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Breakfast Charcuterie Board

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This breakfast charcuterie board checks all of the boxes, whether you’re serving an informal brunch or breakfast for a party or a crowd of guests. Start with cheese board classics like cheese and meats, and then add your favorite breakfast items, and some fresh produce for a board that is delicious, nutritious, and beautiful! If you love charcuterie boards as much as we do, add the mini charcuterie board to your lunch or easy dinner menu!

While this easy charcuterie board for brunch comes together pretty quick, if you’re looking for some simpler breakfast ideas, check out my 5-minute breakfast board for kids (easy enough for weekday breakfasts), brown sugar oatmeal, acai bowls, avocado toast, or whipped cottage cheese.

Big brunch charcuterie board
Photo Credit: Loren Runion for My Everyday Table.

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

What You’ll Love About Breakfast Charcuterie Boards

  • It’s a fun way to eat breakfast
  • Easy meal
  • Just 10 minutes prep
  • Perfect for a crowd or parties
  • Sweet and savory flavors
  • Great way to serve a casual, grazing board
  • Easy to customize with your favorite breakfast foods
  • Fun for holidays like Christmas morning, New Years, Easter, and Mother’s Day

Brunch Charcuterie Ingredients

  • Breads – I opted to use a variety of breakfast carbs (mini donuts, mini croissants, mini cinnamon rolls, mini chocolate chip muffins) and more traditional charcuterie items like a classic baguette and crackers.
  • 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 – Smoked salmon, prosciutto, hard-boiled eggs, deli ham, sausage links, bacon all work well for extra breakfast proteins. And then extra sweet items like preserves, honey, or honey comb are nice sweet additions to your board.
Ingredients to make a brunch charcuterie board

How to Make a Charcuterie Breakfast Board

This is an overview on how to make a breakfast charcuterie board, the detailed instructions can be found below in the recipe card.

Start with proteins. Arrange cheese, meats, and hard-boiled eggs in small groups on your charcuterie board or a large wooden cutting board.
Add carbs. Add bread, crackers, and mini breakfast items next.
Add produce. Slice or prep the fruits and veggies to ensure they are ready and easy to eat. TIP: Change up how you slice the produce to add visual interest and include a variety for pops of color.
Finish board. Add garnishes if using. Take a look back and assess your board. Does it have a good variety? Do any sections need more or less? Squeeze items in close so the board looks full and abundant.
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FAQs

Can you have a charcuterie board for breakfast?

Yes you can and I think you should! A charcuterie board for breakfast is delicious, nutritious, and a great way to serve a crowd for a party or gathering!

What is the 3-3-3-3 rule for charcuterie boards?

The 3-3-3-3 rule for charcuterie boards is to consider including a few of each type of component: cheese, meat, carb/cracker, and extra (produce, jam, nuts, etc.). It’s a great rule-of-thumb to help you get started thinking about what you want to include on your board.

More 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 mini pancakes or mini waffles board (don’t forget the butter and maple syrup), granola and yogurt spread, a simpler, weekday 5-minute breakfast board, and of course, a salmon lox and bagel spread.

Storage Instructions

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 prep ahead

Here are some items I would recommend doing ahead of time:

  • Washing and drying fresh produce
  • Making hard-boiled eggs if making yourself
  • Making mini muffins or breakfast pastries if making yourself
  • Cooking breakfast proteins like bacon
Close up of breakfast board platter

Coffee & Tea Drinks to Serve with Your Brunch Board

All your brunch board needs is some coffee and/or tea! Here are a few of my faves:

How to Feed a Breakfast 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.

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Close up of a breakfast board
Photo Credit: Loren Runion for My Everyday Table.

More Easy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

If you like this breakfast grazing board, you might also like some of these other easy brunch recipes:

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Breakfast Charcuterie Board

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This brunch and breakfast charcuterie board is sure to infuse some FUN into breakfast. It’s the best way to serve an informal brunch.


Ingredients

Breads 

Cheese and Things

  • brie
  • cheddar cheese cubes
  • goat cheese
  • flavored goat cheese

Fresh produce 

  • fresh berries
  • grapes
  • pear or apple slices
  • melon if in-season
  • cucumber slices
  • grape tomatoes

Extras

  • jam
  • honey
  • hard-boiled eggs
  • smoked salmon
  • salami or prosciutto

Instructions

  1. Place cheeses and anything in dishes out on your board. 
  2. Add meat if using near cheeses. 
  3. Add bread and crackers next to cheese. (You want to group items that will be eaten together next to each other.) 
  4. Add in the breakfast sweets. 
  5. Finish with fresh produce to fill in empty spots. 


Notes

  • The #1 tip for how to arrange a gorgeous charcuterie platter is to CRAM THAT CHEESE PLATTER FULL and use 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. 

Keywords: breakfast charcuterie board, brunch charcuterie board

Food styling and photography by Loren Runion.

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