27 Epic Thanksgiving Charcuterie Boards For Your Turkey Day

Thanksgiving is almost here. We are all somewhere different on our individual journeys to finalize our Thanksgiving menus. Some of us may have already got it all down, while some of us are still scrambling around for last-minute recipe ideas! Add to that, Thanksgiving looks different for everyone.

No matter how you choose to do get a celebratory meal on the table, one great, all-around crowd-pleaser for Thanksgiving gatherings is a beautiful charcuterie board that everyone can sit around and reach at the same time. Loaded with meats, cheese, fruits, nuts, veggies, and other bites, there's really no better way to kick off everyone's favorite food-filled autumn holiday. And these 27 best Thanksgiving charcuterie board ideas are sure to help inspire yours.

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What is a Charcuterie Board?

At the very basic level, a charcuterie board (or a grazing board) is a meat and cheese board consisting generally of cured meats, cheeses, fruits and nuts. However, it's not just about throwing all the ingredients onto one single plate without much thought—the different pieces of food are often arranged in a pleasing manner and is very impressive-looking, which makes it great for parties and holidays such as Thanksgiving.

There's a beauty in how flexible having a platter of mixed foods can be, and how you can put whatever foods strike your fancy on the plate. You can create contrasts in color and texture by varying the types of cheeses and cured meats, and by adding a range of dried fruits and nuts, as well as crackers and even breadsticks! There's no hard and fast rule when it comes to these boards, so let your creativity loose!

Related: The Best Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas

Thanksgiving snack boards can also benefit from lots of fall-themed autumnal flair, such as mini pumpkins and gourds, or in-season whole fruit such as pears and persimmon.

Here are 27 epic Thanksgiving charcuterie boards for you to enjoy with family and friends. Browse through them for ideas and inspiration, then get ready to impress your guests come Turkey Day!

