Charcuterie Board Guide

Published On: Wednesday, November 24, 2021By Categories: Explore Jefferson County, HolidayTags: , , , , , , , , ,

The charcuterie board has quickly become a celebration favorite – perfect for snacking before holiday dinners, date nights, get togethers with friends, and more! The best part is – there’s usually something for everyone to enjoy. The elements of a charcuterie board typically include these staples: meats, cheeses, breads or crackers, fruits and veggies. But another thing we love is that a board can be made with any of your favorite sweet and savory snack items! Keep reading for inspiration on how to craft a beautiful charcuterie board with Jefferson County/Wisconsin-made products. These lists are by no means all inclusive of the goodies available in Jefferson County so please feel free to add your favorites to the comments section!


– Ham & bacon from Jones Market –> Recently featured on TMJ4’s The Morning Blend

– Sausage & salami from Rivers Edge Meat Market (Jefferson)

– Sausage from Pernat’s (Ixonia, Johnson Creek, & Juneau)

– Jerky, sausages, or bratwurst from Glenn’s Market & Catering (Watertown)

– Sausage & cold cuts from Fendt Brothers (Watertown)





– gouda or sharp cheddar cheese from Hoard’s Dairyman Farm Creamery (Fort Atkinson)

– cheese curds and cheese spreads from Kraemer Cheese (Watertown)

– mozzarella from Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese (Waterloo)


Fruits & Veggies:


–  apples from Jelli’s Market (Helenville)

– strawberries from Warm Belly Farm (Fort Atkinson)

– pickles from Van Holten’s (Waterloo)

– fresh produce from Whitewater Indoor Market (10 am to noon every Saturday morning (well, except Christmas and New Year’s Day) at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library at 431 W. Center Street)




– crackers from Simple Life Country Store (Fort Atkinson)

– cheese breads from The Fireside Dinner Theatre (Fort Atkinson)

– sourdough or cinnamon raisin bread from Bon Ton Bakery (Jefferson)




– premium coffee beans from Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters (Watertown)

– signature tea blends from Chai House (Fort Atkinson)

– wine from Cambridge Winery

– wine from Stable Rock Winery & Distillery (Jefferson)

– craft beer from Second Salem Brewing Company (Whitewater)

– spirits from Dog & Shrub Distillery (Lake Mills)



More Unique Jefferson County Additions:

– jams & jellies from Poyer’s Farm Market (Fort Atkinson)

– chocolates, caramels, & brittles from James J. Chocolate Shop (Lake Mills)


Katie Carey is a member of the Jefferson County Area Tourism Council and the Tourism Manager at the Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce. She's focused a lot of her efforts on building the JCATC's Instagram page and it shows! The page has grown immensely since she's taken it over.  You'll also find a lot of her touches on the group's new wedding initiative as we explore ways of expanding the tourism to Jefferson County.

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