You don’t need a big crowd or a special occasion to make this Trader Joe’s Mini Cheese and Charcuterie Board. Treat yourself (and maybe a friend) to a beautifully delicious and balanced board you’ll want to make again and again.

Trader Joe's Mini Cheese and Charcuterie Board by The BakerMama

Get on Board!

If I’m craving charcuterie, I’ll make it happen. And that includes building a cheese and charcuterie board for one. Lunch, an enjoyable solo dinner, or a quick snack –I could eat a charcuterie and cheese board every day and never get sick of it. And this Trader Joe’s Mini Cheese and Charcuterie Board is perfect for enjoying elegant and delicious food without a lot of fuss.

Ingredients for Trader Joe's Mini Cheese and Charcuterie Board by The BakerMama

How to Build a Trader Joe’s Mini Cheese and Charcuterie Board

Start by filling one mini bowl with olives and another with honey. Place them on opposite corners of an 8”x12” slate board. Next, cut one quarter of a brie wheel into four thin slices and layer the slices on the top left corner of the board next to the bowl of honey. Then cut four thin slices of the blueberry vanilla goat cheese and layer them around the mini bowl of olives in the bottom right corner of the board. Slice three thin slices of unexpected cheddar cheese and place it on the middle left side of the board.

To make the salami rose:

First, place a piece of salami on the inside wall of a shot glass, leaving the bottom of the shot glass visible. Place another piece next to it, then a third next to it. For the second layer do the same thing, placing each piece of salami where the pieces on the layer before meet. Do this for a third time, completing your flower. Place the shot glass of salami top-down near the center of the board. You will remove the glass just before serving the board.

Watch the video to learn more!

With the salami rose in place, tear two slices of prosciutto in half and place them in the bottom left corner. Then add the small bunch of grapes to the left of the honey. Arrange the pita crackers to the right of the olives and the fig and the olive crisps to the right of the honey. Pile the cornichons on the top right corner of the board and the dried apricots just beneath. Place the candied pecans to the left of the olive bowl.

Next, slice the fresh fig into thirds and place the pieces to the right of the salami flower. Cut the apple into thin slices and arrange the slices, with as little of the white portion exposed as possible, next to the grapes on the top left corner of the board. Garnish the board with the sprigs of fresh rosemary.

Serve and enjoy!

Mini Trader Joe's Cheese and Charcuterie Board by The BakerMama

Watch to Learn!

For more tips and all the details you need to create this board (plus an informative Q&A), check out this video!

Your Shopping List

Here’s a handy dandy shopping list to help you fill your cart with everything you need to make this board:

  • Mixed olives
  • Honey
  • Laura Chenel soft-ripened brie
  • blueberry vanilla goat cheese
  • Unexpected cheddar
  • Uncured applewood smoked salami
  • prosciutto
  • Small bunch of grapes
  • Pita crackers
  • Fig and olive crisps
  • Cornichons
  • Dried apricots
  • Candied pecans
  • Fresh fig
  • Honeycrisp apple
  • Fresh rosemary

Mini Trader Joe's Cheese and Charcuterie Board by The BakerMama

More Cheese and Charcuterie Goodness

We love a great cheese and charcuterie board in this house! If you’re feeding a crowd, my Trader Joe’s Cheese and Charcuterie Board is always a winner. If you’re new to this style of eating, get some great tips on building an awesome charcuterie and cheese board for your family. And check out my Signature Board – it’s the ultimate cheat sheet to building a flawless cheese and charcuterie board. Did I mention it makes a great gift?

The BakerMama's Signature Board

I hope you enjoy building and eating this board as much as I do. If you make it, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the boards I share. Have fun and enjoy!

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Trader Joe's Mini Cheese and Charcuterie Board by The BakerMama

Trader Joe’s Mini Cheese and Charcuterie Board

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 1x

Description

You don’t need a big crowd or a special occasion to make this Trader Joe’s Mini Cheese and Charcuterie Board. Treat yourself (and maybe a friend) to a beautifully delicious and balanced board you’ll want to make again and again.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 10 mixed olives
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 4 slices Laura Chenel soft-ripened brie
  • 4 pieces blueberry vanilla goat cheese
  • 3 slices unexpected cheddar
  • 9 pieces uncured applewood smoked salami
  • 2 slices of prosciutto, torn in half
  • Small bunch of grapes (12)
  • 5 pita crackers
  • 7 fig and olive crisps
  • 5 cornichons
  • 5 dried apricots
  • 10 candied pecans
  • 1 fresh fig, cut into thirds
  • 3 thin slices Honeycrisp apple
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, cut into smaller sprigs

Instructions

  1. Fill a mini bowl with olives and another mini bowl with honey and place them on opposite corners of an 8”x12” slate board.
  2. Cut one quarter of the brie wheel into four thin slices and layer the slices on the top left corner of the board next to the mini bowl of honey.
  3. Cut four thin slices of the blueberry vanilla goat cheese and layer them around the mini bowl of olives in the bottom right corner of the board.
  4. Slice three thin slices of unexpected cheddar cheese and place it on the middle left side of the board.
  5. To make the salami rose, place a piece of salami on the inside wall of a shot glass, leaving the bottom of the shot glass visible. Place another piece next to it, then a third next to it. For the second layer do the same thing, placing each piece of salami where the pieces on the layer before meet. Do this for a third time, completing your flower, Place the shot glass of salami top-down near the center of the board. You will remove the glass just before serving the board.
  6. Tear the two slices of prosciutto in half and place them in the bottom left corner.
  7. Place the small bunch of grapes to the left of the honey.
  8. Arrange the pita crackers to the right of the olives and the fig and olive crisps to the right of the honey.
  9. Pile the cornichons and dried apricots on the top right corner of the board.
  10. Pile the candied pecans to the left of the olive bowl.
  11. Slice the fresh fig into thirds and place the pieces to the right of the salami rose.
  12. Cut the apple into thin slices and arrange the slices, with as little of the white portion exposed as possible, next to the grapes on the top left corner of the board.
  13. Garnish the board with the sprigs of fresh rosemary. Remove the glass from the salami rose.
  14. Enjoy!

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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