How To Build A Great Easter Charcuterie Board From Start To Finish
Hosting Easter dinner this year? Nothing says Easter tradition quite like ham and potatoes. And while there’s a place for that, isn’t there just always a place for charcuterie, too? (I heard those amens, fellow foodies!)
With savory meats like Genoa salami and sopressata, paired with a fun Easter Bunny Brie, some bright, crunchy vegetables, and sweet, juicy fruits (someone toss me another Cotton Candy grape), your company is in for a flavor-packed springtime feast.
Get ready to spoil your guests with this tried-and-true Easter charcuterie board. Oh, it’s good. It’s real good. And we’ve put together the ingredient list for you to smash this one right out of the park. Don’t worry, we don’t want any credit (unless you’re showcasing one of our custom, handcrafted serving boards).
The Platter Matters
So, you’re into entertaining. We know you. We are you. The difference between some scattered dishes holding meat and cheese and an elegant serving board showcasing carefully selected pairings of sweet and savory appetizers is about the same as the difference between lunch at the local hotdog shop and dinner at Texas de Brazil. Am I right?
The platter matters. That’s why we spend plenty of date nights in our woodshop, crafting carefully selected slabs of locally-sourced wood into picturesque serving boards uniquely designed for everyday display. You and I are both artists with one goal: beautiful charcuterie. Check out our line of custom serving boards and allow us to create the canvas for your Easter charcuterie board.
Now that you know why we do what we do, let’s cut to the meat of it. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. Bon appétit!
- Genoa Salami
- Aged Gouda
- Bunch carrots
- Sugar snap peas
- Cotton Candy grapes
- Flaxseed Almond
- Cracked Pepper Wafer
- Rosemary Flatbread
- Marcona almonds
- Fig jam
- Fresh sage and rosemary
- Determine what serving board you’re going to use to display your charcuterie genius on. We used our large, locally-sourced Maple Serving Board with a sea foam design.
- Create your Easter Bunny Brie by first slicing the top ¼” of Brie from the wheel. Use a small rabbit-shaped cookie cutter to carefully cut out three rabbits from the top ¼” of the cheese. Then, spread a thin layer of fig jam over the bottom portion, and sandwich the Brie back together, ultimately creating a beautiful contrast that draws attention to the rabbit decoration.
- Fill two of your small bowls or ramekins to the brim––one with hummus and one with fig jam. Create a nice swirl effect on top by using the bottom of a large spoon and gently circling from the outside to the center. Place both bowls, along with your Easter Bunny Brie, onto your serving board.
- Spread the cracked pepper wafer crackers around the Brie to really secure it as the focal point of your board.
- Slice up your kiwi and place it on top of a slightly crinkled piece of parchment paper to keep surrounding ingredients from becoming soggy and to add some interesting texture to your board.
- Arrange the remaining cheeses, meat, veggies, fruits, and crackers in sections around your already placed elements. Add color across your serving board by separating like-color ingredients.
- Use the Marcona almonds to fill any gaps on your board, and fill an additional ramekin with walnuts. If it doesn’t fit on your board, keep it on the side like we did.
- Fill another ramekin with cornichons. They have an acidic bite that will balance out the cheeses and cured meats.
- Lastly, garnish your completed board with fresh springtime herbs like sage and rosemary, and don’t forget to supply small cheese and dip knives where needed.
If You Plan to Feed the 5,000
To feed a larger (or more ravenous) crowd, you can either purchase larger portions of the ingredients already listed, or you can expand with additional ingredients. Shoot for 3 ounces of meat per person if you’re serving charcuterie as an appetizer. If you’re serving it as a main course, double that to 6 ounces per person. If you decide to expand your offerings, here are a few supplementary recommendations:
- Meat: Secchi Salami
- Cheeses: Mimolette, cheddar, aged goat cheese
- Veggies: cucumber, broccolini, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes
- Fruits: clementines, berries, pears, apples
- Carbs: multi-grain pita crackers, pretzel crisps
Spring It On Them
We just gave you a recipe for success, friend. Now all you need is a trip to the grocery store and a stunning serving board that will be your accomplice in totally stealing the show. Our artisanal serving boards feature custom resin designs and are food safe so check them out.
And hey, don’t forget to let us indulge in your Easter charcuterie board––at least with our eyes––by posting a picture on Instagram and tagging @sirohandivy. Happy Easter!
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