Now, add any chips, bread, and pretzels you want to this ultimate fall charcuterie board. Place them wherever you think they look best on the board.
Put the pumpkin feta dip in a white pumpkin soup bowl or dish for a large statement piece. Place it on the board where it fits best.
Time for sweets
Add any fall sugar cookies and other sweets (like chocolate truffles) you want. Cookies with fall-inspired colors would look great on this board.
For the finishing touches, use all of the sweets to fill in the empty spaces on the charcuterie board. I love this step because everything comes together!
Tips for success
- Use cups - The cups are especially great for berries, so they don't get your other board ingredients soggy.
- Customize - Customize your board to your liking to make the perfect appetizer board for you.
- Use a shopping list - When looking at how much to serve based on your crowd, this charcuterie board shopping list will help you.
- Pull out the cheese knives - Depending on what kind of cheese you use, you will most likely need a cheese knife.
Storage and Freezing
Storing - The meats and cheeses can go back into their containers in the fridge. Most things can go back into their bags, but throw anything away that goes stale.
Freezing - We do not recommend freezing this charcuterie board.
Can I make this board ahead of time?
We recommend making your fall harvest charcuterie board the day of your party or event, but it can be made the day before if necessary. Put everything on the board except for the crackers, cookies, and dip.
Wrap the board with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge overnight. Add the cookies, crackers, and dip to the board right before it is time to serve.
How long can a charcuterie board sit out?
It depends on the weather, but typically, a charcuterie board should not sit out for longer than two hours. If it is hot outside, bring the board in after an hour.
If something smells or changes color, toss it out. Because this is a fall board, you should not have to worry about warm weather.
Ways to enjoy
We recommend serving this fall harvest cheese board with a tasty drink like our best Thanksgiving punch or non alcoholic champagne. Any of our sparkling non-alcoholic drinks work great with this delicious recipe.
Our Halloween mocktails are always an excellent option for fall time, especially during the month of October. We love serving these drinks at our witches night out because they double as a decoration.
Fall Charcuterie Board
- variety of cheeses (I recommend parmesan, smoked gouda, goat cheese, Boursin cheese and a blue)
- variety of cured meats (I recommend dry salami, cured chorizo, cured wagyu beef and pepperoni)
- crackers or chips
- decorated fall sugar cookies
- assorted fall fruits (apples, persimmon, pomegranate, figs...)
- pumpkin feta dip
- Get a medium sized board and add the cheeses, meats and crackers like we did here
- Put dips and olives into little cups
- Arrange fall fruits on the board
- Add some chips and pretzels on the board and pumpkin feta dip in a white pumpkin soup bowl or dish for a large statement piece
- Add any fall sugar cookies and other sweets, like chocolate truffles, that you want