Charcuterie Skewers

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5 from 5 votes
These Charcuterie Skewers layered with meat and cheese make for the best party appetizer as they are so easy and convenient.
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Charcuterie Skewers on a white plate.

Charcuterie Skewers are a unique charcuterie board idea, that won’t disappoint! In addition, Charcuterie Kabobs are easy, spectacular and are the perfect appetizer.

Charcuterie Skewers on a white plate.

These kabobs will be the star of the charcuterie table at your next gathering. Layers of salami, pepperoni, cheddar cheese, Babybel cheese, and a pickle. Charcuterie is a french dish, to learn more, check here. Also a fun way to top a salad, this instagram worthy appetizer can be served with italian dressing for dipping.

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What We Love About This Recipe

  • 20 Minute Prep: These charcuterie skewers are ready from start to finish in just under 20 minutes perfect for any social gathering.
  • Easy Ingredients: A wonderful alternative to making a diy charcuterie board. It requires half the effort and only 5 ingredients.
  • Party Appetizer: Perfect for any party, charcuterie kabobs, are a great appetizer everyone will love.
  • Bring on a Picnic: These kabobs would be perfect to bring to a charcuterie picnic.
Charcuterie Skewers stacked high with a red and white checked napkin.

Ingredient Notes

  • Cheddar: Get a one pound block of cheddar cheese and cut into cubes.
  • Salami: Six ounces of very thinly sliced salami.
  • Pepperoni: Thinly sliced pepperoni, six ounces.
  • Babybel: You will need six pieces of Babybel cheese.
  • Pickles: Mini dill pickles or gherkin pickles will work best, drain first.
A wooden cutting board with meats, cheeses and pickles.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Charcuterie Kabobs

These are the basic steps for making Charcuterie Kabobs. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Charcuterie Skewers being built on a wooden skewer.

STEP 1: PREPARPING TO ASSEMLE

First, cut your cheddar cheese block into small cubes and then fold up the pieces of salami and pepperoni.

STEP 2: ASSEMBLING KABOBS

Then to assemble, alternate putting on cheese cubes, salami, and pepperoni. Once skewers is almost full, top will a piece of Babybel cheese and a mini pickle. Finally put on your serving platter.

Charcuterie Skewers being made with the final steps including adding the pickle.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Truly easy to make these Charcuterie Kabobs ahead of time, assembly the night before and refrigerate overnight.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

To store these, cover a tray with plastic wrap and keep in fridge for 3-4 days. This kabobs make for great leftovers.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT TYPICALLY GOES ON A CHARCUTERIE PLATE?

Traditionally, is it a platter with a combination of different meats, cheese, and some time fruits, veggies, and nuts.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE ANY TYPES OF MEAT AND CHEESE?

Of course, you can easily switch what you put on the kabobs, you could do caprese kabobs or use cantaloupe, prosciutto, and brie for a more refreshing flavor.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be double or tripled to serve a larger crowd.

WHAT DOES CHARCUTERIE MEAN LITERALLY?

Charcuterie literally means “pork butcher” dating back to the 15th century.

Charcuterie Skewers in close up from the top.

Expert Tips for Making This Charcuterie Recipes

  • Recipe Can be Increased: Great recipe for a crowd. Bring these Charcuterie Kabobs to a gathering, you can simply double, triple, or even quadruple the ingredients depending on how many people you are looking to share with.
  • Substitutions: Feel free to switch up the ingredients in these easy antipasto skewers. For example, you could incorporate things such as different deli meats, green olives, mozzarella, tomato, cherry tomato, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, black olives, and veggies. The combinations are endless. Use turkey or roast beef.
  • Caprese Kabob: Similarly, you can do a caprese styled kabob use grape tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and mozzarella balls. Moreover, drizzle with balsamic glaze and olive oil for the perfect accompaniments. Lovely for Christmas.

What to Serve with Charcuterie Kabobs

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Charcuterie Skewers on a white plate.
5 from 5 votes

Charcuterie Skewers

Yield: 6 Skewers
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
These Charcuterie Skewers layered with meat and cheese make for the best party appetizer as they are so easy and convenient.
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound cheddar cheese, cut into large cubes
  • 6 ounces salami, thinly sliced
  • 6 ounces pepperoni, thinly sliced
  • 6 Babybel cheese pieces
  • 6 dill pickles, mini

Instructions

  • Fold each slice of meat in half, then in half again. Slide one slice of pepperoni and one slice of salami on the stick.
  • Slide one cube of cheese on top of the meat.
  • Continue layering meat and cheese along the middle of the stick.
  • Top the stick with a piece of Babybel cheese and a mini pickle.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Increased: This is a great recipe for a crowd. If you are looking to bring these Charcuterie Kabobs to a gathering, you can simply double, triple, or even quadruple the ingredients depending on ow many people you are looking to share with.
  • Substitution: Feel free to switch up the cheese and meats you are using, you could even incorporate fruits such as strawberries or grapes to have a more cheeseboard styled kabob. The combinations are endless.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 2188mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 590mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: American
Keyword: babybel, Charcuterie, cheddar, cheese, kabob, pepperoni, pickle, salami

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2 thoughts on “Charcuterie Skewers”

  1. 5 stars
    These are officially my husband’s new favorite skewers. All his favorite snack foods in one. l love how easy they are to put together.

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