Make a Dairy Free Charcuterie Board for your next gathering or celebration! This version is packed with assorted dairy free cheeses, crackers, fresh fruit, veggies, and the best dairy free dips. Guests will be so satisfied, they won't miss the dairy.
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Why You'll Love This Appetizer Idea
- Super customizable - Although I recommend specific ingredients to make the charcuterie board pictured, you can customize your snack board to suit your guests, your taste, and what you have in your refrigerator. Use my board as inspiration and fill yours will all of your favorite things!
- Impressive yet simple - One of my favorite things about making charcuterie boards is how well put together they look while only taking minutes to prepare. If you have your fruits and veggies prepared ahead of time, you can throw this charcuterie board together just minutes before guests arrive. Easy hosting!
- Perfect for celebrations - Pair this vegan appetizer with sophisticated Taittinger's Prestige Rose for the most memorable celebration. It's vibrant and fruity flavor compliments the sweet fruit and savory nuts and crackers. Great for Mother's day, baby showers, New Year's Eve, and more.
- Vegan cheeses - I love using a few different vegan cheeses to give people options to choose from. Some of my favorites vegan cheese brands are by Boursin, Miyoko's Creamery, and Chao Field Roast. Both Boursin and Miyoko's Creamery have softer garlic and herb infused vegan cheeses that are easy to spread on crackers or bread slices. Chao Field Roast also makes great vegan cheddar that I like to serve in cubes on any charcuterie board.
- Vegan spreads - Try serving my Vegan Parsley Pesto to pair with the fresh vegetables and bread or my Creamy Lemon Dill Hummus. It also goes great with vegetables and is perfectly spiced. You could also try serving guacamole or raspberry jam for a sweeter option.
- Dairy free dips - If you're looking for heartier ways to fill up your dairy free charcuterie board, incorporating a dip is a great way to create a more filling appetizer. I highly recommend my Vegan Buffalo Dip, Vegan Jalapeno Popper Dip, or my Vegan Four Layer Dip. Or for a few sweeter dessert like dips, try my Vegan Sugar Cookie Dip or Vegan Cheesecake Dip! See my full list of favorite dips in my collection of The Best 20 Dairy Free Dip Recipes - the options are endless!
- Crackers - A lot of crackers available in grocery stores are naturally made without milk, but some crackers do contain dairy and are therefore not suitable for this snack board. Some of my favorite vegan crackers are by the brands Hu, Simple Mills and Vans.
How to Style and Arrange Your Charcuterie Board
- Add your bowls and larger cheeses to the board as anchors. I like to place two to three bowls around the center with enough room between them to surround them with dippers and fresh produce. Any extra dips I'm serving I will place in small bowls to the side near the board.
- Layer on the fresh fruit and vegetables. I love using carrots, broccoli, cucumber slices, grapes, and apples.
- Layer on additional cubed cheeses, assorted crackers, and bread. It's okay if these items are slightly overlapping any fruit or vegetables. Just make sure to put a variety on both sides of the board so guests can reach from both angles.
- Sprinkle on nuts to fill in any sparse areas. This is going to make the board look complete and professionally made!
- Add the bubbles! I chose Taittinger's Prestige Rose, but their champagne would also be perfect.
Absolutely! As mentioned above, if you include a heartier vegan dip as well as enough crackers and baguette slices, a charcuterie board can absolutely be filling enough to be a meal.
Yes, this dairy free charcuterie board can be prepared ahead of time. Style and assemble the board, then carefully wrap with plastic wrap or wax paper and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 hours. I would recommend adding any crackers at the last minute. They can change texture in the refrigerator.
Charcuterie plates are typically assembled on a wooden tray or a large slated surface, but you can make it on virtually any surface! Try a large cutting board, a large baking sheet, or even a plate. You could also make a charcuterie board directly on the kitchen counter. Just lay a piece of parchment paper or tinfoil down first, and then style right on top.
This is going to depend on how many guests you are serving. I use a medium to large sized wood board and can serve 4-6 guests with it. Adjust to your party size.
- Buy pre-prepared produce. If you are in a rush to put something together for hosting, buying pre sliced and pre washed produce can really help cut down on prep time.
- Provide a variety of textures. For example, use a few different types of crackers and cheeses. This is going to make your dairy free charcuterie board as appealing looking as possible, and ensure that there is something for everyone.
- Have extra ingredients prepped in the fridge to replenish. If you are hosting for the first time, and unsure of the correct portion sizes, keep a few extras of each item in the refrigerator and pantry. This will allow you to quickly replenish items throughout the gathering if necessary.
More Dairy Free Appetizers to Try
Dairy Free Charcuterie Board
- ½ cup vegan cheddar orange
- ½ cup vegan cheddar white
- 1 boursin vegan cheese
Nuts + Dried Fruit
- ¼ cup cashews
- ¼ cup pecans
- ¼ cup dried apricots
- 1 cup hummus
- ⅓ cup vegan pesto
- ¼ cup raspberry jam
Crackers + Breads
- 1 small baguette
- ½ cup assorted crackers
- 1.5 cup carrots
- ¾ cup broccoli
- ½ cup cauliflower
- ⅓ cup cucumber
- 3 cups grapes
- 1 cup strawberries
- Choose a medium to large charcuterie board. Mine was approximately 10 inches.
- Add your bowls and larger cheeses to the board as anchors. I like to place two to three bowls around the center with enough room between them to surround them with dippers and fresh produce. Any extra dips can be place on the side.
- Layer on the fresh fruit and vegetables ( make sure to put a variety on both sides of the board so guests can reach from both angles)
- Sprinkle on nuts to fill in any sparse areas.
- Pair with Taittinger's Prestige Rose.
- This charcuterie board can be truly customized to you! Add or remove any items.
- Be sure that your crackers do not have hidden dairy in them. Some of my favorite vegan crackers are: Hu, Simple Mills + Vans.
- Most pestos have parmesan in them, so make your own or buy one that is specifically vegan.
- My favorite vegan cheeses are: Boursin, Miyokos + Chao Field Roast. Most grocery stores now sell vegan cheeses, but the best selections are at specialty stores, such as Whole Foods.