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13 Ingredients From Trader Joe's for a Foolproof Charcuterie Board

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Charcuterie Alert

Ordering charcuterie while eating out can be frustrating, as restaurants charge a lot while often skimping on the meats and more expensive cuts of cheeses — and let's be real, three or four slices of prosciutto isn't going to cut it. With these no-frill ingredients from Trader Joe's, you'll be able to build a restaurant-quality, delicious, yet affordable charcuterie board at home.

Prices and availability are subject to change.

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Double Creme Brie from Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's

Double Crème Brie with Truffles

$10 for 8.5 ounces

Who said you had to spend a fortune on truffles? TJ's double crème brie will impress even picky guests. Made by a family-owned cheese manufacturer in Rhone-Alps, France, this creamy and decadent brie is a good addition to a charcuterie spread. 

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Chevre Goat Cheese from Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's

Chevre Goat Cheese

$3 for 5 ounces

A solid choice for those who prefer a tangier, more pungent taste, this goat cheese has a distinct aftertaste that's slightly gamey and earthy. It pairs well with jams and fruits and has a lower lactose content that makes it ideal for children or guests with lactose intolerances.

Spicy Uncured Charcuterie Collection from Trader Joe's
Trader Joe

Spicy Uncured Charcuterie Collection

$9 for 9 ounces

TJ's selection of packaged meats includes three traditional Italian cold cuts: coppa, sopressa, and capocolla. Each is dried for more than 60 days and seasoned with condiments such as sea salt, sugar, cayenne pepper, paprika, and garlic. 

Red Pepper, Cranberry & Walnut Dip from Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's

Red Pepper, Cranberry & Walnut Dip

$4 for 8 ounces

Made with a mix of smoky peppers, dried cranberries, and chopped walnuts, this dip can be scooped with chips or crackers on your charcuterie board or enjoyed as a spread for sandwiches, salads, and leftovers.

Sliced Prosciutto from Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's

Sliced Prosciutto

$4 for 4 ounces

Aged for a minimum 10 to 12 months, TJ's prosciutto is sliced thin and exceptionally tasty. Guests may not believe you paid less than $5 for this traditional Italian cold cut. Aside from charcuterie, prosciutto can be paired with slices of melon, put on hors d’oeuvre, and used as a topping for pizza. 

Fig Butter from Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's

Fig Butter

$3 for 11 ounces

Made with five ingredients — figs, water, sugar, lemon, and pectin — this spread is simple, well-balanced, and flavorful. It will fit in with any charcuterie board and makes a great topping for a baked brie, toast, or crackers. Try serving it with some crumbly cheese and rosemary for a delectable bite of savory, sweet, and creamy. 

Garlic & Jalapeño Stuffed Olives from Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's

Garlic & Jalapeño Stuffed Olives

$4 for 17.64 ounces

These tangy Greek olives will add a touch of heat and saltiness to balance out a charcuterie board. Stuffed with pickled jalapeños and garlic, they also make for great additions to pizza, sandwiches, salads, or as a spicy garnish for a dirty martini. Chopped up, they could make a tapenade to serve as a dip. 

Unexpected Cheddar Cheese
Trader Joe's

Unexpected Cheddar Cheese

$4 for 7 ounces

No charcuterie spread would be complete without a sharp cheddar, and though TJ's version may look like the usual, it stands out for having a slightly crumbly texture and salty aftertaste reminiscent of an aged Parmesan. Unexpected, indeed.

Rosemary Sfogliette Crackers from Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's

Rosemary Sfogliette Crackers

$1.70 for 6.35 ounces

After securing the savory and sweet ingredients for a charcuterie board, you'll need the perfect pairing. These thin and crispy rosemary crackers made with sea salt and olive oil are up to the task. Though ideal for dipping, they'll be a delicious snack on their own, or to add some crunch to a bowl of soup. 

Candied Pecans from Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's

Candied Pecans

$4.50 for 5 ounces

Add these to charcuterie plate or cheeseboard for an extra oomph of flavor. Versatile and delicious, candied pecans can also be chopped up and tossed into a salad for added crunch and a protein boost, or eaten as a snack that's healthier than many.

Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine from Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's

Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine

$7 for 750 ml bottle

While you can pair red or white wines with charcuterie spreads, this sparkling rosé from France is effervescent, refreshing, and light — making it an ideal pairing to counteract the heaviness of meats and richness of cheeses. At this price, it's also a great deal. 

Triple Cream Brie Cheese with Green Peppercorns from Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's

Triple Cream Brie Cheese with Green Peppercorns

$12 for 1 pound

As someone who will go to great lengths for charcuterie, I believe brie is the most harmonious pairing with meats, nuts, and other cheeses. It's also versatile: You can melt it over flatbread for a fancy appetizer, or slice it up and pair it with fruit with a drizzle of honey or balsamic glaze for a healthy snack. 

Everything But the Bagel Nut Duo from Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's

Everything But the Bagel Nut Duo

$4 for 8 ounces

Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel seasoning has developed a cult following since its launch in 2017. A mix of almonds and cashews coated in that blend of black and white sesame and poppy seeds, garlic, onion, and sea salt, this is the perfect charcuterie board companion, protein boost, or even salad topper.