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How to Make Jarcuterie for Snacking

Take everything you know about charcuterie and put it into a single-serve, portable jar. 

Here’s our step-by-step guide to building solo charcuterie that’s tasty, fun, and easy!

Finished Jarcuterie
Prep Bowls

Step 1:

Pick your jar! Choose a jar or small bowl that’s small enough to easily carry, but not so small that you’ll have a hard time fitting a variety of different foods in it. Fill it about two-thirds of the way full with nuts, grapes, dried fruit, or cubes of cheese. 

Step 2:

Add crackers. Or breadsticks, or flatbread or pretzel sticks. Something crisp that’s a tasty base for what comes next. 

Step 3:

Next come the cheese slices. A semi-hard cheese like Manchego works well. 

Step 4:

Fill in the gaps. Tuck in additional cheese, dried fruit, fresh fruit, chocolate, or nuts.

Step 5:

Add 1–2 skewers per jar. Stack up meat, cheese, olives, pickles, fruit—you have nearly endless options.

Add crackers

Step 6:

Garnish for just a little extra flair. Try a sprig of a fresh herb like rosemary, thyme, or sage.

Step 7:

Enjoy with your beverage of choice. Individual bottles are a nice addition.

completed jarcuterie
Finished Jarcuterie

Jarcuterie Supplies That We Used:

Lazy Susan

Prep Bowls

Crinkle Cutter

Want More Charcuterie Inspo?

Check out our Charcuterie 101 post and learn how to build fantastic appetizers (and meals!) from the board up.

Charcuterie
Photo: @yallstopby

31 Responses to How to Make Jarcuterie for Snacking

  1. Eric May 21, 2021 at 8:30 am #

    This is my favorite new trend. I’m really glad you blogged about it so I can share it on my business page and with my friends :). I also like adding mini jars of local honey which can accent the salty sweet combo.

  2. Patricia Lavigna May 21, 2021 at 10:31 am #

    sounds yummy! great summer time snack! everyone makes there own! You can use whatever you want! 🙂

  3. Susan Miller May 21, 2021 at 10:38 am #

    It looks great .

  4. Kelly McKenna May 21, 2021 at 10:39 am #

    I love this idea!!!

  5. Maxine Peterson May 21, 2021 at 10:47 am #

    I love those little bowls and thank you for suggesting what to fill them with.

  6. Meg Norwood May 21, 2021 at 10:48 am #

    To prevent sliced apples from turning brown, soak them for a few minutes in a lemon-lime soft drink like Sprite or 7-up.

    • Shari Hughes June 4, 2021 at 6:53 am #

      Great idea!! I’ve never heard of using the soda on apples.🥰

  7. Leitha Witt May 21, 2021 at 10:49 am #

    This is a fantastic idea I love it.
    It would be great for gathering of friends or small party’s.

  8. marie O'Rourke May 21, 2021 at 11:28 am #

    fantastic!! can hardly wait to try this summer

  9. Beverly Main May 21, 2021 at 11:38 am #

    That looks yummy and it also looks like fun!

  10. Renee Vulgaris May 21, 2021 at 11:52 am #

    road trip excitement…..we can make these for in the car and not be eating junk!

  11. Carol May 21, 2021 at 1:11 pm #

    This idea is wonderful. Individual servings are such a good idea. A separate board for refills on the Lazy Susan is another great idea.

  12. Kathy Delumpa Allegri May 21, 2021 at 1:23 pm #

    Great idea! I have the crinkle cutter and love it!

  13. Gaila Davis May 21, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

    This sounds like a fun and unique way of entertaining.

  14. Joanne M Crouch May 21, 2021 at 2:41 pm #

    These ideas are absolutely awesome, Cathy!

  15. Lynne Getz May 21, 2021 at 4:46 pm #

    Awesome ideas. thanks.

  16. Susan Eastman May 21, 2021 at 4:54 pm #

    I cannot wait to make these jarcurteries! They are so simple and loook very delightful!

  17. Christine Brockel May 21, 2021 at 5:35 pm #

    Something to look forward to

  18. Shirley Olson May 21, 2021 at 6:22 pm #

    What a great idea! I have several bowls that would work perfectly and I’ve saved this reminder so I won’t forget.

  19. EVELYN STANLEY May 21, 2021 at 9:16 pm #

    Jarcuterie? Where’s the jar?

  20. Joy McCoy May 22, 2021 at 12:54 am #

    I love snacking from a charcuterie. I think this jarcuterie would work for me!!

  21. Petra Rodriguez-Cruz May 22, 2021 at 8:06 am #

    I love this idea using the Prep Bowl as a Jarcuterie is just perfect. The presentation is beautiful and they looks so cute👌

  22. Aunt Chris May 22, 2021 at 3:07 pm #

    I love this idea!! Individual charcuterie AND the crinkle cutter😃. So festive& Healthy during these times😁

  23. Gina Costello May 22, 2021 at 6:18 pm #

    It would be helpful if this could be printed.

  24. Lannie J Weiss May 23, 2021 at 2:51 pm #

    I like that idea!

  25. Anna Pacatte May 23, 2021 at 7:12 pm #

    Looks fabulous! Love this 💚

  26. Brenda May 24, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

    So love these! I wonder if they would keep well in the fridge…. I’m thinking pre packaged snacks!

  27. Diana walters May 30, 2021 at 12:28 pm #

    Looks delicious, will have to buy, so I can make them. And would also work for my daughter after school snack

  28. kathy bird June 7, 2021 at 9:23 pm #

    Thank You for the ideas! I have been so lost when it comes to the artistic flair !

  29. Jami Baugus June 12, 2021 at 1:32 am #

    These will help fuel my new charcuterie passion. What a great idea!

  30. Pat harclerode June 15, 2021 at 2:59 pm #

    Fabulous idea I gave these boards to 6 families from cHurch. Looking for proper boards was fun and filling them more so.
    The glasses are so great and small for fathers day.

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