Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board (with Trader Joe’s Shopping List)

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Here is the perfect board to take as an appetizer to Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving this season. It comes together quickly and below you’ll find my detailed  Trader Joe’s shopping list.

There are no rules for what you should put on a charcuterie board for Thanksgiving, but I like to keep it seasonal with a good mix of meat and cheeses, fruit, nuts and accompaniments and dips.

I found that seasonal items such as persimmons and blackberries instantly give this Thanksgiving appetizer fall vibes. The rosemary and sage create visual interest, aroma and also a nod to the season.

The cheeses I share below are some of my favorites from Trader Joe’s. While I switch the accompanimentments on my board to fit the theme and the season, the cheese, bread and meats usually are the same.

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Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board with Trader Joe’s Shopping List


  • Toscano Cheese with Black Pepper
  • Cheddar & Gruyere Melange Cheese
  • Supreme Brie


  • Genoa Salami & Provolone Cheese pack
  • Low sodium Genoa Salami pack


  • 1 French baguette
  •  gluten free pretzels bag
  • Fig & Olive Crisps


  • 2 persimmons
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 pack blackberries

Toppings & Extras

  • 1 pack sage
  • 1 pack rosemary
  • Conversation olive trio
  • 1 jar fig butter
  • Dry Roasted & Salted Pistachios (or any nuts you prefer)

Personalizing Your Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board

How did I  make the cheese letters that spelled “Thankful”? I used alphabet cookie cutters. You can find them here!

Also, how cute would charcuterie board look on this Turkey Platter?

If you’re bringing this charcuterie board for family or friends, consider serving it in this platter and then gifting it as a hosting gift.

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