Holidays are a time to gather and celebrate.

It’s a time to open our doors and invite people in. Old friends reunite. Distant family members grow closer. Work colleagues celebrate the past year’s accomplishments and reflect on obstacles overcome together.

All of these celebrations lead up to one main event: a shared meal. Some people make recipes that have been passed down for decades. Others prepare dishes that represent the ingenuity of the next generation.

But no dish embodies the spirit of celebration more than the charcuterie board. Similar to holiday gatherings, it’s a collection of seemingly disparate things that come together to create something truly special.

On this page, we’ve shared our favorite charcuterie board ideas. Use it to create the perfect appetizer for your next holiday gathering — and bookmark the page for new ideas all year long.

We look forward to seeing what we can create together in 2023.


This year, MTN partnered with DDC Cabinetry and Renatus Living to handcraft and laser engrave the holiday gift of appreciation sent your way. All of our charcuterie and serving boards are made in the U.S.A. from carefully selected kiln dried sustainably sourced Walnut and Cherry. Each piece is selected with its final shape in mind and then hand-carved and finished to show off the beautiful colors and patterns in the wood. Every board is finished with a food-safe, organic oil. Our live edge boards are perfect for entertaining large groups, and we hope you enjoy this board, and the gatherings it hopes to become a part of, for years to come…


We strongly encourage hand washing only. As tough as these boards are, natural woods don’t like extreme heat and the board can warp and lose its finish. Dishwashers are convenient because you can save water by not washing a lot of dishes by hand, but let your board sit this one out.

Maintaining your board: A few simple maintenance tasks can keep your board looking pristine and beautiful. Rub a little bit of food-safe mineral oil or beeswax each time you wash the board. Both can be found at your local hardware store. Mineral oil is important because it repels water and impedes absorption. Beeswax moisturizes the board and this natural substance is food safe and waterproof. Regular use of beeswax will keep your cutting board looking like new. Because beeswax is hard, it is difficult for the wood to absorb it.

Cleaning your board: All you need to clean your board is a little warm water, dish soap, and a sponge. It might have some dried bits of cheese or dips, but with a little extra effort and rubbing, it won’t hurt your board. Roasted peppers can be swimming in oil and stain your board. It’s fine to leave it alone because it adds character. However, to remove any unwanted stains or residue, you can follow these tips: After the board has dried, cover the stain with salt or baking soda. Then take a sponge, soaked in hot water, and scrub the area until the stain is gone. For some extra power, you can add some lemon juice or vinegar to the baking soda and let sit for a few minutes before scrubbing. When you do a deep clean like this you likely have to re-oil the board afterward. Mineral oil is the go-to, but a light rub with some olive oil on a paper towel will work in a pinch. Just make sure to wipe off any excess oil after it’s had a few minutes to soak in.

Last, but not least, no matter how beautiful your board is, it is meant to be used again and again. Use it, enjoy it, and make it part of your daily life.

Renatus Living
DDC Cabinetry

Thank You!

Thank you for making 2022 a truly outstanding year. We send you our best wishes for the new year.