Cheese Markers For A Charcuterie Board

Hello everyone, today I am sharing cheese markers for a charcuterie board. These are easy to make and this is a great time to gather ideas for the upcoming holiday season.

Today is also our DIY Challenge and this month’s challenge is anything chalkboard.  Terrie from Decorate & More with Tip hosts this monthly challenge. I will have a list and links to the ladies taking part in this challenge. So please take the time to visit to see their creative ideas this month.

If you are visiting from seeing Terrie from Decorate & More with Tip welcome.   Isn’t her Christmas sign great!  I love the wreath hanging on it too. 

charcuterie board, cheese markers, chalkboard paint, cheese labels, charcuterie platter

First off, I have been thinking about making charcuterie markers for quite some time.   This challenge came at the perfect time because the fall through the winter months are our biggest entertaining season.  It’s exciting especially being away from all my family and friends for so long.  By the way, these months will be here before we know it.  

Yes, I realize July 4th has just been a celebration.  However for us, fall, holiday time and winter are our biggest entertaining months.

How To Make These Markers DIY

The first thing I purchased is Benjamin Moore chalkboard paint.  As a result of being next to Ace Hardware I ran in and bought it.

chalkboard paint

Next came the plan, make cheese markers for a charcuterie board that are easy, straight forward and pieces I can use over and over.  This is where the chalkboard paint became ideal. Therefore, the hunt began for pieces to create the markers DIY.

First, finding a package of different round wooden shapes at Michael’s, gave me the perfect pieces to make these cheese markers.  They are a great size.  

Wood oval and rounds to make the cheese markers

So then, I began looking for something to allow these markers to stand.  Wait until you see what I bought.

small clothes pins to hold up the cheese markers

By the way, I realize I am not the first person to use small clothespins.  I especially think these are adorable and I’m adding a bit of elegance which is perfect.

Lastly, while in Michael’s I did purchase a few chalkboard pens for the cheese markers. The chalkboard pens are what I use to write the name of the cheeses. I also did purchase them in silver and gold. How fun for the holidays!

After gathering my supplies in my office/craft room, it is time to begin making the charcuterie markers DIY.

The first thing I did is paint each side of my round shapes with the two coats chalkboard paint.  Let them dry in between coats.

cheese markers painted with chalkboard paint
close up of cheese markers after being painted

Meanwhile as these are drying, I grab a favorite product, Rub N Buff in antique gold.  Using a stencil brush I add the Rub N Buff to the clothespins. Besides being an easy product to work with it’s especially great because a little goes a long way.  Let the clothespins dry.

small clothes pins being painted with antique gold Rub N Buff
clothespins, stencil brush and Rub N Buff

Using My Cheese Markers For My Charcuterie Board

After finishing the markers, I set up a small charcuterie board. By the way, you may be interested in this post.  Wait until you see what I used to make this, it’s amazing!

I truly love how the clothespins add another elegant element to my charcuterie markers.  Notice how they elevate them so they are easy to see and don’t get in the way when reaching for your favorite cheese.

cheese marker with Provolone written on it

As a rule, when making charcuterie board, adding different cheeses, nuts, olives and fruit are great additions.  It’s also a good idea to mix hard and soft cheeses.  For example Gouda, Asiago, Brie or Goat to the charcuterie.

four cheese markers with smoked cheddar, provolone, gouda and asiago written on them on the charcruterie board with crackers in a Dachshund cracker holder

I also try to make this as pretty as possible because we eat with our eyes first.  I like to use pretty dishes to hold nuts and olives.  Also using pretty dishes to serve on is a great thing to add because again, we eat with our eyes first.

Picture of cheese marker with smoked cheddar written on it and a bowl full of olives

By the way, these glasses are a new favorite purchase of mine.  First of all, I love the pattern because it is subtle and elegant.  Remember, I enjoy adding elegant and rustic touches anywhere I can to keep things interesting.

cheese markers, cheese, glasses, olives and crackers on the charcuterie board

I especially like these glasses because I can use them to serve easy desserts if I choose to make a dessert chartcuterie board.  Have you ever made one?  They are especially fun and you may enjoy this post for ideas.

another look at the charcuterie board with the cheese markers, glasses in pink, floral dishes.  Olives and pistachios in bowls with crackers in a Dachshund cracker holder

I am so happy I made these chacuterie markers because, believe it or not we have our first gathering set for the fall in early October.  And I am making a fall theme charcuterie board with lots of goodies.  I am thinking of menu ideas to stay organized because it’s a busy time of year for us. The cheese markers DIY will be a perfect addition. 

I hope I have given you the inspirastion to create your own cheese makers with this easy DIY for your charcuterie board.  Don’t forgettosign up for my newsletter and follow me on Pinterest, Instagram and Cloches &  Lavender’s Facebook page.

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

31 thoughts on “Cheese Markers For A Charcuterie Board

  1. Such a cute project Cindy. The charcuterie boards are all the rage now, so these sweet little markers are perfect. I am happy to feature your cheese markers at Love Your Creativity.

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