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How to Make an Easy Easter Charcuterie Board

An Easter charcuterie board made with crisp vegetables, fresh fruit, cured meats, cheeses, and a few colorful and delicious sweet treats.

Treat your friends and family to a beautiful Easter Charcuterie Board this Spring. This simple board is an easy way to serve fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, a variety of meats, and traditional Easter sweets to your guests. The key to a delicious grazing board is to include a variety of textures, different shapes, and colors in your food items. 

Easter Charcuterie Board with fresh fruit, vegetables, cookies, and more Easter treats on a rectangular wooden board.

Create an Easter Charcuterie Board appetizer to serve before your Easter meal. Or serve the board as a snack for the adults while the kids hunt for Easter eggs. Either way, a fun charcuterie board is a simple way to serve your guests. Be sure to make one for your next Easter party.

What’s On This Easter Charcuterie Board

Traditional charcuterie boards are made of various cured meats, hard cheeses, crackers, bread, and soft cheeses served on a large wooden board. However, this fun appetizer can be customized with a variety of other ingredients. For this snack board, I included fresh vegetables and fruit, and lots of sweet treats for a well-rounded food offering. All of these food options can be found at your local grocery store.

  • Carrots
  • Sliced radishes
  • Green Goddess veggie dip
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Provolone cheese
  • Goat cheese
  • Herb-crusted salami
  • Crackers
  • Macarons
  • White chocolate-covered pretzels
  • Cadbury mini chocolate eggs
  • Annie’s Neopolitan Bunny Grahams
Bowl of Green Goddess Veggie Dip with cheese bunnies on an Easter Charcuterie Board.

How to Assemble an Easter Charcuterie Board

Create this fun Easter-Themed Charcuterie Board using pastel colors and Easter Bunny shapes, along with your favorite meats and cheeses. I used a large rectangular cutting board to create this Easter cheese board. 

Step One – First, start with any bowls or containers. It’s easier to arrange food around the bowls. For this Easter board, I used simple round ramekins. But small bunny or egg-shaped bowls would also be cute. My bowls hold Cadbury mini chocolate eggs and a Green Goddess veggie dip

After placing the ramekins diagonally from each other, I arranged food around them. Typically, I like to arrange the larger food first. Then fill in with smaller snacks as I go.

Arranging the Veggies

Step Two – Since this is an Easter themed charcuterie board, carrots were a necessity. I arranged whole, peeled, carrots in the upper right-hand corner of the board. They are just above the Green Goddess dip. I opted for whole carrots because they really help the Easter theme stand out. 

Step Three – Just below the carrots, to the right of the dip, are sliced radishes. I’ve always loved radishes on a veggie tray. But feel free to replace them with celery, sliced cucumber, or sugar snap peas.

Corner of an Easter Charcuterie Board with radishes and carrots.

Arranging the Fruit

Step Four – In the lower left-hand corner, arrange a stem of grapes. Keep the large bunch of grapes connected and wrap them around the bottom of the other ramekin. Then use singular grapes or smaller bunches to fill in any gaps. Remember, the key to a beautiful board is for it to look full. 

I used green grapes for their bright, spring-like color. I also added another bunch of green grapes to the top of the board next to the carrots. 

Step Five – After the grapes, I filled in the lower right corner of the board with colorful macarons. These little cookies are beautiful and come in a large variety of bright colors. They are the perfect colorful touch for a charcuterie board. I arranged the macarons in four rows. Then I added a few cookies to the tops and sides. This breaks up the uniformity of the rows.

Step Six – With the macarons in place, it was easier to arrange a pile of strawberries between them and the radishes. The macarons help hold the berries in place on the board. The strawberries are in a line from the right side of the board to the center.

Step Seven – After the fruit, I added a bunny cookie cutter full of small bunny-shaped cookies. The Annie’s Neopolitan Bunny Grahams are white, pink, and brown. So they add some fun elements of color to the center of the board. I poured the cookies into the cutter. Then I arranged the ones on top face up. I also ensured that all three colors of cookies were visible. The cookie cutter acts as a barrier between the charcuterie elements of cheese and salami and the rest of the board.

Arranging the Charcuterie

Step Eight – Next, I placed a log of goat cheese on a small rectangle of parchment paper. I cut half of the log into slices of goat cheese. This makes serving easier and adds more visual interest. 

Step Nine – Then I placed round crackers around the left and bottom of the goat cheese log. The crackers help keep the cheese separated from the rest of the board.

Step Ten – Above the goat cheese and crackers is salami. The salami is folded into quarters. Each quarter faces the opposite direction and interlocks with the next. This forms a salami chain. I made my chains small, with just four or five slices of salami each. I stuck a toothpick through each small chain to hold them in place. Serving the salami this way makes it easier to just grab a few pieces of salami without disturbing the whole display. Salami roses instead of chains are also a fun idea for this springy board.

