Valentine’s Day Charcuterie and Dessert Platter!

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If you’re looking to put something special together for Valentine’s Day that doesn’t require cooking, our Valentine’s Day Charcuterie and Dessert Platter is the PERFECT meal!

Serve these Valentine’s Day appetizers with one of our pink cocktails or Valentine’s Day cocktail recipes!

Valentine's Day meat and cheese platter with honey, flowers, desserts and cocktails on a marble table. Dessert platter too.

As you know, we are huge fans of charcuterie and cheese platters. They’re simple to put together and filled with protein, delicious cheese, berries, olives, nuts and more. They can be completely customized to what you love.

We’ve added some fun Valentine’s details to our boards, including the most delicious dessert board! Everything is from Williams Sonoma, they have the best Valentine’s Day candies and desserts!

Valentine's Day Charcuterie platter and dessert platter.

Valentine’s Day Dessert Platter

This is a dessert platter much fun to assemble! We used this very charming marble heart platter which was the perfect size. Next, we filled it with pink, red and white treats for guests to enjoy!

Marble heart shaped platter with cookies and cupcakes to make a dessert platter.

This platter is great for 1-6 people! You can add a few more cupcakes if you have more guests, but there are enough sweets on this board to make everyone happy.

Chocolate truffles in a heart shaped pink box for dessert platter.


Heart shaped sugar cookies and pretty truffles on a Valentine's Day dessert platter.


Start by adding the larger items on the board first, in this case, the cupcakes are the largest.

Next, place the cookies around the board.

Then, place the truffles around the heart platter.

Lastly, fill in the empty spots with gummies!

Valentine's Day Dessert Platter with cookies, gummies, cupcakes

Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Platter

The main course will be the charcuterie platter. Filled with meats, cheese, berries, and nuts. Serve with crackers on the side, olives and more! Here’s how you make an easy and festive charcuterie platter:

Meat and cheese on a board with heart shaped strawberries


This marble love platter from Williams Sonoma was perfect! It’s big enough to fit 3-4 varieties of cheese, meat and more. When this board is filled it will feed up to 6 people which is great!

Cheese on a marble platter.

You can also order a quality, premade meat and cheese board from Williams Sonoma.

Cheese Knives



Cheese – Choose at least 3 varieties of cheese that are a different texture. A hard cheese, soft cheese, goat, aged cheese, goat cheese. These are all options you can use.

Three types of cheese on a wooden board.

We used a red pepper brie to give it a little spice and specs of red! Small details like that make the board unique and charming.

Red pepper brie cheese.
Meat for a charcuterie platter.

Meat – At least 2-3 varieties of meat is perfect for a platter. We used salami and prosciutto and capocollo.

Honey – We’re all about truffle and this honey not only has honeycomb, but also black truffle!

Luxardo cherries and Tennessee honey to go on a dessert platter.

Candied Walnuts – I usually never make a cheese platter without these. The sweet and salty combo is just perfection.

Juicy Cherries – They’re not only good in cocktails, but on a cheese platter too!

Container of fresh raspberries for dessert platter.

Fruit and Berries – Sliced apples, pears, and other seasonal fruits are perfect for a platter. Berries are great too! Use red berries for this Valentine’s Day-themed platter.

Quick tip – Squeeze a little lemon juice over the apples before putting them on the board. This will help them not turn brown.

Juicy plump strawberries in the shape of a heart.

Heart-Shaped Strawberries

It’s all in the small details when entertaining for a holiday! These are so easy to make and take just a few extra minutes.

Heart shaped strawberries

You’ll need these heart cutters and large juicy strawberries. The larger the strawberries the better the heart shape! Use the smallest cutter in the pack.

Take the cutter and press down on the side of the whole strawberry to make the shape. That’s it!!

Meat and cheese on a marble platter.

Place the hearts around the platter!

Valentine's Day Charcuterie and Dessert Platter!

This is how the platters will look like together! Isn’t that such a stunning spread?

meat and cheese and dessert platter

Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Now that you have the boards assembled, it’s time to think about cocktails! Of course, you can always serve wine which pairs so nicely with cheese and meat.

Check out our full guide to serving wine here.

Valentine's Day cocktail with xoxo gummy skewer.

However, there really isn’t anything better than a festive cocktail! I mean, at our parties we serve both! Here are some ideas for cocktails:

14 Valentine’s Day Cocktails You’ll Love

 Rose Water Gin Cocktail

Hibiscus Gin Sour 

Easy Strawberry Frozé Recipe 

5 Best Gin + Tonic Recipes

Cocktail Gummy Skewers

Add a charming touch to your Valentine’s Day cocktail with DIY gummy skewers. These are perfect to place on the top of the glass before serving.

Valentine's Day Cocktail with gummy skewers for dessert platter


If using wooden skewers, cut them to the opening of the glass, leaving a little end on each side so the skewers can rest on the glass.

Valentine's Day Cocktails with XOXO gummy skewers.

Add the x and then o to one side of the skewer, then do the same the other side. We find it’s easier for the gummies to slide on when they don’t have to be pushed all the way down the skewer, which is why we do one end and then the other.

Valentine's Day Flowers

Once your dessert platter and charcuterie platter are finished, add some flowers or a heart-shaped wreath to the table, set out small plates and napkins and you’re ready! The easiest Valentine’s Day meal ever! Let us know if you make this in the comments below. We love to hear your thoughts!

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