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Homemade Charcuterie Cup (with Little Cheese Ball!) For My Parents’ Anniversary

Today I’m sharing an interesting thing about a favorite classic… DIY Charcuterie Cups! It’s the perfect way to entertain (and even celebrate!) Outdoors without sharing food or hanging out with similar appetizers. I didn’t invent the idea – it’s been around the internet since the pandemic started – but I’m happy to share my version in today’s new post (details below!).

50th anniversary for my parents

It all started when me and my brother decided to do something about my parents’ 50th wedding this year! They live in Florida and both have been fully vaccinated (great!). So we decided that if this celebration took place on a lovely winter February, then Florida is absolutely the best place to do it. Bring sunshine and warm weather!

My Parents' 50th Anniversary Celebration 100 Food Days

So my parents knew we were going to be with the family, but they didn’t know exactly what we had in store. We just tell them to get dressed and get ready by 4:30 on Saturdays. We had a Premium sunset beach picnic are scheduled to complete with one live steel drummer, champagne, and some delicious snacks, of course! We were fortunate to have a super nice evening with perfect weather.

The small Charcuterie mugs (along with the crackers we also have available) were the perfect thing to serve as we all sat down on our chairs and enjoyed live music and the sunset. And, a funny story, I got so busy finishing the cheeses and glazed nuts (at the bottom of the cup) that my 13-year-old actually assembled all the cups by himself charcuterie literally 100%! She did such a good job; I swear she’s a little food stylist in the business, and I’m lucky to have her!

Homemade Charcuterie cup (with small cheesecake!) In 100 days of food

What we put in the Charcuterie cup

Here’s what we put in the cup (most locally bought food at Trader Joe’s)…

    • Mini cheese balls
      The formula is below.
    • Dicks mini brie
      These are at Trader Joe’s, but I’ve also seen them in other grocery stores.
    • Slice Manchego
      One block has come a long way!
    • cherry tomatoes
    • Pickles (i.e. baby pickles)
      Olives would also be a good choice!
    • Grapes
    • Apricots are dry
    • Black berries
  • MEAT
    • Italian sausage
    • Prosciutto
      Both fold in accordion style on toothpicks.
    • Bread high
      I can’t find 100% whole grain bread, but you can make them yourself. The ones from Trader Joe’s are at least a clean version with no additives.
    • rosemary
      This is purely for decoration, even though one of my kids – I don’t name it – did actually eat her meat (incidentally), LOL.
    • Enameled seeds
      These are placed at the bottom of the cup, I’ve been using the recipe since my very first time 100-day food cookbook. Any type of roasted nut can be a good substitute.
    • Crunchy biscuits
      We offer a wide range of options on the side.
    • Paper cup
      I found our special mugs on Amazon but also found similar ones advertised for wedding confetti.
    • Toothpick
      It’s harder than I thought to find nice long toothpicks to stick to the cup. I ended up getting my products at Total Wine & More, but saw them for sale in greater numbers than on Amazon.
    • Stickers (optional)
      We used Cricut to create and cut our stickers, but it’s totally free to write your message on any blank sticker you can find!
My Parents' 50th Anniversary Celebration 100 Food Days

Recipe for small cheeses

This is how we make small cheeses for charcuterie cups. I actually did them first at home, frozen them and pulled them out of the freezer right before traveling. They went straight to the fridge when we got there, and I waited to roll them in the crushed nuts just before serving. It works flawlessly (and it’s nice to have a little to do / do when we get there)!

Mini Cheese Balls (for Homemade Charcuterie Cup)

These mini cheeses are quick and simple to put together. They are the perfect addition to any homemade charcuterie table or cup!


Charcuterie cup with Cheese Small for 100 days of real food


  • 8 ounce cream cheese, soften
  • 3/4 the cup chopped cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 the cup Grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • first Scallion, chopped (white and green parts)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper sauce, (or similar)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • black pepper, taste
  • 3/4 the cup crushed seeds, for the outer coating (I used a pistachio, the measurement is approximate)


  1. Combine all ingredients except crushed nuts in a large bowl. Stir to combine.

  2. Use the tablespoon to roll the cheese mixture into equal sized doughs.

  3. Freeze or store in the refrigerator for up to three days (I did it first and took them out of the freezer before traveling). Just before serving, roll the cheese balls around in the crushed nuts until evenly covered.

Recipe notes

We suggest organic ingredients when possible.

Nutritional value

Nutritional value

Mini Cheese Balls (for Homemade Charcuterie Cup)

Amount per serving

Calories 84 Calories from Fat 72

% Daily values*

Fat 8gtwelfth%

Saturated fat 4g25%

Cholesterol 24mg8%

Sodium 130mg6%

Potassium 33mgfirst%

Carbohydrates 1g0%

Fiber 1g4%

1g sugarfirst%

Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 278IU6%

Vitamin C 1mgfirst%

Calcium 88mg9%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2000 calorie diet.