Build a Charcuterie Board for under $30

What you'll need: meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts, spreads and sauces, crackers, and bread.

Start by placing the ingredients that you have in bowls down first, arranging them in various places on your board.

Add the softer cheeses, such as brie, bleu cheese, and Boursin cheese, arranging them wherever they fit well on the wooden board.

Arrange the meats around the board. I try to place meats on each side of the charcuterie platter so guests can grab from every angle.

Next, add the crackers and sliced baguette.

Start to fill in the gaps with the dried and/or fresh fruits, nuts, pretzels, etc.

Fill in any gaps with small pieces of cheese, nuts, or more dried fruits.