I always admire the beauty of charcuterie boards, but truth be told they intimidate the hell out of me. They can get super expensive in a hurry too. I recently decided to try my hand at a simple charcuterie board, using only items from Aldi! Read on OR Pin for later, so you can make your own simple charcuterie board!
What to include on a charcuterie board
- Cured meats: Things like salami and prosciutto are perfect for charcuterie boards. Check the cold deli section and dry goods area at Aldi. For this board, I used the Simms brand salami (not in the deli section).
- Cheeses: Your board should have at least three types of cheese. My personal fave from Aldi is the Havarti Dill!
- Pickley Stuff: Think of things like olives and pickles! Aldi makes great stuffed olive options that are perfect for this category.
- Dried Fruit + Nuts: Choose nuts that are already shelled to make it easier on guests. Things like almonds and cashews are a great option! Dried fruit is a great way to add color to the board.
- Bread + Crackers (crunchy things): Aldi makes a variety of crackers that make it easy to check this category. Another great option are pretzel rods!
- Something Sweet: Adding something chocolatey is a great way to mix with the saltiness of the board. Chocolate covered pretzels or almonds are a great way to balance!
Shop these charcuterie board accessories!
Aldi Shopping List for a Simple Charcuterie Board
These are the items I bought from Aldi for my simple charcuterie board:
- Savoritz 6 Cracker Assortment $3.25
- Simms Sliced Hard Salami $4.99
- 8oz. Happy Farms Havarti Dill Cheese $2.99
- 8oz. Happy Farms Jalapeno Cheese $2.99
- Goat Cheese $1.99
- Gouda Cracker Cuts $3.85
- White Cheddar Cracker Cuts $3.85
- Roasted Garlic Hummus $2.15
- Pretzel Rods $4.39
- Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives $2.99
- Green Grapes $1.65
- Cashews $5.75
- Parmesan Crisps $3.19
- Sea Salt Chocolate Caramel Almonds $4.39
Many of these items can be purchased via Amazon too if you don’t live near an Aldi!
How to put together a simple charcuterie board
Make sure you have a nice large board OR you can cover a counter or table with butcher paper and make it even larger grazing board! The video below shows how I put together this small simple board, but the idea is the same even for a larger amount of items! It’s nice to have small bowls for things like cashews, olives or dips too.
Like this simple charcuterie board? Check out some of my other go to recipes and easy appetizers too!
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