For your next party or gathering, try making this Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Charcuterie Board that is sure to please. This recipe includes a variety of fresh and seasonal ingredients that are easy to eat with your hands. This appetizer board has something for everyone!

A dairy-free and gluten-free charcuterie board with grapes and tomatoes.

Charcuterie is usually thought of as a “meat and cheese” sort of thing, but you can still work around your dietary needs.

Cold cuts, gluten-free crackers, nut cheese, and veggies make up this snack board, but you can choose even more variety in your ingredients so everyone has a satisfying bite to eat.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Charcuterie boards are all the rage, and this one brings lots of great textures to the table.
  • These are all ingredients you will likely already have on hand, so it is easy to put together on short notice.
  • No cooking involved – simply layer your ingredients in a pleasing manner.
  • Perfect to involve kids, from washing the produce to laying out the spread, it will get them interested in tasting new foods.

Key Ingredients

Ingredients to make a DF GF charcuterie board spread on a white surface.

Salami is very tasty cured meat with a classic flavor many love. Do read the label carefully as this is the one ingredient where gluten could be hiding.

Grapes add sweetness, crunch, and juice all in one small package!

Tomatoes are the perfect choice for popping into your mouth. I prefer to use grape tomatoes that don’t need to be sliced.

Gluten-free crackers can either be made from nuts or flours. Try using two different types for a pleasing look.

Dairy-free cheese spread is the only “specialty” item you might not readily have on hand. It should have a long enough shelf-life though that you can keep a couple in the fridge if you think you might have guests over soon.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Begin your spread by placing the container of cheese off to one side. You can leave it in the tub it comes in or transfer it to a pretty little dish or jar.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

A dairy-free and gluten-free charcuterie board with grapes and tomatoes.

Step Two

In the photos, you’ll see I started with the crackers and salami on opposite ends to “spray” out from the cheese. Try toothpicks for easy salami picking.

Step Three

Add the grapes and tomatoes for added color. Finally, set the parsley as needed for even more color. It’s perfect for nipping off leaves to add to your plate.

Dairy Free gluten free charcuterie board items on a small white plate.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You can easily double the size of your board for a larger gathering.
  • You can use almost any clean surface as the base of your board. Try a clean cutting board, large dinner plate, or piece of marble.
  • Feel free to get creative with your charcuterie board! You can also use foods like baby carrots, olives, dried figs, fresh strawberries, and whatever else you can find. Try to pick foods that are easy to eat in one or two bites and aren’t too messy to eat with your hands.
  • Charcuterie boards like this are best prepared on the day of the party. This ensures that everything is fresh and looking nice for your guests.

Recipe FAQs

Can I prepare this charcuterie board ahead?

Boards like this are best prepared immediately before serving. The crackers wouldn’t do well refrigerated ahead of time. You can certainly wash your produce ahead and even fold the meats in quarters and place in a container. Set out your bowl and spoon for the cheese, and it will take just minutes to finalize.

What are some other options I can use?

Add nuts for more crunch. You can even nestle in some small dark chocolates (make sure they are dairy-free!) for a sweet treat.

Can I eat charcuterie for a meal?

If you don’t have a huge appetite, a charcuterie board can definitely stand in for a meal. You’ll get protein, carbs and fat to help satisfy.

A gluten-free cracker with dairy-free cheese and salami held between two fingers.

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A dairy-free and gluten-free charcuterie board with grapes and tomatoes.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Charcuterie Board


Description

For your next party or gathering, try making this Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Charcuterie Board that is sure to please. This recipe includes a variety of fresh and seasonal ingredients that are easy to eat with your hands. This appetizer board has something for everyone!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 8ounce container non-dairy cheese
  • 1 4ounce package uncured, gluten-free salami (I like the Applegate brand)
  • 1 5.5ounce box of gluten-free crackers (I like the Mary’s Gone Crackers brand)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 bunch green grapes, rinsed and broken into smaller bunches
  • 46 sprigs of fresh dill or fresh flat-leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. On a large cutting board or dinner plate, place the container of non-dairy cheese. Alternatively, you can use a spatula to transfer the cheese into a small decorative bowl instead of serving it in the package.
  2. Open the packages of crackers and salami and place them decoratively around the board. If you like, you can use toothpicks for the salami pieces to make them easier to grab and eat.
  3. Add the tomatoes and grapes to the board. Lastly, add the fresh sprigs of herbs for color.
  4. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. You can easily double the size of your board for a larger gathering.
  2. You can use almost any clean surface as the base of your board. Try a clean cutting board, large dinner plate, or piece of marble.
  3. Feel free to get creative with your charcuterie board! You can also use foods like baby carrots, olives, dried figs, fresh strawberries, and whatever else you can find. Try to pick foods that are easy to eat in one or two bites and aren’t too messy to eat with your hands.
  4. Charcuterie boards like this are best prepared on the day of the party. This ensures that everything is fresh and looking nice for your guests.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: charcuterie board, gluten-free snack board, dairy-free cheese

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