How to Create a Beautiful Fall Charcuterie Plate (or Board)

Sharing how to create a a beautiful fall charcuterie masterpiece for your next fall gathering.

Fall Charcuterie Spread | Fall Entertaining with MacKenzie Childs | Louella Reese

Royal Check Pitcher | Royal Check Pinch Bowls | Sweetbriar Salad Plate | Sweetbriar Mugs | Sweetbriar Cakestand | Royal Check Serving Platter all c/o Mackenzie-Childs | c/o Serena & Lilly Chambray Napkin set | Williams-Sonoma Wood handle Ladle | Williams-Sonoma Wood Handle Cheese Knives (on super sale, under $10) | similar spoon rest | line & dot alder sweater

FINALLY sharing the fall entertaining/hosting post I shared a sneak peek of on Instagram stories a couple of weeks ago. Not to mention shared my excitement about probably 10-15 times. Today I am partnering with MacKenzie-Childs to share how to create a beautiful fall charcuterie plate (or board). Along with additional items to serve on the side. 

For those of you new to the charcuterie world (hey Adam and Peter), a charcuterie plate/board includes cured meats (and other meat products) paired with different accompaniments, such as cheese, fruit, crackers, nuts and/or jams and spreads.

Before putting your fall charcuterie spread together, you must decide what you’ll be creating your masterpiece on – a plate or a board? I went with a plate as I wanted an excuse to use this royal check serving platter and I felt it would provide a very pretty backdrop. A wood cheeseboard/cutting board or a more simple serving platter would work just fine as well. Completely up to your personal style/theme you’re creating and what you have in your kitchen! 

How to Make the Perfect Fall Charcuterie Plate (or Board) | Fall Charcuterie Board | Louella Reese
How to Make the Perfect Fall Charcuterie Plate (or Board) | Fall Charcuterie Board | Louella Reese
How to Make the Perfect Fall Charcuterie Plate (or Board) | Fall Charcuterie Board | Louella Reese

Now that you have your base, it is time to create your charcuterie masterpiece! Below you will find everything I used for my fall charcuterie plate plus a couple of additional ideas. 

Fall Charcuterie Plate (or Board) Ingredients

Cheese

Herbed Goat Cheese
Smoked Gouda
Parmesan
Extra Sharp White Cheddar

Meats

Calabrese Salami
Prosciutto
Capocollo

Fruits

Apples
Figs
Pears
Grapes

Crackers

Wheat Thins
Water Crackers
Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps
French Baguette Slices

Extras

Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Hummus
Nuts
Fall Jam or Butter

Sides

Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds
Pumpkin Cookies
Pumpkin Bread

How to Make the Perfect Fall Charcuterie Plate (or Board) | Fall Charcuterie Board | Louella Reese
MacKenzie Childs Pitcher | Royal Check | Louella Reese
Pumpkin Punch Bowl | Fall Entertaining | Louella Reese
Fall Appetizers | Fall Entertaining with MacKenzie Childs | Louella Reese
Pumpkin Punch Bowl | Fall Entertaining | Louella Reese
White Coffee Mugs | Fall Entertaining | Louella Reese

While the fall charcuterie plate is quite pretty on it’s own to really set the scene and serve additional items, a couple of pieces were required. The most beautiful cake stand you have ever seen for the pumpkin bread, mugs for the apple cider out of the pumpkin punch bowl, beautiful salad plates for guests to place their charcuterie selections on, and a couple of pinch bowls for chocolate covered almonds + pumpkin hummus. 

For decor, I created a fall arrangement in a royal check pitcher to match the serving platter, a couple of pumpkins + gourds, and created the pumpkin punch bowl.

Shop My Fall Charcuterie Plate Set Up

MacKenzie Childs Sweetbriar Cake Stand | Fall Entertaining | Louella Reese
Fall Menu Idea | Fall Entertaining | Louella Reese
Fall Party Menu Idea | Fall Entertaining | Louella Reese

Royal Check Pitcher | Royal Check Pinch Bowls | Sweetbriar Salad Plate | Sweetbriar Mugs | Sweetbriar Cakestand | Royal Check Serving Platter all c/o Mackenzie Childs | c/o Serena & Lilly Chambray Napkin set | Williams-Sonoma Wood handle Ladle | Williams-Sonoma Wood Handle Cheese Knives (on super sale, under $10) | similar spoon rest | line & dot alder sweater

How to Create a Beautiful Fall Charcuterie Spread | Fall Entertaining with MacKenzie Childs | Louella Reese

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26 Comments

  1. Lily wrote:

    This makes me want to host a dinner party just so i can make this haha! Love the photos 🙂

    Lily Loves | https://www.lilyloves.net

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
    • Haha girl I’ve been in the same boat since this shoot. We have had people over multiple times since and every time I make a charcuterie plate/board similar to this haha. Thank you so much!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  2. Morgan wrote:

    Okay first off those dishes were MADE FOR YOU!!! And they could not be more perfect for your new home! And second, I need that apple cider in my life!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
    • Right? Like there was no question, I needed the Royal Check. And yes you do, it was sooo yummy! Trade Joe’s for the win – then I added apple slices and cinnamon sticks.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  3. Kelsey wrote:

    This looks so delicious and so cute!
    Xo, Kelsey

    Posted 11.3.19 Reply
  4. Maureen wrote:

    Nice! It’s beautiful and everything looks so good! I am smitten with that big pumpkin bowl. How cute is that?!

    Maureen

    Posted 11.3.19 Reply
    • Thank you so much! Thought the pumpkin bowl added so much to the spread – a fun little addition.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.4.19 Reply
  5. WOW, this charcuterie board turned out fantastic — I don’t think you are missing a single important ingredient! It all looks fab and delicious to satisfy any guest, too. Also, I seriously love the bright and pretty photography to showcase your finished product!

    XO Amanda

    Posted 11.4.19 Reply
    • Thank you so much gal! I really appreciate that 🙂 I had the best time putting it together and now can’t stop making charcuterie boards for our guests haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.4.19 Reply
  6. Lizzie wrote:

    Everything is SO beautiful!! I’d love to do something like this for Thanksgiving. Definitely need more of your hosting tips!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    Posted 11.5.19 Reply
    • Thank you so much Lizzie! You absolutely should – charcuterie boards are truly so fun and easy to put together. And I will be sharing more soon 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.5.19 Reply
  7. Stephanie wrote:

    Well now I’m certainly craving a good charcuterie and wine night with my friends. The way you styled this (and can we talk about your cider in the pumpkin?) is just fabulous. So eye-catching at the same time as being totally delicious!

    Posted 11.5.19 Reply
    • Aw thank you so much Stephanie! I really appreciate it gal 🙂 the pumpkin was such a fun addition. Love what it added to the spread. Also, super easy to to do surprisingly.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 11.6.19 Reply
  8. Marlene wrote:

    That charcuterie is gorgeous! I love your decor too and the punch, perfect for fall!

    Posted 11.5.19 Reply
  9. Oh this came out so good! I love the checkerboard pattern, that blue is my favorite color!

    Posted 11.5.19 Reply
  10. Kileen wrote:

    What a cute post! I found this super inspirational because with the upcoming holidays I’m wanting to do something like this really bad!!

    Posted 11.5.19 Reply
  11. These are always so much fun to make when friends come over! Love all the variety in yours- need to make one asap xoxo sarah

    Posted 11.6.19 Reply
  12. Caitlin wrote:

    ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. You put together the most beautiful entertaining spreads!

    Posted 11.7.19 Reply
  13. Megan wrote:

    How cute is this?! It looks so yummy! I’m going to have to try it!

    Posted 11.8.19 Reply