This breakfast charcuterie board is sure to infuse some FUN into breakfast. And it’s the best way to serve an informal brunch or breakfast for a party or a crowd of guests. Check out my Trader Joe’s cheese board post if you want to see some of my favorite TJ items that you can use for this brunch charcuterie board. Don’t forget to serve brunch with a cappuccino, dirty chai latte, sweet cream cold foam coffee or a lavender latte!
While this charcuterie board for brunch comes together pretty quick, if you’re looking for some quicker breakfast ideas, check out my 5-minute breakfast board for kids (easy enough for weekday breakfasts), air fryer hash browns, sourdough french toast, or healthy apple muffins.
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Table of Contents
- What is a Charcuterie Brunch Board?
- What You’ll Love About Breakfast Charcuterie Boards
- Brunch Charcuterie Ingredients
- How to Make Charcuterie Breakfast Board
- Breakfast Board Ideas
- Storage Instructions
- How to Serve a Brunch Board to the Whole Family
- More Brunch Recipes
- It’s 5pm. Are you still wondering what’s for dinner?
What is a Charcuterie Brunch Board?
A brunch charcuterie is just what it sounds like…a charcuterie board made with brunch items in addition to cheeses and meats.
It’s very similar to my cheese boards (Trader Joe’s cheese board and Costco cheese board), but we’ve swapped out some of the items for brunch classics, like eggs and mini cinnamon rolls.
What You’ll Love About Breakfast Charcuterie Boards
- It’s SO FUN!
- Easy meal
- Just 10 minutes prep
- Perfect for a crowd
- Sweet and savory flavors
- Great way to serve a casual, grazing board
- Fun for holidays like Christmas, New Years, Easter, and Mother’s Day
Brunch Charcuterie Ingredients
As with any cheeseboard or breakfast graze board, you’ll want a variety of items. Here are the components:
- Breads – Think breakfast foods here with mini chocolate chip muffins, mini donuts, or mini croissants, but also think charcuterie with a classic baguette.
- Cheeses – Use a combination of aged, soft, traditional, and something fun! I used a blueberry goat cheese for a sweet cheese twist in addition to a brie and aged gouda (two of my cheese board staples).
- Produce – Add some fresh fruit and veggies to your board for color and nutrition. Use whatever is fresh and in-season, berries like blueberry, strawberries, raspberries, and black berries always look great and are easy-to-eat. Cut oranges into segments and cut small clusters of grapes to make them easy-to-grab. Slice kiwi and cut melons (cantaloupe or watermelon) into chunks. Cucumbers, avocado, grape tomatoes, and baby carrots are veggies that work well.
- Extras – Not only are items like smoked salmon, prosciutto, or deli ham great additions, but also think of breakfast protein classics like hard boiled eggs, sausage links, bacon, jam or preserves, and honey.
How to Make Charcuterie Breakfast Board
Here’s how to make a breakfast brunch charcuterie board in a few easy steps:
- Place cheeses and anything in dishes or small bowls on board or tray first. Space out evenly.
- Add meat or smoked salmon near cheeses.
- Add bread and crackers next to cheeses.
- Finish with fresh produce and any other items. If you have open space that needs filling, fill with nuts like almonds, walnuts, or cashews.
TIP: Think about how you’ll want to eat the items and group them near each other (ie. cheese and crackers).
Breakfast Board Ideas
You can really go in so many different directions for a breakfast charcuterie.
I wanted this to be a combination of charcuterie (meats and cheese) AND breakfast items (sweets and hard boiled eggs) so that’s what I did! You can also set a particular theme – a pancake or waffles board (don’t forget the butter and maple syrup), granola and yogurt spread, and of course, a salmon lox and bagel spread.
While some of the items can be prepped ahead, this breakfast platter should be assembled right before eating and serving.
Some cheeses (like brie or aged gouda – two of my staples) are best left out at room temperature before serving.
How to Serve a Brunch Board to the Whole Family
I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in. 😉
Just like my Mediterranean charcuterie board, this is the ultimate family-style approach to breakfast and it’s a great pressure-free way to introduce different foods to your kids. Let everyone choose what they eat.
More Brunch Recipes
If you like this breakfast brunch charcuterie board, you might also like some of these other brunch recipes:
- Sausage and Potato Breakfast Burritos
- Breakfast Tacos
- Apple Monkey Bread
- Lox and Bagels
- Steak Egg and Cheese Bagel Sandwich
- Bacon Egg and Cheese Bagel Sandwich
It’s 5pm. Are you still wondering what’s for dinner?
Menu Plans by My Everyday Table can help you out.
The plan addresses three major issues when it comes to weeknight dinners: having a plan, time, and one family meal.
You’ll save time, save money, waste less food, and feel calm when 5pm hits because your dinner is already planned.
This brunch and breakfast charcuterie board is sure to infuse some FUN into breakfast. It’s the best way to serve an informal brunch.
- mini chocolate chip muffins (or mini blueberry muffins)
- mini croissants
- mini cinnamon rolls
- mini scones
Cheese and Things
- cheddar cheese cubes
- goat cheese
- flavored goat cheese
- fresh berries
- pear or apple slices
- melon if in-season
- cucumber slices
- grape tomatoes
- hard boiled eggs
- smoked salmon
- salami or prosciutto
- Place cheeses and anything in dishes out on your board.
- Add meat if using near cheeses.
- Add bread and crackers next to cheese. (You want to group items that will be eaten together next to each other.)
- Add other components in small sections throughout the board.
- The #1 tip for how to arrange a cheese platter is to CRAM THAT CHEESE PLATTER FULL! Different colors, shapes, flavors, and textures.
- Put out foods that are ready and easy to eat, while we want this to look pretty, we also want it to be edible.
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