Party Panache, Jarcuterie

Charcuterie boards are all the rage lately

and recently I’ve noticed the concept

of these board buffets being put into jars…

Well that’s brilliant,

and I couldn’t wait to make some!

This is such a great example of “Presentation is Everything”

I used simple everyday ingredients that I had in my refrigerator…

serving these in a unique way makes them party perfect!

Onion dip, celery sticks, cucumber sticks, bacon,

cherry tomatoes, ham, salami and cheddar,

watermelon and grapes

Onion dip went in the bottom of the jar,

then celery and cucumber sticks go into it

Short wooden skewers {available at the grocery store}

were used for the meat, cheese,

and bacon wrapped cherry tomatoes

I used small 8 ounce jars,

perfect for a cocktail party buffet

or a grab and go snack or lunch

You can make these ahead of time,

these fit into a quart size ziplock baggie~

and refrigerate for several days

Perfect for lunch on the porch!

You can also put them on a little tray or plate

Watermelon, grapes and crackers make a nice accompaniment


A mini Charcuterie board in a jar!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American


  • jars
  • short skewers
  • small trays or plates, optional


  • onion dip
  • celery sticks
  • English cucumber, cut into sticks
  • salami slices
  • ham slices
  • cheese cut into thick slices
  • cooked bacon strips
  • cherry tomatoes
  • watermelon chunks
  • grape clusters
  • crackers


  • Place a couple of spoonfuls of dip in the bottom of jars
  • Stick celery and cucumber pieces into dip
  • Roll salami and ham and insert a skewer into each roll and place the skewers into the jars
  • Wrap cherry tomatoes with part of a bacon strip and secure with a skewer and place in jar
  • Insert a skewer into the cheese and add to jar
  • Place jars on small trays and add watermelon grapes and crackers if desired


The jars can be made ahead of time, covered and refrigerated for several days until serving
Great for parties, picnics or a grab and go snack or meal
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Endless possibilities!

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34 Responses to “Party Panache, Jarcuterie”
  1. How clever! What a fun idea for a nibble meal.

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    Brilliant! The end to the double dipping conundrum.

  3. I love the idea of mini Charcuterie board in a jar..the onion dip sounds amazing.

  4. Nancy says:

    Isn’t this fun! And by the water even better!
    I can see us doing this for dinner one evening!
    Happy Sunday Jenna!

  5. Martha says:

    I’ve seen these on Pinterest, such a fun idea. You did a fantastic job Jenna!

  6. I love this idea, perfect for lunch or appetizer! I can now add jarcuterie to my vocabulary and my menu!

  7. A perfect little munchie:@)

  8. Yes we love these fun foods as I like to call it. They have become our Friday night meals around my place. Marty and I can make a meal or two off these goodies. I too have saw the ones made up the cute jars and thought this would be a good idea for my family one weekend night. I just love the different ways I see every one doing these fun foods. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  9. Anonymous says:

    Yum! Great idea and nice portion control, (until you wants seconds, hehe). 😋

  10. I LOVE this!!! I am so doing this!! What a great idea Jenna!
    Happy Monday and have a great week!

  11. These are a great idea — and perfect for my saved Bonne Maman jars!

  12. Ricki Treleaven says:

    LOL jarcuterie is precious! I love it, and a nice presentation. i like Jeanie’s idea because I als have tons of Bonne Maman jars, too!

  13. Rita C. says:

    I think this is a great idea. I pinned it in anticipation of the baby shower my daughter and niece will be having for my pregnant daughter this weekend. I used something similar for a veggie and dip presentation for another niece’s baby shower I hosted. I bought DT flower pots and slipped plastic shot glass liners inside. Easy-to-handle foods are the way to go when hosting!

    • Thanks Rita and your flower pot idea is a great one! I have learned after many parties, that the most popular appetizers are the familiar ones and the ones that are easiest to eat. I know you’re excited about the baby shower, exciting!

  14. I love this idea so much! We recently did this, but in a martini glass. It’s really the perfect way to have appetizers, but I love your idea of a small lunch on the porch with these for two. Always a treat to join you here, and get inspired. xo Lidy

  15. thefrenchhutch says:

    I’ve wanted to try this and I will so thanks for the how to. I love this idea, a little different and I love the presentation too! I especially like this too for a small gathering. Thanks Jenna, you always lead the way with great ideas………..

  16. Kitty says:

    Hi Jenna! I’ve done this with veggies and dip in a jar, but I need to get me some skewers and add some meat. That’s the perfect lunch! Ella wants to do a tea party again, and she’d love this.

  17. Mary says:

    I saw this clever idea on Pinterest Jenna! So much fun for easy entertaining ♥

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