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Charcuterie board filled with olives, fruits, vegan cheeses and meats

The Craziest Vegan Charcuterie Board (and How to Make It)

  • Author: Liz Madsen
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This epic Vegan Charcuterie Board is loaded with goodies like vegan meats and cheeses, olives, nuts it was really fun & easy to put together.


Units Scale

Ingredients (amounts vary depending on how much you’re making)*

(This is what I used in the pictured board)

  • 1 roll vegan pepperoni (Homemade) (about 2 cups slices)
  • 1 roll vegan salami (Homemade) (about 2 cups slices)
  • 1 small wheel vegan brie (Homemade) (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 small wheel vegan cheddar cheese (Homemade) (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 block vegan feta cheese (Homemade) (about 8 ounces)
  • 3-4 cups assorted vegan crackers
  • 2-3 cups assorted olives
  • 1/2 cup marinated garlic cloves
  • 1 cup marinated or pickled peppadew peppers
  • 1 pomegranate, cut into large sections
  • 2-3 cups grapes
  • 1-2 cups nuts of choice (we used coconut cashews and guarana almonds from Trader Joe’s)
  • 7-8 sprigs of rosemary, optional, for decoration


  1. Note: There’s a LOT of helpful information in the article above like what goes in a vegan charcuterie board, recipe links for homemade vegan charcuterie, suggestions on store-bought options, and tips for how to build a beautiful board (including considerations for size, shape, color, and taste of each element, and what equipment is helpful in the process).
  2. Prep: Drag everything out of the refrigerator, wash and cut any fruits or veggies, slice any vegan meats or cheeses, and fill bowls with whatever you want before placing things on the board. It helps to have everything on the counter next to you while building your vegan charcuterie board.
  3. Step back every once in a while: Don’t be afraid to play around and reposition as you’re building the board. Step back every so often and take a look.
  4. Start with the largest items: I like to start by placing the largest items on the board first and working my way down in size from there. So place any large dips, vegan cheeses, or bowls of items first.
  5. Add the vegan charcuterie: Place the vegan meats and any sliced vegan cheeses next. You can layer them and create half circles around any bowls you have for an artistic look, or stack them, or lay them down any way you like.
  6. Add fruit or veggies: Place fruit or veggies in any larger spaces you still have.
  7. Add the crackers next: Next move onto crackers, again layering or stacking them any way you please. I like to lay them in overlapping lines similar to the vegan meat.
  8. Fill up small spaces with small items: Use smaller items like cubed vegan cheeses, nuts, olives, etc. to fill up smaller spaces. It’s OK to have little bits of the board showing; you don’t have to fill every nook and cranny. I actually like to leave an organic-looking “border” of empty space around the entire board; I feel that this border frames the food nicely.
  9. Garnish: Top it off with any fresh little herbs--I love using rosemary during the winter holidays because it resembles pine trees.
  10. Serve: Finally, make sure to serve with some little plates (or big ones!) and napkins. Enjoy!
  11. Store: When refrigerating leftovers, I like to store like-things together: all the vegan meats in one container, vegan cheeses in another, veggies in another, olives in another, etc.


  • Note 1: So, your board can contain vegan charcuterie (charcuterie the French word actually means the products of a pork butcher…) as in vegan meats and cheeses, which can be homemade or store-bought, or they can really contain anything you want and be more of a grazing board or snack board, if you will. But the board I’m showing you today definitely contains vegan meat and vegan cheese, and yes they all happen to be homemade. I’ll share my recipes with you and let you decide how much you’d like to make and how much you’d like to buy.
  • Note 2: Store-bought things will work just as well. Use a vegan charcuterie board as an excuse to spring for a few of those more expensive vegan meats, cheeses, or fancy olives you wouldn’t normally buy. Make those the centerpieces of your board, then fill in the rest of the area with less expensive things like crackers, fruit, and veggies.
  • Note 3: Also keep in mind that certain things can leave stains like pomegranate juice or a cheese that happens to have turmeric in it, so consider placing a liner of parchment paper between your food and the board.
  • Note 4: Nutritional values are completely approximate because I can’t account for the size, shape, and contents of your board like I would a normal recipe. I accounted for what was on my board. And, serving size also depends on how many people are eating, how big the board is, whether it’s being served as a light snack before a meal, a heftier snack, or maybe it IS the meal. My husband and I were the only audience for this board, but we ate some as dinner and we had a TON of leftovers.
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Ingredient, Snack
  • Method: Food Processor, Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American, Deli

Keywords: Vegan Charcuterie Board