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How to Make a Meatless Charcuterie Board

Created April 27, 2021
If you're wondering how to make a kid-friendly, meatless charcuterie board, we've got all the tips and tricks for you. Pair your favorite cheeses with buttery bread and fresh veggies for a family-pleasing spread. With a range of flavors and endless combinations, you'll be thrilled with every bite! Check out these meatless charcuterie board ideas that your kids will love.


Bread is a foundational item for any charcuterie board, and Pillsbury™ Crescent Rolls are just the right size for a cheese board layout. With a buttery, flaky texture, rolls offer a versatile flavor that complement a combination of toppings.


Since cheese is the star of the show, be sure to include a handful of options and portion sizes with any meatless charcuterie board. Check out your local deli and have the kids pick out a few cheese samples they'd like to try.

Soft cheeses: Select soft, spreadable cheeses, like brie and camembert, that can be paired with a cracker or vegetable.

Firm cheeses: Hearty cheddar and classics like gouda make for irresistible snacking.

Flavor variety: Consider your audience when selecting your cheese flavors. Get a variety to please all palettes. For instance, you might pick cheddar for the kids and more adventurous options for the adults. If you want something mild, choose classics like Havarti or Manchego.

Jams and Jellies

Choose one or two spreadable jellies to add to your vegetarian charcuterie board. Orange marmalade is a great option for the kiddos, or you could try red pepper jam for something with a bold flavor. Whatever suits your family, jams add a punch of flavor and fresh pops of color to the look and feel of your board.

Fruits and Veggies

Another way you can make your charcuterie vegetarian? Use lots of fruits and vegetables. Choose your kids' favorites first, then consider classic options like olives, tomatoes, grapes, and peppers. You might also consider more seasonal options to add flair and fresh flavors. Pineapple and mango make for a tasty, tropical twist, or you could use jalapeños and green chiles for a spicy set.

Relish and Spreads

Put a final touch on your kid-friendly meatless charcuterie board with relishes, mustards, and spreads that continue to fuel the flavor. Pickles and balsamic vinegar are traditional options, but you could try more mild and familiar flavors like hummus or queso for the kids.


Ultimately, you'll want to make your charcuterie selections with your little eaters in mind. The great thing about this dish is that it's nearly impossible to go wrong. Customize your spread based on the occasion, mood, and the company. When in doubt, stick with classic flavors that will wow every member of the family with every bite.