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When it comes to entertaining, a charcuterie board is a go-to for hosts—and a fan favorite of guests—for good reason. While charcuterie technically means a range of different cured meats, these platters go beyond salami and prosciutto and typically feature various cheeses, crackers, spreads and produce as well. But what exactly makes them so popular? For starters, they're extremely flexible: you can adjust the ingredients for different preferences, scale up or down the portions based on the number of guests, make them as affordable or pricey as you'd like and can even tie them to a certain theme, like a color or season. But perhaps the main reason is they require zero culinary skills to assemble. Sure, there is an art to making a charcuterie board look as impressive as the ones you've seen all over Instagram and Pinterest. But don't worry, we're here to give you some charcuterie board inspiration for your next gathering.

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1. Prosciutto and Fig Salad Board

When you want your first course to make your guests gasp.

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2. Presidential Cheese Board

Treat your guests like VIPs.

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3. DAIRY-FREE CRANBERRY ROSEMARY CHEESE ROLL AND CHARCUTERIE BOARD

Yeah, we’re serious.

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4. Easy Spanish-Inspired Cheese Board

It’s a fiesta.

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5. Charcuterie Board Two Ways

One for cheese lovers and another for your vegan friends.

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6. Summer Charcuterie Snack Board

We’d have this for our last meal. (Gaby Dalkin, you genius.)

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7. ANTIPASTO APPETIZER CHEESE BOARD

With a little something for everyone.

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8. MAPLE CREAM AND APPLE BAKED BRIE BOARD

That crostini bar, though.

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9. the ultimate burrata cheese board

Forget the guests. We’re eating the whole thing.

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10. meat and cheese platter

BRB, stuffing our faces.

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11. cheese & charcuterie board

Yep, we’ll just have this for dinner.

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12. QUICK AND EASY CHEESE BOARD

Date night? Check.

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13. SIMPLE CHARCUTERIE FLATBREADS

Get to know flatbreads. You won’t regret it.

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14. Charcuterie Board With Bacon Onion Jam

Easier than it looks.

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15. BUTTERNUT SQUASH CHEESEBALL AND CHEESE BOARD

Because you can never have too much cheese.

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16. Chocolate Charcuterie Board

Hey, not every board is about the cheese! Watch this video to see how it's done.

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