Best Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board Ideas

<p>Photo by Mark Boughton | Styling by Teresa Blackburn</p><p>Get into the holiday mood with a charcuterie board that’s so much more. To your classic offering of meat and cheese, mix crunchy and creamy with crisp cheese wafers and spiced nuts, whipped pumpkin dip and tart cranberry or fig chutney. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: </strong><strong><a href="https://parade.com/recipes/appetizer-board-ideas" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Thanksgiving Appetizer Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Thanksgiving Appetizer Board</a></strong></p>
<p>Wanderlust and Wellness</p><p>Build a gorgeous Thanksgiving charcuterie board this holiday season that will keep your hungry guests at bay!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://wanderlustandwellness.org/thanksgiving-charcuterie-board/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/846991/felicialim/10-terrific-thanksgiving-side-dishes-your-guests-will-love/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Terrific Thanksgiving Sides Your Guests Will Love;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Terrific Thanksgiving Sides Your Guests Will Love</a></strong></p>
<p>Half Baked Harvest</p><p>This holiday cheese board is the appetizer of the season. Homemade Chex Party Mix elevates the classic cheese board, replacing bland crackers and bread. It’s the best addition to any cheese board, plus it’s extra festive for the holidays.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/holiday-cheese-board/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Holiday Cheese Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Holiday Cheese Board</a></strong></p>
<p>Teresa Blackburn</p><p>Loaded up with fruit, veggies, crackers or chips, and a sweet-and-savory Pumpkin-Spice Hummus recipe, this board makes a great <a href="https://parade.com/844676/felicialim/21-last-minute-thanksgiving-appetizers-to-serve/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Thanksgiving appetizer;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Thanksgiving appetizer</a> with dried cranberries sprinkled on the dip before serving.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: </strong><strong><a href="https://parade.com/1274566/parade/halloween-charcuterie-board-and-pumpkin-spice-hummus/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pumpkin Spice Hummus Charcuterie Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Pumpkin Spice Hummus Charcuterie Board</a></strong></p>
<p>Passion for Savings</p><p>Serve up this Thanksgiving snack board at your holiday gatherings this year. A sweet fruit dip inside a pumpkin, and tons of snack board fillers to dip, nibble and enjoy. This is a fantastic sweet and savory appetizer board that will give your guests a wonderful snacking board.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.passionforsavings.com/thanksgiving-snack-board/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Thanksgiving Snack Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Thanksgiving Snack Board</a></strong></p>
<p>The Rising Spoon</p><p>Need an easy and eye-catching appetizer for fall parties & holidays? Prep and assemble a simple charcuterie board (meat & cheese platter) with autumn-themed ingredients in about 30 minutes.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.therisingspoon.com/2019/11/fall-charcuterie-and-cheese-board.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fall Charcuterie Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Fall Charcuterie Board</a></strong></p>
<p>Number 2 Pencil</p><p>This easy-to-make charcuterie board is perfect for parties and can be served as a fun dinner or as an easy fall appetizer for a bigger party. Colorful and packed with delicious meats, cheeses and fresh fruit, I included all my best tips for how to make a charcuterie board!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.number-2-pencil.com/harvest-charcuterie-board-easy-fall-appetizer/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Harvest Charcuterie Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Harvest Charcuterie Board</a></strong></p>
<p>The Baker Mama</p><p>Here's how to make a festive and delicious turkey snack board for everyone to gobble up at your Thanksgiving gatherings!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://thebakermama.com/recipes/turkey-snack-board/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Turkey Snack Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Turkey Snack Board</a></strong></p>
<p>Reluctant Entertainer</p><p>Making a charcuterie board with leftovers is easy! Create this Leftover Thanksgiving Epic Charcuterie Board with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://reluctantentertainer.com/leftover-thanksgiving-epic-charcuterie-board/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Leftover Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Leftover Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board</a></strong></p>
<p>Weelicious</p><p>This is one Thanksgiving platter that your family and friends will swoon over!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://weelicious.com/thanksgiving-party-platter" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Ultimate Thanksgiving Party Platter!;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">The Ultimate Thanksgiving Party Platter!</a></strong></p>
<p>Cooking with Cocktail Rings</p><p>Here's how to put together an epic cheese and charcuterie board!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.cookingwithcocktailrings.com/events-holidays/2016/3/3/how-to-put-together-a-great-cheese-charcuterie-board" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cheese and Charcuterie Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Cheese and Charcuterie Board</a></strong></p>
<p>The Kitchen Whisperer</p><p>Be a hosting guru with this delicious, easy, crowd-pleasing charcuterie board featuring meats, cheese, fruits, veggies and so much more!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.thekitchenwhisperer.net/2019/12/21/be-a-hosting-guru-with-this-ultimate-charcuterie-board/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ultimate Charcuterie Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ultimate Charcuterie Board</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: 20 <a href="https://parade.com/948776/juliajordan/healthy-thanksgiving-side-dishes-and-recipes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lightened-Up Thanksgiving Sides;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Lightened-Up Thanksgiving Sides</a></strong></p>
<p>Cafe Delites</p><p>A holiday cheeseboard to kick off your day/night with an easy and quick, throw-together cheeseboard!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://cafedelites.com/loaded-thanksgiving-cheeseboard/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Loaded Thanksgiving Cheeseboard;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Loaded Thanksgiving Cheeseboard</a></strong></p>
