Patriotic American flag charcuterie board with delicious red, white, and blue snacks. The perfect party food for July 4th and Memorial Day.

American Flag Charcuterie Board with Meats, Cheese, Fruits, and More in Flag Design

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Creating an American flag charcuterie board is a fun and festive way to celebrate patriotic holidays like the 4th of July and Memorial Day. Your guests will love to graze on this beautiful arrangement of red, white, and blue snacks. Not only is it a delicious party snack, but it’s a great conversation starter.

With a variety of meats, cheeses, fruits, and other treats, you can easily customize this board to suit your tastes. Plus, it’s simple to assemble and can be made ahead of time, allowing you to spend more time enjoying the festivities with your loved ones.

Ingredient Notes

Here are the red, white, and blue ingredients we used to make this snack board (pictured below). Of course, you can use your favorites!

Red Ingredients in White Bowls on Marble Surface (Tomatoes, Strawberries, Peppers, Meats, etc.)

Red Stripes (7)

  • Red peppers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Raspberries
  • Dried cranberries
  • Meat sticks, chunked
  • Salami (We used a mix of salame milano: mild with garlic and pepper, and salame calabrese: hot and spicy.)

Other red food ideas: jam in mini bowls, cherries, watermelon chunks, radishes

White Ingredients in White Bowls on Marble Surface (White Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Yogurt Almonds,  Cheeses, Turkey Slices)

White Stripes (6)

  • Cashews
  • White chocolate-covered pretzels
  • Yogurt almonds
  • Crackers
  • White cheddar cubes
  • Slices of deli turkey

Other white food ideas: popcorn, bagel chips, pita chips, brie triangles, cauliflower

Blue Ingredients in White Bowls on Marble Surface (Blueberries, Blackberries, Cheese Starts)

Blue with White Stars

  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Provolone cheese stars

Other blue food ideas: berries work best, but you could get creative with blue corn chips or baked goods.

Jump to full recipe with amounts.

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Full Top Down View of Flag Charcuterie with Blueberries and White Cheese Stars with Rows of Red and White Foods

How to Make a Patriotic Snack Board

Follow these simple steps to make this beautiful red, white, and blue graze board.

1

Wash. Slice and dice.

Wash and dry all the produce. Then cut and slice any ingredients as needed.

  • Slice the strawberries
  • Cut deli turkey into quarters
  • Chunk the meat sticks if needed
  • Chop the white cheddar cheese into cubes
  • Slice the red pepper
  • Cut the provolone into stars

2

Build the blue area (called the canton).

Start by adding the blue rectangle portion of the flag in the upper left corner of the board using a mix of blueberries and blackberries.

3

Create the red and white stripes.

Add rows of red and white snacks across the board (starting and ending with red at the top and bottom). Once you have all the stripes in place, you can go back and fill them in fully.

Close Up of Red and White Snacks in Rows for Stripes

4

Finish with white stars.

Top the blue section with white cheese stars. This small touch really makes the board!

Blueberries and Blackberries with White Cheese Stars

5

Chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Set in the fridge to chill until you’re ready to serve. Set out with small plates and festive toothpicks or a small kitchen tong.

American Flag Snack Board Angled View

More About This Recipe

We love making snack boards for holidays and special occasions. This one in particular is so festive and fun—your guests will love it. You can build this tray exactly how we did or use your favorite red, white, and blue foods.

If you don’t have a board large enough to make the full 13 stripes, you can half that amount and make it 6 to 7, and it will still look beautiful. Another idea is to add parchment paper to the area where you plan to serve it and build it out right on the counter or table. Just build it right before serving so you don’t have to move it to the fridge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to commonly asked questions about making this flag snack tray.

Can I make this charcuterie board ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the charcuterie board a few hours in advance. Just cover it with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.

What if I don’t have a star-shaped cookie cutter for the cheese stars?

If you don’t have a star-shaped cookie cutter, you can use a small knife to cut the cheese into star shapes, or simply use small cubes of cheese instead.

How do I keep the fruit from making the board soggy?

Make sure to dry the fruit thoroughly after washing before placing it on the board.

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American Flag Charcuterie Board with Meats, Cheese, Fruits, and More in Flag Design

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Patriotic American flag charcuterie board with delicious red, white, and blue snacks. The perfect party food for July 4th and Memorial Day.

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 servings 1x

Ingredients

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Red Stripes (7)

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 package cherry tomatoes (16.5 oz)
  • 1 package strawberries, sliced (1 lb)
  • 1 small package raspberries (6 oz)
  • 1 small package cranberries (6 oz)
  • 1 package salami calabrese (8 oz)
  • 34 meat sticks, chunked (5 oz)

White Stripes (6)

  • 1 small package cashews (5 oz)
  • 1 small package white chocolate-covered pretzels (6 oz)
  • 1 small package yogurt almonds (10 oz)
  • 1 sleeve crackers (like Townhouse)
  • 1 small package white cheddar, cut into cubes (8 oz)
  • 1 small package deli turkey, quartered (8 oz)

Blue with White Stars

  • 1 large package blueberries (18 oz)
  • 1 small package blackberries (6 oz)
  • 23 slices of provolone cheese, cut into stars

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry all the produce.
  2. Cut and slice any ingredients as needed. (Slice the strawberries, cut deli turkey into quarters, chunk the meat sticks, chop the white cheddar cheese into cubes, slice the red pepper, cut the provolone into stars.)
  3. Add the blue rectangle of the flag in the upper left corner using a mix of blueberries and blackberries.
  4. Add red and white rows of snacks across the board (starting and ending with red at the top and bottom). Once you have all the stripes in place, you can go back and fill them in.
  5. Top the blue section with white cheese stars.
  6. Chill in the fridge to chill until you’re ready to serve.
  7. Set out with small plates and festive toothpicks or a small kitchen tong. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Storage: Store any leftover meats, cheeses, veggies, and fruits in the fridge in an airtight container.
  • Amounts are approximations: The amount needed will depend on your board size. You may want to get extra and refill as needed.
  • Variations: Feel free to swap out items for your favorites.

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate as there are many possible variations.

  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Charcuterie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 205
  • Sugar: 9.6 g
  • Sodium: 306.2 mg
  • Fat: 10.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.2 g
  • Protein: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.4 mg
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