How to Make Individual Charcuterie Boxes – Easy DIY
These DIY charcuterie boxes make great gifts! And, they’re a fun way to serve individual charcuteries at corporate events and special occasions.
During the pandemic, I set up a little charcuterie business out of my home. I set out only making large charcuterie boards, but quickly learned that wasn’t what people always needed! I learned a lot, one of those things being that many people needed an option that gave folks their own personal serving!
Individual charcuterie cups and small boxes of charcuterie that served one person were one of my most popular requests, so I quickly adapted to figure out how to make mini charcuterie boxes!
For this tutorial, you do not need to purchase small boxes. You can absolutely make individual charcuterie plates or purchase small wood boards for mini cheese boards! I promise, your mini charcuterie board will still be a big hit without the box!
In the tutorial below, I make suggestions, particularly about the variety of cheeses used. You absolutely have agency over what cheese is used! But, I do recommend you use a mix of soft cheese and hard cheeses. The best cheese for the job is the one that in your budget!
You can put this individual classic charcuterie board in a variety of containers. Here are a few options!
Where to Buy Supplies:
You can typically find the boxes in the baking supply aisle of Wal-Mart, at a party supplies store, or on Amazon.
For the cheese, fresh herbs and meats, I frequent stores like Trader Joes and Aldi, where you can find high quality cheeses, cured meats and fresh fruit at great prices!
Mini Charcuterie Box Ideas for Date Night:
This tutorial is also a great option for date night! You’ll need to double everything on the ingredient list, including the size of the box! And, add a bit of complexity. Try two types of crackers, add a few olives, and definitely add some nuts!
For a date night box, I like to add a bit of dessert. Consider macarons, mini brownies, or any other bite sized treat!
If you’d like to make this a charcuterie gift box, just add a bow or a ribbon! Add a blue or pink ribbon if serving at baby showers.
For maximum freshness, make the same day and store in the refrigerator until serving. If making the day before, you may want to wrap the box in Saran wrap for extra freshness.
For salami roses:
- 1 toothpick
- 4-5 slices Italian dry salami
For the caprese skewer:
- 1 grape tomato
- 1 mozzarella pearl
- 1 basil leaf
- 1 toothpick
For the jam cup:
- ½ ounce plastic cup with lid
- ½ ounce jam, any variety
- ¼ ounce fresh seasonal fruit (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, fresh grapes, apple slices)
- 1 ounce soft cheeses (brie cheese, goat cheese), sliced
- 2 ounces hard cheese (aged parmesan, aged white cheddar, specialty cheeses), sliced
- ½ ounce prosciutto, spicy salami or another cured meat
- 3-4 crackers, any variety
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 1-2 pieces dried fruit, 3-4 nuts, edible flowers, carrot or pepper sticks
- mini fork
- Line the bottom of the box with the wax paper lining.
- Make the salami rose, and secure with toothpick. Add to the bottom of the box. If you need to learn how to make a salami rose, check this tutorial.
- Assemble the caprese skewer by placing the grape tomato, mozzarella pearl and basil leaf on a toothpick. Place in the bottom of the box.
- Fill the cup with jam, secure the lid, and place in the bottom of the box.
- Fill the remaining space in the box with the remaining items: fresh fruit, cheeses, prosciutto, crackers and fresh herbs for garnish.