<p>Host the Toast</p><p>How to make the ultimate autumn harvest cheese board. Tips on selecting the best ingredients, plus recipes for smoky chipotle pumpkin hummus, candied bacon and bourbon apple butter!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://hostthetoast.com/how-to-make-the-ultimate-autumn-harvest-cheese-board/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ultimate Autumn Harvest Cheese Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ultimate Autumn Harvest Cheese Board</a></strong></p>
<p>What's Gaby Cooking</p><p>The most epic Thanksgiving cheese board to kick start the Thanksgiving feast!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://whatsgabycooking.com/thanksgiving-cheese-board/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Thanksgiving Cheese Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Thanksgiving Cheese Board</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/1369858/parade/mac-and-cheese-recipes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:39 Best Mac and Cheese Recipes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">39 Best Mac and Cheese Recipes</a></strong></p>
<p>Damn Delicious</p><p>All you need to make an awesome cheese and charcuterie board! It’s simple, easy and so impressive for a crowd!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://damndelicious.net/2017/11/10/how-to-make-a-meat-and-cheese-board/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Meat and Cheese Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Meat and Cheese Board</a></strong></p>
<p>Number 2 Pencil</p><p>This budget-friendly charcuterie board is made up entirely of Costco goodies. This board is easy to put together and perfect for feeding a crowd!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.number-2-pencil.com/costco-charcuterie-board/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Costco Charcuterie Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Costco Charcuterie Board</a></strong></p>
<p>Joyful Healthy Eats</p><p>Everyone loves a good charcuterie board and I’m going to show you how to make an epic holiday cheese board in just 10 minutes!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/how-to-make-an-epic-holiday-cheese-board/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Joyful Healthy Eats;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Joyful Healthy Eats</a></strong></p>
<p>Lemon Tree Dwelling</p><p>Perfect for holidays, ladies' nights or everyday entertaining, charcuterie boards are a fun, versatile, delicious addition to any gathering!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.lemontreedwelling.com/how-to-make-the-perfect-cheese-board/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Perfect Cheese Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">The Perfect Cheese Board</a></strong></p>
<p>Foodie Crush</p><p>Charcuterie boards loaded with all the antipasti snacks have taken over the internet. Here are tips for how to make your meat and cheese plates Instagram-worthy, along with a special treat for all to share.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.foodiecrush.com/how-to-make-an-instagram-worthy-charcuterie-board/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Instagram Worthy Charcuterie Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Instagram Worthy Charcuterie Board</a></strong></p>
<p>Real Mom Nutrition</p><p>Here’s everything you need to know about creating an Aldi cheese board that’s perfect for entertaining (and affordable too!).</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.realmomnutrition.com/how-to-make-aldi-cheese-board/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Aldi Cheese Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Aldi Cheese Board</a></strong></p>
<p>The Little Epicurean</p><p>Whatever the celebration, meat and cheese boards are welcome additions to the table all year long. Paired with a wine or two, meat and cheese boards are the perfect way to celebrate Thanksgiving.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.thelittleepicurean.com/2016/08/meat-and-cheese-board-pairing.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Meat and Cheese Board with Wine Pairings;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Meat and Cheese Board with Wine Pairings</a></strong></p>
<p>Blue Bowl Recipes</p><p>Nothing says fall like a charcuterie board filled with all the bounty of autumn!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://bluebowlrecipes.com/fall-harvest-cheese-board/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Easy Fall Harvest Cheese Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Easy Fall Harvest Cheese Board</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/42-boozy-thanksgiving-cocktails-kick-210454244.html" data-ylk="slk:42 Creative Thanksgiving Cocktails to Kick Turkey Day Off Right;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">42 Creative Thanksgiving Cocktails to Kick Turkey Day Off Right</a></strong></p>
<p>The Crumby Kitchen</p><p>The most decadent comforting cheese boards happen in winter, and are made even better if they include this maple Sriracha candied bacon! Learn how to perfectly pair your favorite French Fromage with the perfect wines!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://thecrumbykitchen.com/maple-sriracha-candied-bacon-french-winter-cheeseboard/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Maple Sriracha Candied Bacon Cheese Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Maple Sriracha Candied Bacon Cheese Board</a></strong></p>
<p>Sprouted Kitchen</p><p>This beautiful fall cheese board will be a great way to welcome guests this Thanksgiving.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.sproutedkitchen.com/home/2018/11/19/fall-cheese-board" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fall Cheese Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Fall Cheese Board</a></strong></p>
<p>Half Baked Harvest</p><p>A Greek twist on the typical cheese board, this Mediterranean antipasto platter is perfect for Thanksgiving!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/mediterranean-antipasto-platter/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mediterranean Antipasto Platter;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Mediterranean Antipasto Platter</a></strong></p>
<p>The Baking Fairy</p><p>Impress all your guests this winter season with this simple, gorgeous winter harvest cheese board! It combines cheeses, meats, crackers, nuts and fresh fruit for a show-stopping appetizer.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.thebakingfairy.net/2016/12/winter-harvest-cheese-board/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Winter Harvest Cheese Board;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Winter Harvest Cheese Board</a></strong></p>

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