With your favorite summer holiday just around the corner, a 4th of July Charcuterie Board is perfect to bring to a holiday potluck, barbecue, or picnic.

There is nothing that reminds me more of summer, than the combination of delicious barbecue and chalky firework smoke filling the air!

When I was younger, we always had a neighborhood block party on the 4th. It was something we looked forward to every year. Food, friends, and beer were always plentiful – what more could you ask for?

This 4th of July themed charcuterie board is the perfect festive blend of sweet and salty. My board is small to medium-sized, so feel free to adjust the portions to serve your guests accordingly.

4th of July themed charcuterie board

Everything you need for your 4th of July Charcuterie board.

Charcuterie boards are great because they look like you’ve spent a lot of time on something when you’ve really just thrown it together. They are literally impossible to screw up!

Don’t have a charcuterie board? No worries. You can purchase the one in these photos here for around $20. If you don’t want to buy one, then any sort of flat platter will work.

If you are planning a picnic for your fourth of July celebrations, picnic sets are so fun and convenient! Here are a couple similar to mine in the photos below – 2 person picnic basket or 4 people picnic basket.

Putting together your charcuterie board – The Ingredients

4th of July charcuterie board

Crackers

Any type of crackers will do! Wheat thins, Ritz, or an assortment.

Cream Cheese Shortcakes

These are my favorite part of the board! You will need dessert shells, 6oz of softened cream cheese, 1/3 cup of salted butter, 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract.

Mix everything but the shells together in a large bowl. Fill the shells with a generous spoon full of frosting. Top with blueberries and raspberries.

The frosting is roughly enough for 15 shortcakes. Cut the recipe in half for less or double it for more.

Alternatively, if you are not a fan of a cream cheese mixture, I think whip cream would be tasty too!

These printable American flags are perfect to decorate the shortcakes. Just print them out and tape them to toothpicks (these are not the flags pictured in the photo. I think the ones linked look better than mine!) Or you can purchase some already made here .

4th of july charcuterie

Cheese, nuts, & meat.

Pick whatever cheese you’d like for your tray. I love a tomato garlic cheddar, or Parmesan

A meat assortment of prosciutto and black pepper salami is what I typically use for my board.

A little bowl of mixed nuts is a great salty snack to add to the middle of your tray.

White Chocolate Pretzels

These white chocolate pretzels are the perfect patriotic sweet treat for your charcuterie board.

4th of july charcuterie

Fruit

You can put any kind of red and blue colored fruit on your 4th of July board. I chose strawberries and blueberries. Watermelon, raspberries, cherries, or grapes would work well too!

Wine time

The most important part of any holiday… just kidding! However, wine can certainly make any gathering a little more fun. I am obsessed with these mini bottles of prosecco, plus they are easy to dress up with some festive ribbon.

4th of july charcuterie
4th of july charcuterie

I hate going through posts and forming a grocery list, so I made one for you.

Printable Grocery List

And that’s all! It’s a pretty simple process to make a 4th of July charcuterie board perfect for your holiday gatherings.

Let me know in the comments if there is something else that you would add!

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