All holiday celebrations revolve around a sit-down meal. The foods served can vary greatly depending on your family's traditions, cultural heritage or even the region you reside in. But Thanksgiving in America is usually reserved for serving turkey. Sides may vary, but traditional ones like mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole and cranberry sauce almost always make an appearance. It’s time to give the Turkey Day buffet an upgrade. This Thanksgiving, surprise your dinner guests with an unexpected feast of charcuterie and cheese!
What you include on your Thanksgiving Day charcuterie board depends on whether you want to be creative or traditional. It’s your creation, after all, so you can decide exactly what to fill your charcuterie board with this holiday.
Fall Grazing Board Ideas
A Thanksgiving charcuterie board is a delightful way to showcase a variety of flavors and textures that complement the traditional holiday feast. Here are some foods you can include:
Assorted Cheeses - Choose a selection of cheeses with different textures and flavors. Some popular options include cheddar, brie, gouda, and blue cheese. Try to have at least one herbed cheese.
Meats - Add a variety of cured meats such as prosciutto, salami, and pepperoni. Feel free to include sliced turkey! Roll, fold or stack meats to create an appealing presentation.
Nuts - Pumpkin seeds are a must for keeping with the Thanksgiving theme. You may also include a mix of roasted nuts and candied pecans. They add crunch and a nice contrast to the other elements on the board.
Fresh Fruits - Incorporate seasonal fruits like grapes, sliced pears, apples, or figs. They add a refreshing touch and provide a balance of sweetness.
Dried Fruits - Dried cranberries, apricots, or cherries can be included for a burst of concentrated flavors. They also pair well with the other ingredients.
Crackers and Bread - Provide an assortment of crackers and sliced baguettes or breadsticks to serve as a vehicle for the cheeses and meats.
Spreads and Dips - Offer some spreads and dips like cranberry sauce, honey, mustard, fig jam or pumpkin dip. These can be used to enhance the flavors of the cheeses and meats.
Garnishes - Add some fresh fall herbs like sage, rosemary or thyme sprigs for decoration and an aromatic touch.
Have fun making and sharing your Turkey Day charcuterie board! Remember to arrange the items on the charcuterie board to look aesthetically appealing, creating a balance of colors, shapes, and textures. You can also add name tags or small signs to label the different foods, snacks and spreads.
Order a Classic Charcuterie Board for Thanksgiving Dinner
Our charcuterie and cheese appetizers are an excellent no-cook option to add to your Thanksgiving feast this November. If you are hosting dinner, let Boarderie help you get the food to the table faster with our already-made gourmet meat and cheese platters. Simply choose the size and assortment you prefer, and we’ll do the rest!
Invited to a friend or family member’s Turkey Day festivities and don’t want to show up empty-handed? Boarderie can help! With our collection of delicious, chef-made charcuterie boards to choose from, your contribution to the holiday meal will be divine. Each board includes hand-selected cured meats and artisanal cheese from Europe. Everything is sliced, arranged and packed fresh so that it’s ready to share upon arrival.
Free Nationwide Shipping on Thanksgiving Charcuterie Boards
Boarderie offers complimentary overnight shipping throughout the US with every charcuterie board purchase. You can have it shipped directly to your home or that of your Thanksgiving dinner host. Our shopping cart features allow customers to pre-schedule their delivery and ship to multiple recipients.