No trend has been quite as embraced as of late as the charcuterie board. Well, what exactly is a charcuterie board? Filled to the brim with cured meats, olives, cheeses, nuts and fruits from a specialized delicatessen, they are bursting with fingers foods that are begging to be eaten. They are often served with wine as well. You may have seen some on your social media feed, as they are popular with young adults who love food, DIY projects and things that are aesthetically pleasing.
It has taken off since early 2020 due to the fact that people want to share what they are creating with the world, are more aware of where their food comes from and like the concept of enjoying finger foods no matter the occasion. Charcuterie boards may be big in France, but they are just making waves in the U.S. in a relative sense. Perhaps it is because these work for everything from Game Night to a rustic wedding. Are you obsessed with charcuterie boards? These delicious ideas and recipes are perfect for Easter…or any day. Get inspired to make some stunning boards today!Read More »
This board features savory hard boiled eggs, candies, fruit, crackers, savory dip, soft, spreadable cheese, olives, meat and plenty of veggies. The recipe creator has the right idea here: mix timeless savory appetizer favorites with festive pastel colored candy for a winning board.
Recipe 2: Easter Charcuterie Platter
Salami, prosciutto, Harvarti, Gouda, Capocollo, dried fruit, peppers, tzatziki dip, lemon curd, crackers, sandwich cookies, bar cookies, macarons, caramels, peanut butter cups and more are on the docket for this charcuterie platter. For a springtime feel, make sure all additions are in seasonal colors, such as pink, yellow and white.
Recipe 3: Peeps Giant Dessert Charcuterie Board
What do you get when you take mini fudge brownies, strawberry cake truffles, a frosting dip, fruit, popcorn, Jordan almonds, all the candy you can find and marshmallow Peeps? Answer: an epic sweet charcuterie board! Get some friends or family members to share it with, though, it is very rich and sweet!
Recipe 4: Easter Cheese Plate
The great part about this cheese board is that you can make it ahead. All you need are pretzel sticks, sliced Colby Jack and cheddar cheese, cured meats, blackberries, peppers, savory dip (we like dill) and some herbs for good measure. Arrange the dip and some of the cheese in the middle of the plate to make it look like a rabbit for some oh-so-adorable cuteness.
Recipe 5: Easter Dessert Candy Board
Jelly beans, gumballs, decorations made from icing, hard candies, chocolates and other fun touches make up this very pink yellow and blue dessert board. Bake Funfetti cookies or sprinkle-topped cupcakes for even more color and joy. Hope your sweet tooth is ready and can handle this! For another fun alternative, put this mix in bags and let guests take one home with them. Or, mail them to loved ones who live far away (minus the baked goods, unless you have experience sending those!). They will surely appreciate the thought this holiday.
Get your cameras and charcuterie boards ready. You will need them as your creative inspiration flows. Enjoy!