Cheese & Charcuterie Board Picnic

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Cheese & Charcuterie Board Picnic Travel Charcuterie

There’s something about enjoying a charcuterie board at a picnic that makes it taste even better than at home. Transporting a charcuterie board, however, can come with its own challenges. Using a glass storage container is my favorite because it lets you take your cheese and charcuterie with you wherever you go! Whether you’re taking someone on a picnic date or you’re meeting your friends for a poolside hang, this picnic charcuterie is perfect for any outdoor occasion–especially when there isn’t a kitchen or utensils nearby. Just pack your favorite cheese board items into an airtight container and away you go! 

For more picnic-approved ideas, try my Watermelon Salad, Burrata Citrus Salad, Jarcuterie, Charcuterie Cones, Fresh Fruit Board, Crudité Platter, Veggie and Goat Cheese Board, or any of my dips

And if you plan on doing your shopping at either of these stores, use my Aldi shopping list or Trader Joe’s shopping list to help fill up your picnic charcuterie board. 

How To Make Picnic Cheese Boards


  • Gruyere, sliced
  • Taleggio, sliced


  • Salame secchi, sliced
  • Hot coppa


  • Blackberries
  • Plums, pitted and quartered
  • Bing cherries

Carbs & Accouterments

  • Wild Blueberry and Almond Raincoast Crisps
  • Marcona almonds
  • Rosemary sprigs, for garnish
  • Lavender sprigs, for garnish
picnic charcuterie & cheese board


  • Divide the Gruyere and Taleggio between two 6-cup containers (see more below); arrange in opposite corners.
  • Add the salame, coppa, and crackers in the empty spaces around the cheese. Fill in any remaining spaces with almonds, blackberries, and cherries.  
  • Add the plums on top and garnish with rosemary and lavender.

How to Transport a Charcuterie Board

The easiest way to do it is to pack up all the goodies in an airtight container (or two!). Since the goal of these “boards” is to not have to do any prepping, unpacking, or styling once you’ve arrived, I arrange my ingredients in the container like I would on a literal board. Depending on how many people you’re serving, you may need to divvy everything up into multiple containers, in which case I like to style each container!

I used two of these 6-cup Pyrex containers, but this three-container Pyrex set is also a great option. 

To keep your charcuterie cool, I like to pack everything into my favorite collapsible cooler bag. These are my absolutely favorite coolers, especially because they fold up and store so well when not in use. Just throw in some reusable ice packs and your charcuterie container(s) and you are good to go. You could also consider packing it in an ice charcuterie board (see video below for my favorite new Amazon Find), but instead of filling it with ice, use reusable ice packs.

Summer Fruits

Plums not your thing? No problem! Try some of these seasonal fruits on for size:

  • Peaches
  • Nectarines 
  • Apricots
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Melon

Wine and Cheese Board Picnic

This board is from my new deck: The Wine & Cheese Board Deck! It’s all about wine & cheese pairings… here’s a little taste:

Gamay, a red wine perhaps better known as Beaujolais (a region in France that make wine from gamay), is the definition of a good picnic wine: fruity and floral, totally crushable, and deeply unfussy. Gamay’s low tannins and juicy profile are a great match with these washed-rind cheeses, super ripe summer fruit, and charcuterie with a little heat, like hot coppa.

For alternatives, try pinot noir, Blaufränkisch, or Listán Negro.

For the full details on how to pair cheese and wine with 50 perfect pairings, grab a copy of The Wine & Cheese Board Deck, out now and the perfect holiday gift!

The Wine & Cheese Board Pairing Deck by Meg Quinn

More Picnic Charcuterie Inspiration

For more inspo, check out the below Picnic Cheese Board spread I made. You can always use a traditional cheese board and cover tightly with plastic wrap or tin foil to transport, then layout a beautiful scene. I love this chic picnic basket for storing all your goodies. And check out the SHOP THIS POST below to find more picnic-friendly cheese & wine goodies.

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Show Me Your Portable Charcuterie

I hope this post inspires you to take your charcuterie on the go. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the snacks and spreads you create from my tips. If you make something inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttooproudtomeg so I can see and share! 

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Cheese & Charcuterie Board Picnic Travel Charcuterie

Picnic Charcuterie Board


Here’s the best way to travel with a cheese & charcuterie picnic platter for two (or more).



  • Gruyere sliced
  • Taleggio sliced


  • Salame secchi sliced
  • Hot coppa


  • Blackberries
  • Plums pitted and quartered
  • Bing cherries

Carbs & Accouterments

  • Wild Blueberry and Almond Raincoast Crisps
  • Marcona almonds
  • Rosemary sprigs for garnish
  • Lavender sprigs for garnish
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Photos by Haley Hunt Davis of Salt Worth Creative. Food styling with Ryan Norton.

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