Gluten Free Charcuterie
Make a gluten free charcuterie board. This is perfect to serve at parties and everyone will love it.
Charcuterie is the most effortless gourmet appetizer ever!
I love to order charcuterie boards at restaurants. It’s one of my favorite apps and if you know ahead of time you’re going to order one, you could bring some gluten free crostini with you.
I just love the variety of meats and cheeses.
This is perfect to serve at parties and everyone loves meats and cheeses.
This is effortless to make and effortless to make gluten free 🙂
Let’s keep life easy!
Gluten Free Charcuterie Board
Everything on this charcuterie board will be gluten free. Basically you can make your usual charcuterie board except any items that contain gluten like crackers, you would need to buy a gluten free variety.
How to Make Gluten Free Charcuterie
Depending on your budget, either go with a variety of cold cuts from the deli like:
Black forest ham, roasted chicken, etc. Whatever you like!
I like to use the fancier meats so I always pick:
Prosciutto, salami (the one in the photo is salami with truffles), coppa ham, and right now our family is loving spicy calabrese-style salami.
Double check the package labels to make sure they are gluten free.
Add Your Cheeses!
It’s nice to offer a variety of textures of cheese, like extra soft cheese such as goat cheese, soft cheese like brie, and then hard cheese.
We love brie. Now you can also get goat’s milk brie if you can’t consume cow’s milk.
Lately, I have been purchasing European cheese from my grocery store because the ingredients show it is made with raw milk. It tastes divine!
Be aware that you might want to stay away from using blue cheese. If you do a google search there are a lot of articles that say traditional blue cheese is made in a bread mold but regular blue cheese that you can buy in your grocery store is most likely not made the traditional way.
Add Something Sweet
You can add some raw honey to drizzle on the cheese.
Here are some more ideas:
Grapes, apple slices, dried fruit, and some fig jam to drizzle on the cheese.
Add Something Salty
Add some foods like olives, peppers packed in oil, or anything you love!
I like buying stuffed olives. My dad loves the cream cheese stuffed hot peppers.
You can add some nuts like almonds, walnuts… once again anything you like!
If you are feeling fancy add some pâté. Chicken liver pâté tastes amazing.
For something bread-like, you can either purchase gluten-free crostini or gluten-free crackers or skip it altogether.
The crackers in the picture are actually a recipe of mine.
What kind of charcuterie board to use?
You can use a wooden cutting board, a large platter, or a large plate. I used a marble cutting board.
Healthy Charcuterie Board
This healthy charcuterie board is perfect for those on the keto or Paleo diet. Those on keto can stick with the meats, cheeses, and nuts. Those on Paleo diets can enjoy all of it.
Dairy Free Charcuterie Board
If you need to be dairy free or one of your guests needs to eat dairy free, I suggest serving some dairy free cheese!
Grocery stores now sell many dairy free cheeses that are usually made from almonds or cashews.
You can even ask your guest if they have a brand they recommend and where they buy it.
You’ll probably find the dairy free cheeses in the healthy food section of your grocery store.
Celiac Charcutie Board
If one of your guests has celiac make sure any crackers or anything that you bought the gluten free version of is labeled certified gluten free.
More gluten free recipes to enjoy over the holidays
- Christmas Tree Appetizer
- Baked Ham
- Gluten Free Gingerbread Cupcakes
- Almond Butter Fudge
- Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookies
- Grain Free Roasted Turkey & Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
If you are worried about how to eat gluten free at parties read my article. It has lots of helpful advice.
- Deli meats like black forest ham, roasted chicken, etc.
- Fancier meats like prosciutto, salami, coppa ham
- Extra soft cheese such as goat cheese, soft cheese like brie, etc.
- Hard cheeses
- Some raw honey to drizzle on the cheese
- Grapes, apple slices, dried fruit, fig jam to drizzle on the cheese
Add Something Salty
- Olives, peppers packed in oil, or anything you love!
- You can add some nuts like almonds, walnuts… once again anything you like!
- Add some pâté
- Gluten free crostini, gluten-free crackers or skip it altogether
- Place the cheeses on areas of the board.
- Add the meat throughout the board.
- Sprinkle the dried fruits and nuts in between the meat and cheeses. Add fruit like grapes in small bunches.
- Before serving, drizzle some honey over the soft cheese.
Carol Lovett is the founder of Ditch the Wheat and a Globe and Mail bestselling author of the cookbook, Ditch the Wheat. She has been eating gluten free since 2010. She loves all things food, natural living, and spiritual. She’s also a reiki master and crystal healer.