Easter Charcuterie Board
This Easter Charcuterie Board goes beyond the candy and showcases an enticing variety of savory and sweet treats. Hop to it!
Easter is just around the corner, and with it, a decision. Are you going to serve Easter brunch, complete with vegetarian quiche and bacon in the oven, or are you going the dinner route with baked ham with pineapple sauce and balsamic asparagus?
My family goes the dinner route for Easter, and then a brunch celebration about a month later on Mother’s Day.
An Easter Charcuterie Board is the perfect way to showcase a variety of savory and sweet treats and create a beautiful and enticing spread for the holiday.
Choose a platter for your Easter charcuterie board:
First things first, you’re going to need to choose a tray or board for your Easter themed charcuterie board. Choose an appropriate size for the gathering that you’re having, of course.
I picked up the round one seen in this post at a local maker’s market.
I also experimented with constructing a “board” on several bunny-shaped melamine plates and the result couldn’t have been any cuter.
Choose a variety of meats and cheeses:
I’m always a big believer in choosing whatever meats and cheeses your crowd will like best.
If you’ve got a bunch of kids running around and what they really want is deli turkey, go for it! Slices of honeybaked ham are also one of my favorite Easter charcuterie board ideas. Here’s what I chose this time around:
- Italian Dry Salami – I used small slices of this to create the salami “roses” for my Easter brunch charcuterie board. I just folded one piece in half and rolled it up, and then continued wrapping more folded pieces around the first piece until it looked kind of like a flower! You’ll need to stick a toothpick through the bottom of the rose to get it to stay together.
- Coppa (Capicola) – this is dry-cured pork shoulder, similar to prosicutto.
- Mozzarella (String Cheese) Wrapped in Prosciutto – look for a package of these pre-rolled, or make your own! These are also perfect for jarcuterie and individual charcuterie cups.
- Brie – Nothing fancy, just the standard 8 ounce brie round you can find in any grocery store (that I would also use to make savory baked brie). I used small cookie cutters to cut some Spring-themed shapes into the top, and then filled that with fig spread. More on this below!
- Blueberry Vanilla Goat Cheese – this creamy, sweet and mild cheese is so spring-y to me, because of the blueberries.
Some tips for cutting shapes into the brie with vegetable cutters:
As I mentioned earlier, I used a standard “grocery store” 8 ounce brie round (President and Reny Picot brands seem to be the most common in my area).
It’s important that the cheese you’re going to cut is COLD when you cut it. After you cut it, you can let it warm to room temp for the best flavor and ooziness, but it needs to be fresh out of the fridge when you cut it.
I used small vegetable cutters to cut a bunny, butterfly and flower into the brie for my Easter charcuterie board. It takes a bit of muscle and determination to push the cutters into the cheese and pull them back out!
It also helps to use a small paring knife to dig out the excess cheese once you’ve cut the shape.
Once the shapes are hollowed out, fill them with honey or any type of jam! You’ll need a very small amount – 1 teaspoon or less should fill each hole.
I made this charcuterie board with deviled eggs!
While it’s certainly not traditional to make a charcuterie board with deviled eggs, I feel like an exception can be made for Easter (and I’d also probably put deviled eggs for Halloween on a Halloween themed board).
My shrimp deviled eggs are a decadent but easy twist on a classic and one of my favorite Easter charcuterie board ideas. With just mayo, mustard, Old Bay seasoning and shrimp, they are easy and perfect to include on this Easter brunch charcuterie board.
A small bowl of egg salad with pickles would also be great paired with crackers on this board.
More Easter charcuterie board ideas to round out the platter:
- Nuts – I chose shell-on pistachios because I love the way they look (and taste), but any type of nut you like is welcome here. Extra pistachios can be used to make pistachio crusted chicken.
- Jordan Almonds – love them or hate them, you can’t deny that these candy-coated almonds add a ton of Easter flair to this board.
- Jelly Beans – I added a small dish of these alongside my board, because just like you can’t have a Halloween charcuterie board without candy corn, you can’t have an Easter version without jelly beans!
- Carrots – You need something to feed the bunnies, right? I found some cute tri-color small carrots at my store. I bought a second bundle of them to make glazed carrots or balsamic roasted carrots, too!
- Grapes – green grapes are pretty here, but you could also make some roasted grapes instead.
- Bunny Graham Crackers – I used Annie’s brand for this Easter charcuterie board idea. They also make cheddar, chocolate and even birthday cake flavored bunnies.
- Honey – You will RARELY find me making a charcuterie board without honey. It’s the perfect condiment to drizzle over cured meats and salty cheeses. It’s always in my pantry for honey mustard pork chops.
- Fig Orange Spread – this is what I used to fill in the cutouts in the brie, but you could also include more of it in a small dish. I bought it at the store, but you could even make homemade orange fig spread.
- Dry Breadsticks – sometimes labeled Grissini breadsticks, I love the garlic flavor of these. The brand I see most often around here is Alessi. They’re usually sold near the crackers.
- Artisan Crisps – I buy the Rustic Bakery brand of these crackers. This time around, I used the Apricot, Pistachio & Brandy flavor.
- Yogurt Covered Pretzels – these add a nice light color to the board and they’re just downright delicious. These are also great mixed with regular pretzels on a football charcuterie board.
Don’t forget some cute decorations for this Easter themed charcuterie board!
Additional decorations certainly aren’t required, but they do make any Easter charcuterie board more festive!
I stuck some Easter bunny toothpicks into my deviled eggs and a few other items for an adorable touch.
I also bought a bouquet of seasonal flowers and plucked a few of them to decorate this Easter themed charcuterie board.
- 8 ounce brie cheese round
- 1 tablespoon orange fig spread
- 8 prosciutto-wrapped string cheeses
- 8 shrimp deviled eggs
- 4 ounces thinly sliced capicola
- 4 ounces blueberry vanilla goat cheese
- 1 small bunch carrots
- 1/2 box Grissini breadsticks
- 1/2 box artisan crisps
- 1 cup grapes
- 1 cup yogurt covered pretzels
- 1/2 cup honey bunny graham crackers
- 1/2 cup pistachios
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup jelly beans
- 1/4 cup Jordan almonds
- Seasonal flowers, for garnish (optional)
- Use small Spring-shaped vegetable cutters and a paring knife to cut shapes from brie round. Fill cutouts with orange fig spread.
- Arrange brie round and all other ingredients on large platter, board or bunny-shaped plates.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 721Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 1443mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 3gSugar: 35gProtein: 31g
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