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.

Photo: @yallstopby

36 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.

    • Irina July 28, 2021 at 2:16 am #

      Awesome idea . I also like honey and golden pepper 🌶 jelly

  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.🥰

      • VESSELENE WILLIAMS June 30, 2021 at 11:04 pm #

        awesome I am going to try the soda, I have always used lemon juice

    • Courtney July 25, 2021 at 11:52 am #

      I’ve heard of this, but I’m scared it’s going to change the taste so drastically!

      • christy cornell October 8, 2021 at 12:47 am #

        there is no taste change with sprite or 7 up. Lemon juice leave a smell and taste I think. Sprite is all I use for years.. Just did this with apple nacho tray for work and turned out great

  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.

    • Karen July 26, 2021 at 8:45 am #

      Copy and paste into a word document. Then Print.

  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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