Here’s how to make a Patriotic Charcuterie Board that’s perfect for celebrating the land of the free!

July Fourth (also known as Independence Day) is one of our favorite holidays. We spend way too much money on fireworks, patriotic glow sticks, and meats to smoke. But every year I deem it worth it. And when that patriotic music begins to play, my eyes well up with tears as I am so proud to be an American.

I really am. Though we are far from perfect, I’m proud of the progress we have made, and how we continue to be the symbol of freedom to the world. I pray it continues.

My husband and I celebrate every year with some of our best friends. This has been our tradition since college. We are now all married with seven kids between us. Years have passed, but the friendship has deepened. It’s a beautiful thing. Of course, now our fireworks are shot in a much more responsible manner then they used to be.

patriotic charcuterie board
My husband and his best friend since kindergarten.

This is a perfect appetizer recipe for July Fourth, Memorial Day, or Labor Day.

The Patriotic Charcuterie Board is great anytime you want to celebrate with red, white, and blue. When my uncle gained his American citizenship (he was born in England) we had a Captain America party. This was a wonderful addition to the celebration!

How to Make a Patriotic Charcuterie Board

  • Charcuterie Board (I like to use a pretty cutting board)
  • Two small white bowls for the board
  • One pint of blueberries
  • One bag Nestle Flipz white chocolate pretzels
  • Cracker cuts pepper jack cheese
  • One pint strawberries, quartered
  • 8 oz block White Sharp Cheddar, cubed
  • One package water crackers
  • Mini iced sugar cookies (located in your grocery store bakery)
  • One bag of Peanut M&M’s

If you have never made a Charcuterie Board, begin with reading How to Make a Charcuterie Board. It will teach you the basics for making one on a budget.

Gather your supplies. Place your M&M’s in one bowl and half of you blueberries in another. Set them on your board. Arrange the pretzels, cheeses, crackers, strawberries, and cookies on your board. Feel free to get creative with how you would like them set. I usually wash and prepare the fruit a few hours ahead of time, but wait to assemble the board until 30 minutes-1 hour before the event starts.

I hope you enjoy your holidays and this makes it a little more special. Brought to you courtesy of the red, white, and blue!

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Rachel is a Postpartum Nurse of 15+ years. She is also a Spinning Babies® CPE, Childbirth Educator, Published Author, and Recipe Creator. Rachel's passion is to encourage and empower women in all things related to motherhood.

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