A cheese and charcuterie board is a platter that contains a mix of cheeses and cuts of prepared meat along with bread, nuts, fruit and vegetables, and dips and mustards.
With a charcuterie board, be sure to let the cheese come to room temperature before serving. Take the cheese out of the refrigerator about a half-hour before guests arrive. When buying cheese and charcuterie, you can plan on roughly 2 ounces of meat and 2 ounces of cheese per guest, or 5 ounces of each per guest if the cheese and charcuterie is the main meal. And when serving cheese, it's nice to have a different knife for each cheese and to slice the harder cheeses ahead of time to make it easier for your guests.