Step Eleven – Next to the salami are several provolone cheese roses. They are a great way to display thinly sliced cheese on a charcuterie board.

Easter Charcuterie Board with fresh fruit, goat cheese, salami, and more Easter treats on a rectangular wooden board.

How to Make a Provolone Cheese Rose

A cheese rose adds height and visual interest to thinly sliced cheeses. First, lay four circular pieces of provolone cheese on top of each other. Cut the cheese in half. Then spread four halves out so that each piece overlaps in the middle. Roll up the halves. The top of the roll looks a bit like a rose. Secure the cheese roses in place with a toothpick if needed. Continue this until you have the desired number of cheese roses.

Step Twelve – Finish the board off by tucking a few white chocolate-covered pretzels into the remaining space in the middle of the board. The white pretzels brighten up the middle of the board. The contrasting color adds visual appeal to the board.

Add the Garnish

The final touch for any charcuterie board is a garnish. They are typically fresh herbs, edible flowers, or other bits of edible greenery. The garnish fills in any remaining blank space. 

Step Thirteen – For this Easter charcuterie board, I used the leafy tops of the carrots as the garnish. I tucked them in a few blank spaces around the outside of the board.

Step Fourteen – Then I sprinkled a few additional mini Cadbury eggs across the top. These just add a pop of color throughout the board. 

Step Fifteen – Finally, I used my veggie cutters to make a few flower and bunny-shaped pieces of provolone cheese. I placed the Easter bunnies on top of the Green Goddess dip. The flowers were spread out across the board.

Serve this Easter charcuterie platter as part of movie night. Check out this list of Easter movies on Disney Plus!

Alternative Food for an Easter Charcuterie Board

​Create your own Easter Charcuterie Board using some of your favorite foods. Everyone’s tastes are different, but here are a few additional food ideas for your board. There is no wrong way to make a charcuterie board.

  • Hard-boiled Eggs
  • Cheese Cubes
  • Sugar Snap PeasBroccoliRaspberriesBlackberriesBrie CheeseSwiss CheeseProscuittoEaster Egg CookiesJelly Beans
  • Chocolate Bunnies
  • Marshmallow Peeps
Easter Charcuterie Board with fresh fruit, vegetables, cookies, and more Easter treats on a rectangular wooden board.

What Size Board Did You Use?

The rectangular board I used is 18″ x 14″. I purchased the board at HomeGoods. It’s a great place to find affordable cheese boards! I’ve provided links to similar boards, as well as fun dishes. I also linked to the shape cutters I used to cut the cheese into flowers and bunnies.

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This adorable Easter charcuterie board is the perfect addition to your Easter celebration. It combines colorful Easter candies, savory snacks, and fresh ingredients to create a delicious snack everyone is sure to love.

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Easter Charcuterie Board

An Easter charcuterie board made with crisp vegetables, fresh fruit, cured meats, cheeses, and a few colorful and delicious sweet treats.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Charcuterie
Servings 6 people

Equipment

  • 1 18" x 14" charcuterie board
  • 2 round ramekins
  • 1 bunny-shaped vegetable cutter

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Green Goddess Dip

Vegetables

  • carrots
  • radishes

Fruit

  • grapes
  • strawberries

Charcuterie

  • Provolone cheese
  • salami
  • goat cheese
  • crackers

Desserts

  • macarons
  • Cadbury mini chocolate eggs
  • Annie's Neopolitan Bunny Grahams
  • white chocolate-covered pretzels

Instructions
 

  • Place two round ramekins on the board.
  • Fill one bowl with Green Goddess dip and one with Cadbury mini chocolate eggs.
  • Fill the top right corner with carrots, above the dip.
  • Add a small bunch of grapes next to the carrots.
  • Arrange radishes beside the dip and below the carrots.
  • Fill the lower left corner with grapes, below the bowl of mini eggs.
  • Fill the lower right corner with macarons.
  • Fill in strawberries between the macarons and radishes.
  • Place a bunny cookie cutter in the center of the board. Fill it with bunny grahams.
  • On the upper left side of the board place a sliced log of goat cheese on a small rectangle of parchment paper.
  • Surround the left and bottom sides of the cheese log with crackers.
  • Above the crackers arrange chains of salami.
  • Fill the space between the salami and grapes with provolone cheese roses.
  • Add a few white chocolate-covered pretzels into the remaining space in the middle of the board.
  • Tuck the leafy tops of carrots in a few blank spaces around the outside of the board.
  • Sprinkle a few additional Cadbury mini eggs across the board.
  • Finish off with provolone cheese cut outs in the shapes of flowers and bunnies.
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  1. Absolutely love how pretty this charcuterie board is!

    Make Life Marvelous

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