This New Year's Eve charcuterie board is a tasty snack that will be a crowd favorite at your New Year's Eve party. Snacking on this board is a great way to kick off the new year.
My mom taught me at a young age how to make memories with loved ones through delicious meals and fun gatherings. She would go above and beyond to make holidays special for us and it was a way she showed her love for us.
Now that I have kids of my own, I try to follow my mom's example. People have said I can be "too cheesy," but I am being myself. So, I put out all the holiday decorations and make the holidays special for my kids.
We also love reading holiday books, like these Thanksgiving books for kids and Halloween books for kids. My kids love making this Halloween worms in dirt recipe together and reading spooky books. It has become a family tradition.
New Year's is one of my favorite holidays. It is about appreciating the previous year and preparing for a fresh start. There is something so special about a clean slate and starting anew.
New Year's Eve celebrations need savory snacks, and this simple New Year's Eve charcuterie board is just what you need. A charcuterie board is the perfect appetizer because it is super yummy and incredibly easy to assemble.
Why you should make this recipe
- It is a beautiful cheese board
- You can find most of these ingredients at your local grocery store
- It doesn't take a lot of time to put together
- 1 large Brie wheel
- Icing - This black decorator icing works really well
- Variety of cheeses - I recommend parmesan, smoked gouda, & goat cheese)
- Variety of cured meats - Our favorite meats are dry salami, cured chorizo, cured wagyu beef, and pepperoni
- Green olives - You can use different types of olives, but we think green olives work best
- Artichoke hearts - marinated
- Crackers - We like using gluten-free crackers because I have celiac disease
- Black and white Oreo cookie balls
- Caramel popcorn - (apples, persimmon, pomegranate, figs...)
- Rock candy - These black, clear and gold rock candy suckers are super pretty on this board
- Chocolate - We recommend Ferrero Rocher gold, black and white wrapped candies
- Little smokies - cooked
How to make this New Year's Eve Charcuterie Board
Use a medium-sized wooden board as the base for this themed charcuterie board. Place the brie wheel in the center of the board.
Use the black decorator icing to draw the clock numbers and hands on the cheese wheel. It doesn't have to be perfect, so try your best!
Add the base ingredients
Assemble the sliced cheeses, meats, and crackers like we did here. We love having a different types of cheeses, meats, and crackers for a wide array of flavors.
We especially love having a ton of cracker options because it is fun to experiment with the meats and cheeses' textures and flavors with the crackers' crunch. You can also use soft cheese and hard cheeses for different flavors.
Put artichokes and olives into small bowls. They are typically juicy, so putting them in bowls keeps the juices from getting all over the other ingredients.
We love these savory items because they add a lovely flavor to this delicious charcuterie board. I love to snack on the olives by themselves!
Add the rest of the ingredients
Fill the empty spaces with the rest of the ingredients. This fun charcuterie board really is an easy appetizer because you kind of throw everything together.
A great thing about charcuterie boards is that they are customizable. You can add or omit anything you want to this board to make it perfect for you and your party.
Tips for success
- Avoid soggy crackers - The cups are especially great for olives and artichoke hearts so they don't get your other board ingredients soggy.
- Customize - Customize your board to your liking and to meet your needs. For a large crowd, you need a larger charcuterie board.
- Set out cheese knives - I always forget to add them, but you especially need them for this recipe with the brie cheese wheel.
Storage and Freezing
Storing - When the party is over, make sure you disassemble the charcuterie board. Put the crackers back in their boxes, and put the meats and cheeses back in the fridge.
Freezing - We don't recommend freezing a charcuterie board because the texture of the cheese will change. You can freeze the meat if you put it in a freezer-safe bag.
Is this board dairy-free?
It is not dairy-free because of the cheeses on the board. You can make it dairy-free by omitting the cheeses or replacing them with dairy-free options.
Can I make this New Year's charcuterie board the night before?
Absolutely! We recommend adding the crackers right before the party.
Put the board together and wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. Keep the board in the fridge and pull it out when ready to serve.
Ways to enjoy
I love pairing charcuterie boards with drinks, so we highly recommend serving any (or all) of these sparkling non-alcoholic drinks with this perfect charcuterie board. This non alcoholic champagne is one of my favorites.
Charcuterie boards are perfect for any occasion, especially for holidays. Our Easter board charcuterie ideas are super cute because they are colorful and incredibly delicious.
You absolutely should make this Valentines charcuterie board for Valentine's Day. It is full of sweet treats and fresh fruit, a classic dessert board combination.
One of my favorite charcuterie boards is our taco charcuterie board. It is a creative way to have Taco Tuesday and your taste buds will love it. I think it is a fun idea to try out new charcuterie board ideas.
So, for your next party, you should absolutely try out a charcuterie board. But especially, you should make this board for your New Year's Eve celebration. Happy New Year!
New Year's Eve Charcuterie Board
- 1 large Brie wheel
- black decorator icing
- variety of additional sliced cheeses (I recommend parmesan, smoked gouda, & goat cheese)
- variety of cured meats (I recommend dry salami, cured chorizo, cured wagyu beef and pepperoni)
- green olives
- marinated artichoke hearts
- black and white oreo cookie balls
- caramel popcorn (apples, persimmon, pomegranate, figs...)
- black, clear and gold rock candy suckers
- Ferrero Rocher gold, black and white wrapped candies
- Little smokies, cooked
- Get a medium sized board and add the brie wheel to the center. Using the black decorator icing, draw the clock numbers and hands.
- Next, add sliced cheeses, meats and crackers like we did here
- Put artichokes and olives into little cups
- Arrange remaining ingredients on board