Everybody loves a charcuterie board. What’s not to love? Meats, cheeses and breads presented for you to share with your favorite people. The most important part of a charcuterie board (besides quality, of course!) is variety. Stick with tradition or get creative with some unexpected items. Whether you’re planning ahead for a gathering, or have friends and family stop in unannounced, we’ve got you covered. Here are some G.B. Russo brand favorites to make the ultimate charcuterie board.



The key to the perfect meat selection: slice thin!

Meat is often heavy, so thin slices keep things light and help make the perfect ratio to pair with other items on your board. We recommend Black Forest Ham, Prosciutto di Parma, Casatorie, Coppa, Old Forest Salami, and Salami Toscano.



The key to the perfect cheese selection: texture!

Cheese comes in all different shapes, sizes, tastes, and smells. But, the trick to taking your cheese selection to the next level is providing a variety of textures. It will enhance the flavor combinations and will make your tastebuds sing. We recommend Port Salut, Cheddar with Porter, Danish Blue Cheese, Cotswalt, fresh Mozzarella, and Morbier.


The key to the perfect bread selection: Keep it simple!

It’s important to keep the integrity of the board items’ original flavors. A simple and classic bread or cracker provide a strong base without overpowering the other flavors. We recommend our housemade mini French Loaf, and multi-grain crackers. 



While charcuterie boards are practically perfect with the basics, this is your chance to show your creative side by adding items that enhance the flavors. G.B. Russo’s Jalapeño Pepper Jelly will be sure to kick things up a notch!


All of these items are found in-store, but you can also ask our staff for some of their favorite G.B. Russo brand items to make your charcuterie board pop.