I love a good charcuterie board, and I love holiday themes. When thinking of Easter charcuterie board ideas, I thought it would be fun and easy to make an Easter themed charcuterie board shaped and decorated like an Easter egg. If you are considering making an Easter brunch charcuterie board, or even a festive appetizer for your Easter meal or holiday get-together, keep reading for step-by-step photos and tips for making this Easter egg charcuterie board for Easter.
More themed snack boards and charcuteries like these Easter charcuterie board ideas
- 4th of July Charcuterie Board
- PB&J-Themed Kids’ Charcuterie Board
- Out-of-the-Box Charcuterie Board Idea: Get (Pea)nutty!
- Barkuterie (Dog-Themed Charcuterie Board for a Clifford or PAW Patrol Party)
- French Fry Charcuterie Board
- Romantic Charcuterie Board with Salami Roses
- CharBOOterie (Spooky Charcuterie Board for Halloween)
- Día de los Muertos Sugar Skull Candy Tray
- Hummus Snack Board (What to Eat with Hummus)
- Sweet and Spicy Sandwich Meal Board
What you need to make a charcuterie board for Easter
As with any charcuterie board, part of the art is making sure your ingredients pair well together. Choose complementary meats, cheeses, fruits, and vegetables. This is easy enough to figure out with a quick Google search on “what pairs with …” for any of the central meats or cheeses, but to take the work out for you, you can use my suggested list for the Easter charcuterie board pictured.
- Tools and supplies
- Large serving tray (to make a big enough Easter egg, I like the flat trays with handles that you’d use for breakfast in bed, a coffee table display, etc.)
- Parchment paper
- Chorizo or pepperoni (folded into mini rosettes of three pieces each per the instructions in this Food52 article)
- Prosciutto (folded using the ribbon fold method in this article)
- Salami (in quarter folds)
- Smoked gouda (cut into cubes, which are easier to shape than larger slices)
- White cheddar (cut into cubes)
- Fruit and vegetables:
- Grapes (any color of grapes would work)
- Mini sweet peppers
- Dried apricots
- Fillers and crackers:
- Shredded greens (such as shredded Brussels sprouts for slaw, green cabbage for cole slaw, bean sprouts, etc.)
- Assortment of crackers for serving
How to assemble an Easter brunch charcuterie board
To make this Easter themed charcuterie board, begin by cutting a piece of parchment paper to the size of your serving tray.
With a pencil, sketch the shape of the Easter egg in the center of your parchment paper as you’d like it to look. When you’ve finalized your design, flip the parchment paper over so that the pencil side is down (you should still be able to see it through the other side, per the photo below).
It’s helpful when making decorated charcuterie trays to shape out the main design first by surrounding it with the board filler. For my Easter brunch charcuterie board, I used shredded Brussels sprouts and spread them around the egg, reserving some for later to fill in any gaps or even out the filler layer.
I always like to start a charcuterie board by placing the more solid and taller components, as it allows something for the meats to lean against and can help you contain any ingredients that tend to roll (such as grapes, blueberries, cherry tomatoes, nuts, etc.). For this charcuterie board for Easter, I started with the cheese cubes, mini peppers, and dried apricots.
Next, fill in your meats. I added the meats with more rounded folds (the chorizo rosettes and the quartered salami) on the top and bottom of the egg as they would help accentuate the more deeper curves at these parts of the egg. I then added the prosciutto in the spot I had designated in my pre-planning.
Now that the more solid ingredients are in place, along with your filler around the perimeter of the egg, it’s time to add the more roll-y ingredients: the grapes and blueberries.
Finally, serve the Easter charcuterie board with some assorted crackers. You can either place these on separate platters alongside the tray, or artfully arrange them with the filler around the egg.
I hope you enjoyed these Easter charcuterie board ideas! If you make a creative charcuterie board for Easter inspired by this one, I’d love to see it. Tag me at @fabeveryday on social media to show me your Easter themed charcuterie board!
More festive Easter ideas like this Easter themed charcuterie board:
- Easter Bunny Breakfast Board
- Bunny Butt Pancakes – Fun Bunny-Shaped Pancakes for Easter
- Easter Egg Brownies
- Easter M&M Blondies
- Chocolate Pretzel Birds Nests
- Easy Spring Cupcake Decorating Ideas
- What To Do with Chocolate Bunnies: 3 Ways to Use Chocolate Easter Bunnies
- Easter Egg Cheese Ball
- Fabulous (and Easy) Easter Eggs Ideas
- Easter Ideas for Toddlers: Super Easy Super Hero Easter Eggs
- Easter Basket Ideas for Tweens
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