Keto charcuterie boards are not only fun to make, they are the perfect keto appetizer or keto party snack.
Learn to make a simple, yet stunning keto charcuterie board in less than 15 minutes.
It’s super simple to pull together a meat and cheese board that everyone will love.
Adding various flavors from simple everyday ingredients takes very little prep and just minutes to make.
I’ve included a few tips below to make sure your next keto charcuterie board is perfect in every way.
With so many varieties of meats, cheeses, nuts, and keto crackers, the toughest part will be choosing what to include in your keto charcuterie board.
We had the best charcuterie board (made keto just for us) at a Winery we found in Logan, Ohio. If you want to visit, check out Things to do in Logan Ohio.
What does Charcuterie mean?
Charcuterie is the art of preparing meats which are often cured or smoked such as bacon, ham or salami.
Charcuterie boards usually include cured meats, cheeses, and a variety of dried fruits and nuts to compliment them.
They are popular at restaurants and parties and they are the perfect keto appetizer or keto finger food.
Often, charcuterie boards include crackers. You can swap the crackers for keto crackers, cheese crisps, or pork rinds ... or all three!
How to make a Keto Charcuterie Board
A keto charcuterie board is basically a meat and cheese board, but we’re going to include some other keto friendly snacks to round it out and make it pretty.
It’s very easy to prepare a charcuterie and you can find absolutely everything you need at most grocery stores.
You’re going to want to use a large plate, cheese board or platter, or wooden cutting board to build your keto charcuterie board.
Meat: Use a variety of meats when you build your keto charcuterie board. Go crazy with the meats.
Cheese: Use a variety of cheese, soft and hard. I like to serve the cheese in slices or cubes. I also like to include blue cheese crumbles.
Cheese Crisps and Pork Rinds: You can use sliced keto breads, keto crackers, cheese crisps, and/or pork rinds. We like to keep it simple.
Fruit & Nuts: Both dried and fresh fruit work. For the nuts, make sure they're salted.
Pickles, Olives and Dips: Use your favorite keto dip, pickles, and olives to keep your charcuterie board low carb. I've included links below to a couple of my favorite keto dips.
Chocolate and sweets: Sometimes I add a keto friendly chocolate or dried cranberries, for a touch of sweetness to go with the cheese.
You can find almost all of these ingredients pre-packaged at the store.
Keto Charcuterie Board Ingredients:
For this keto charcuterie board, I included a handful of ingredients I had on hand.
Cheese crisps, pork rinds, cheese wedges, blue cheese crumbles, nuts, pickles, green beans, cucumbers, deviled eggs, bell pepper, salami, ham, pepperoni, blueberries, and olives.
I was out of chocolate and cranberries, but I will definitely add those in next time.
I brought this particular keto charcuterie board to a dinner party and everyone, non-keto and keto, loved it. For another charcuterie board idea, try this Christmas charcuterie board next.
The next time you need an easy snack or a keto party appetizer, consider making a keto charcuterie board.
It’s simple to make and you can make it with your favorite ingredients.
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Did you make this keto charcuterie board? What did you put on your board?
- cheese crisps
- pork rinds
- cheese wedges,
- blue cheese crumbles
- deviled eggs
- bell pepper
- Start by lining your cheese board or platter with parchment paper.
- Arrange ingredients on the cheese board, covering up the cheese board. Don't be afraid to pile on the ingredients.
- Cover and store in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.
- I didn't include nutritional information. You'll need to add up the carbs based on the ingredients you use. There are lots of zero carb options you can add to your charcuterie board.