Patriotic Cheese and Meat Board

Make a delicious charcuterie board featuring red, white and blue fruits, vegetables, cheeses, crackers and meats for the best 4th of July appetizer!

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Ingredient list

  • Thinly sliced prosciutto, salami and soppressata
  • Ciliegine fresh mozzarella  balls in water
  • Nut-covered white cheddar cheese  log
  • Cranberry-covered goat cheese  log
  • Jarlsberg, Brie, Parmesan and blue cheese s
  • Prepared garlic  and herb dip or spread
  • Seedless red and purple grapes
  • Drained marinated mixed olive s
  • Mixed nuts
  • Fresh berries, such as strawberries, blueberries and blackberries
  • RITZ Crackers, TRISCUIT Crackers and WHEAT THINS Big Snacks
  • Fresh herbs, such as rosemary, basil and thyme

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Recipe Tips


Arrange meats and cheeses on large board or platter. Fill in spaces with small bunches of grapes, berries, and bowls of dip, olives and nuts. Add crackers. Serve additional crackers in bowls or baskets next to the board.


Meat and cheese boards can be prepared for any number of servings, depending on the size of the gathering. Use a guideline of 1 oz. cheese, 2 Tbsp. dip, 1/2 oz. meat and 1 oz. (or labeled serving size) of crackers* per person. For a well-balanced board, fill in empty spaces on board with fruit. For the 16 servings shown here, figure on purchasing 1 lb. of cheese, 2 cups dip and 1/2 lb. of thinly sliced meat. Have plenty of RITZ Crackers, TRISCUIT Crackers and WHEAT THINS Snacks available for guests to choose from, along with the fruit.  *Serving size of RITZ Crackers is 1/2 oz.