Let’s Talk: All You Need to Make a Perfect Charcuterie Board

Here is all you need to make a perfect charcuterie board~from step by step instructions and a shopping list for all the ingredients.

Note: more tips + tricks + photos can be found in this blog post on Marie’s charcuterie board


How to Make This Fab Charcuterie Board (Step By Step)

Who is Marie Marino?

Marie is one of my dearest friends. We first met in the ’80s at Auburn University where we were sorority sisters. Fast forward to today. After years of not seeing one another or keeping in touch, our husbands became close friends and business partners. Thankfully, this reunited me with Marie, who is one of my dearest friends.  She is a fabulous cook and the consummate hostess, so I am thrilled that she is sharing this helpful information on The SavvyCast.

Party Charcuterie and Cheese Board: Shopping Guide and Tutorial
Christmas 2018 with Marie and her charcuterie:-)

Marie makes a charcuterie easy.

Marie breaks down exactly how she makes her “go-to ” charcuterie board. Trust me, this is the best board I’ve ever seen. It has the perfect blend of colors, textures, and flavors. The ingredients on this board are things that are actually delicious. If you are like me, some boards are too “fancy” and have things on them that I don’t find that appetizing.

Marie shares her charcuterie tips + shopping list.

In this episode of The SavvyCast, Marie shares her best advice, tips, and tricks for making her favorite go-to charcuterie board. She gives step-by-step instructions for making her fabulous board. This is pure gold for anyone who wants to make a beautiful board with the hardest part done~choosing the ingredients.

Charcuterie Board Shopping List

Thanks to Marie for sharing a shopping list with all the ingredients she uses to make her fabulous, go-to charcuterie board. Friends, if you are like me, THIS is the hardest part~shopping for the board. This is pure gold to have all the things needed. Print this or bookmark this for future reference. 

I hope this is helpful to all of you. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!

Charcuterie Board Shopping List

This list has all the ingredients Marie uses to make her go-to charcuterie board.

Charcuterie Board Shopping List

The Fresh Market


Blue Valdean
Bacon or smoked gouda (or any cheddar)
Jalapeno Pepper Jack or Hatch chli
Goat cheese or brie wedge (soft)


Summer Sausage
Pepperoni log


Milton's multigrain rounds
Stone wheat minis
Back to Nature Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
Thin bread sticks




Marcona almonds
Dilly beans
Olives, pickles & giadinera
Honey (to top blue cheese or drizzle over almonds)
Fig preserves (to use with goat cheese)
Thyme sprigs for garnish

Trader Joe's 


Smoked Salmon with cream cheese & chives

Organic Cracker Assortment (different shapes)
Bagel crisps
Bread sticks


Unexpected cheddar

Asiago with rosemary & olive oil
Goat cheese rolled in whatever (seasonal)*
White stilton with apricots
Baked blood orange chocolate chip ricotta (also lemon)
Smoked cheddar with paprika
Black pepper Toscano


Marcona almonds (aka "Guava" nuts)
Dried fruits
Mediterranean hummus & carrot sticks

LaFeme Juliene Rose

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  1. Have you seen the Beautiful Boards cookbook by Maegan Brown? You will LOVE IT! Her website is http://www.thebakermama.com and her instagram is @thebakermama.
    Her creative boards are exactly what you’ve been talking about.
    p.s. thanks for always sharing such practical recipes and ideas. I really enjoy following you!

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