fourth of july chaucuterie board with raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, extra sharp cheddar cheese, and mini marshmallows

Fourth of July Charcuterie Board

Fourth of July Charcuterie Board is the perfect platter to serve at your holiday barbeque. How many times have you thought, what can I bring that will stand out, is easy to make, and won’t take a long time to make? If you are like me, you probably do it for every party you attend!

This fourth of July charcuterie board is absolutely adorable and 100% practical. Everyone loves to eat fresh fruit, especially in the summer time. But who wants to make a huge fruit salad? Not me! Cutting up all those giant melons is a pain in the butt. Not to mention, a large fruit salad costs a small fortune! With this festive tray of red raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, mini marshmallows, and cheddar cheese, you can put a little of something for everyone to enjoy.

What is a Chaucuterie Board?

I only heard of the phrase charcuterie board recently. Yes, I’m extremely late to the cheese board party which is a bummer because I’m a huge fan of cheese boards! These days you don’t want to just serve cheese and crackers, rather, you want to provide your guests with a charcuterie board that is filled with cheese, crackers, and lots of other yummy goodies!

So what is a charcuterie board? Charcuterie is a French word for cured meats. The French have always featured charcuterie boards dating back to the 15th century. A typical French charcuterie board contains a few different (salty) meats, slices of baguette, a few cheeses, a couple of spreads for the bread, and possibly some grapes as well. In the last few years, charcuterie boards have exploded in the US and consist of a variety of different ingredients that can range from the traditional charcuterie board to desserts, and even holiday themed boards. The possibilities are endless and it’s a lot of fun to get creative with the accompaniments. If you are looking for a board that has everything you need, check out this Magnetic Cheese Board that comes with serving utensils.

Ingredients Needed

You could serve whatever you prefer with your fourth of July charcuterie board. I choose a variety of berries that showcase the American flag colors of red, white, and blue. However, if you might also want to add some fresh figs, watermelon, a dipping cup of vanilla yogurt. Whatever you would like to add, do it. This is a creative way to serve food. You are in charge : )

Here is what I used for my fun holiday platter:

  • 1 pint Blackberries
  • 1/2 pint Blueberries
  • 1/2 quart Strawberries
  • 1 pint Raspberries
  • 1 cup Mini Marshmallows
  • 4 oz Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese sliced

When To Serve

You can serve a charcuterie board at a variety of times, some ideas for when to serve this yummy cheese and fruit plates are:

  • An appetizer for a party
  • Light lunch
  • After-school snack for kids and their friends
  • Potluck dish
  • Dessert

Making Your Platter

Making this cheery plate is super easy to do. There is no cooking involved. Honestly, this is so easy that you it really won’t take longer than a few minutes, but that will depend on how detailed you want to go with this.

All you need to do is clean the berries, cut some cheese, and let your creativity take control! You could get really fancy and arrange the berries, cheese, and marshmallows to mimic the American flag. Wouldn’t that be cool?

Here is what you need to get started:

  • Divide each ingredient in half.
  • Place raspberries together, then blueberries, then cheese, etc alternating colors across a chaucuterie board.
  • Take the other half of ingredients and alternating colors, fill in the chaucuterie board so that it is filled.

Charcuterie boards have become popular because they make an impressive statement at a party, yet they are very easy to prepare. Guests gawk at the dramatic display of meats, cheese, crackers, fruits, nuts, etc. And you know what? This is one dish that will not have leftovers! It’s great to have happy guests with full bellies, however, if you are looking forward to a late night snack after your guests leave, you probably won’t be digging into this delicious platter.

More Party Food

If you can’t get enough ideas for what to bring to your next bbq, check out some of my tried and true recipes for different foods. These are easy to make and delicious! Bring yummy dishes that differ from what everyone else is bringing. Stop buying cookies at the grocery store and wow your family and friends with your culinary skills!

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Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza
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cannoli dip is the perfect alternative to an italian cannoli made with ricotta cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, cream cheese, and mini chocolate chips
Cannoli Dip
white chocolate chip cookies with craisins, macademia nuts are the best alternative cookie to chocolate chip cookies
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4th of July Charcuterie Board

This celebratory 4th of July chaucuterie board is adorable and tasty! The perfect dish to bring to a 4th of July bbq that kids and adults will enjoy.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish
Keyword: easy side dish, party food
Servings: 8 people
Author: jenahoward

Ingredients

  • 1 pint Blackberries
  • 1/2 pint Blueberries
  • 1/2 quart Strawberries
  • 1 pint Raspberries
  • 1 cup Mini Marshmallows
  • 4 oz Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese sliced

Instructions

  • Divide each ingredient in half.
  • Place raspberries together, then blueberries, then cheese, etc alternating colors across a chaucuterie board.
  • Take the other half of ingredients and alternating colors, fill in the chaucuterie board so that it is filled.
    fourth of july chaucuterie board with raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, extra sharp cheddar cheese, and mini marshmallows

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