Cheese Markers DIY For A Charcuterie

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

First off, I have been thinking about making a cheese markers DIY for a charcuterie for quite some time.   

Because fall through winter are our biggest entertaining seasons making these early was great idea.  It’s exciting especially because we have been away from our family and friends for so long.  By the way, these months will be here before we know it.  

Painting The Cheese Markers With Chalkboard Paint

Step 1

The first thing I purchased is Benjamin Moore chalkboard paint.  Because I was next to Ace Hardware I ran in to buy the paint.

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 cheese markers.

Starting With The Wood Rounds For The Cheese Markers

Step 2

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 and will be perfect for seeing the names of the cheeses clearly.  

Wood oval and rounds to make the cheese markers

Finding The Piece To Make The Cheese Markers DIY‘s Stand

Step 3

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

small clothes pins to hold up the cheese markers

Finding these small clothespins was exciting because they are different. I don’t remember seeing cheese signs having clothespins as feet.   I think these are adorable and I’m adding a bit of elegance which is perfect to match our home.

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

Beginning To Make The Cheese Markers

Step 4

After gathering my supplies in my office/craft room, it was time to begin making the charcuterie cheese 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 each coat.

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

Making The Cheese Labels Feet Elegant

Step 5

Meanwhile as the bases are drying, I grab a favorite product, Rub N Buff in antique gold for my clothespins.  Using a stencil brush I add the Rub N Buff covering 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 completely.

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

Step 6

After finishing the markers DIY, 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 cheeses?

cheese marker with Provolone written on it

As a rule, when making a charcuterie board, adding different cheeses, nuts, olives and fruit make 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 because again, we eat with our eyes.

Use any dishes you have in your home. Adding small forks and spoons for serving adds another pretty look and makes it look special.

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.  I enjoy adding elegant and rustic touches anywhere I can making pieces pretty for family and friends.

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 inside if I choose to make a dessert charcuterie 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 inspiration to create your own cheese makers DIY for your charcuterie board.  Don’t forget to sign 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 DIY For A Charcuterie

  1. Cindy I love your charcuterie board signs. I have purchased similar signs, but when I saw yours I was asking myself Why? Such a great Idea! P.S. I think I have the same glasses in blue as your pink? peach? ones. I love your color! Thanks for the inspo.

  2. Charcuterie boards are great for entertaining. The cheese markers are really cute. What did you use for writing on the boards? Did I miss that part?

  3. What a pretty way to enhance charcuterie boards! It’s always great to see exactly what delicacies are presented and your chalk markers are the perfect solution for identifying tasty treats!

  4. “We eat with our eyes” oh my gosh, you are so right! Your charcuterie board looks so beautiful. Great tutorial! I love how versatile your markers are. Am going to go check out how you made your board now… : )

  5. I LOVE the charcuterie board and made and use it all the time! Now I can’t wait to make some of your markers so everyone knows what their grabbing! Great idea, Cindy! P.S. I love that you used that Rub and Buff on your clothespins! It adds a touch of class for sure!

  6. Your charcuterie board looks amazing and the markers add to the look! I will definitely give this a try!

  7. SO pretty and I love your creativity. The board looks great and I have a weakness for cheese.

  8. These are so cute, Cindy, and would make a fabulous gift set too. I love that you can use them throughout the year no matter what the season. They’re perfection! Big hugs, CoCo

  9. What an easy project! And so handy to help identify foods for different dietary restrictions too! The cracker holder is too cute. Thanks for sharing.

  10. These are so cute – I love that you chose something really unexpected for this challenge.

  11. Love the markers! I really like that they are black, makes it more impactful against the cheeses. Great DIY!

  12. 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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