Try this guide for making the most adorable 4th of July Charcuterie board that can be adapted to almost any dietary need or preference. It’s the perfect way to celebrate America’s birthday and a red, white, and blue theme! 

a 4th of July charcuterie board with various snacks in red, white, and blue.

Summertime means outdoor parties, barbecues, and pool parties. It’s my favorite time of year!

If you’re hosting a 4th of July party, try making this adorable patriotic charcuterie board as a fun way to show enthusiasm for our nation’s birthday. It’s also great this year because of the Olympics. I plan to wear my “Team USA” t-shirt proudly to show my support.

A charcuterie board is the perfect way to showcase fresh fruits and other simple ingredients that are refreshing when it’s hot outside. Plus, it’s pretty easy to find blue foods like berries or blue corn chips, along with red foods and white foods to honor the colors of the American flag.

Party Board Recipe Benefits

Festive Presentation

The use of star-shaped containers and patriotic color themes with red, white, and blue elements makes this charcuterie board visually appealing and perfect for 4th of July celebrations.

You can use whatever variety of items you find at the store. And, you don’t need any fancy boards to make this fun July 4th charcuterie board. Use a cutting board or any type of clean, flat surface.

Balanced Flavors and Textures

This snack board combines a variety of tastes and textures, from the creamy brie and crisp cauliflower to the savory salami and sweet blueberries, ensuring there’s something delightful for every palate.

If you don’t want to do a savory cheese board, try dessert boards instead! Swap out the foods for red, white and blue treats like candies or cookies with patriotic sprinkles or in a star shape.

These No-Bake Brownies would also be a great sweet addition.

Versatility and Customizability

The recipe allows for easy substitutions or additions based on dietary preferences or availability, making it adaptable for different occasions and guest needs.

You can adapt the foods to meet whatever dietary preferences your guests have. Got vegan friends? Just be sure to use dairy-free cheeses and leave out out the cured meats.

a close up of the 4th of July charcuterie board full of fruits, nuts and crackers.

4th of July Charcuterie Board Recipe Steps

Step One

Prepare and arrange the grapes, brie, and rolled salami rosettes on a large charcuterie board as the primary features.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Add blueberries in a star-shaped container and distribute star-shaped and traditional crackers nearby for easy pairing.

Step Three

Place shelled pistachios and cashews in blue and red dishes, respectively, to enhance the festive theme.

Step Four

Scatter cauliflower florets and cheese slices around the board to fill any gaps and provide a balanced variety of flavors and textures.

Recipe Tips

  • You can easily adapt to your board for various dietary preferences. But, try not to include vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free options on the same plate or level as foods that don’t meet those restrictions. This helps reduce cross-contamination for those who have food allergies or strict food restrictions.
  • Blanch the cauliflower florets for a softer texture if desired, then cool in ice water, drain, and pat dry.
  • Keep the perishable items refrigerated until the last minute. And, be mindful about how long the food is at room temperature.

Recipe FAQs

Can I prepare the charcuterie board ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare most elements of the charcuterie board ahead of time. Arrange items like salami, cheese, and nuts on the board and cover it with plastic wrap. Keep refrigerated until just ready to serve. Add heat-sensitive items like blueberries and cauliflower close to serving time to maintain freshness.

What are some alternative cheeses I can use besides brie for the charcuterie board?

If you prefer different cheeses, consider using cheddar for a sharp taste, gouda for a sweet and creamy texture, or goat cheese for a tangy flavor. Look for other types of white cheeses at your local grocery store. These can be sliced or served in wedges to add variety to the board. If you wish to make the board dairy-free, replace any dairy-based cheeses with plant-based options.

How can I make this charcuterie board suitable for guests with nut allergies?

To accommodate guests with nut allergies, simply omit the pistachios and cashews. You can replace them with seeds like pumpkin or sunflower seeds, or additional fruits like strawberries or cherries to keep the festive color scheme.

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a 4th of July charcuterie board full of red, white and blue snacks.

4th of July Charcuterie Board (Red, White, and Blue Theme)

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Try this guide for making the most adorable 4th of July Charcuterie board that can be adapted to almost any dietary need or preference. It’s the perfect way to celebrate America’s birthday and a red, white, and blue theme! 

  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 10 Servings 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 7 ounces of thinly sliced salami
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, broken into bite-sized florets
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 7 ounces crackers (use gluten-free crackers if necessary)
  • 1 bunch of grapes, preferably dark-colored
  • 1 cup of shelled pistachios
  • 1 cup of unsalted cashews
  • 1 wheel of brie, for placing whole or slicing
  • 6 ounces of cheese slices, assorted varieties

Instructions

  1. Prepare the cauliflower by washing and cutting it into small, bite-sized florets. Use the grapes to create natural clusters around the board as the foundation, providing color and volume.
  2. Fold or roll the salami slices into rosettes and arrange them prominently on the board. Salami rosettes can be made by folding the slices in half, rolling them tightly, and securing with a toothpick if needed.
  3. Place the crackers strategically near the salami for easy access and pairing.
  4. Place pistachios in a small blue dish and cashews in a small red dish, adding a colorful thematic touch to the arrangement.
  5. Position the cauliflower florets around the board to add a textural contrast.
  6. Add the wheel of brie to the center of the board, cutting into it if preferred to show its creamy texture. Arrange the assorted cheese slices neatly around the board to offer variety.

Notes

  1. You can easily adapt to your board for various dietary preferences. But, try not to include vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free options on the same plate or level as foods that don’t meet those restrictions. This helps reduce cross-contamination for those who have food allergies or strict food restrictions.
  2. Blanch the cauliflower florets for a softer texture if desired, then cool in ice water, drain and pat dry.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 small plate's worth
  • Calories: 379
  • Sugar: 8.4 g
  • Sodium: 346.5 mg
  • Fat: 27.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.6 g
  • Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 15.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 46.2 mg

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