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A fully-built Valentine's Day charcuterie board with roses around it.

Valentine's Charcuterie Board

Instead of dining out, celebrate your bond by building a Valentine’s Charcuterie Board together. With heartfelt accents, plenty of meat and cheese for you to share, and chocolate-covered strawberries for good measure, this holiday charcuterie board is an easy yet elegant way to commemorate your love.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 423kcal


The meats:

  • 2 ounces prosciutto or serrano ham
  • 2 ounces capicola or bresaola
  • 2 ounces soppressata or genoa salami

The cheese:

  • 4 ounces Cheddar cheese
  • 4 (5 ounce) log chevre or a small wheel of brie
  • 4 ounces Gouda or Fontina

The spreads:

  • fresh honeycomb
  • fig jam

The fillers :

  • red grapes
  • berries or cherries
  • Marcona almonds or other nuts
  • crackers
  • chocolate covered strawberries
  • Valentine's candy

The garnishes:


  • Select a board or space on your counter or table that can act as your foundation. Arrange your meats in slices, rolls, or roses and arrange them near the border.
  • Add a cheese next to each meat to continue to fill in the edges of the board. Add bowls of jams or other spreads to fill in the large holes.
  • Fill any any remaining gaps with fruit, nuts, crackers, Valentine candy, or chocolate-covered strawberries. Layer and overlap when needed; step back to view the board from afar to spot any slim spots.
  • Finish by tucking flowers or fresh herbs into any of those less-abundant spots, then add forks, cheese knives, spreaders, tongs, and other utensils where needed.


  1. Yield: I recommend planning on 1 to 2 ounces each of meat and cheese per person as a snack, or about 4 ounces of meat and cheese per person if this Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board is acting as your dinner. But, I always buy enough to fill my board so it looks abundant.
  2. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Serving: 0.5 board | Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 1683mg | Potassium: 211mg | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 1mg