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DIY Charcuterie boards are easy to build, look impressive and fun to share! Pronounced, shar-coo-tree, charcuterie platter boards are increasing in popularity and for good reason. Great as starters or appetizers, group lunches and dinner parties, these Pinterest and Instagram-worthy edibles make amazing DIY gifts too.
This guide details epic DIY Easter charcuterie board ideas for all the family and includes savory, sweet, healthy, and indulgent options.
What Are Charcuterie Boards?
The word charcuterie means delicatessen in French. Charcuterie specialize in meats but you don’t have to only use meat as part of your meal or edible gift.
In Parisian bars, locals spend lazy evenings, soaking up wine with planche – sharing platters with an assortment of meat, cheese and vegetables.
Making plache, or charcuterie boards, couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is add your desired items and arrange them on the charcuterie board in an appealing fashion.
It’s so simple, a kid could do it so if you are looking for a task to pass to someone else, consider the charcuterie assembly!
Note: Some charcuterie items may dye wooden boards so consider this before purchasing (see different examples of boards below) and when choosing the types of food you plan to serve.
Some dyes can be removed by soaking in water with dishwashing liquid and scrubbing. Others are stubborn and will only fade with time.
Dry up any excess water on food when plating up to help prevent stains.
DIY Easter Charcuterie Board Ideas
Traditional Cheese and Meat Charcuterie Boards
Layer up a wooden, marble or slate sharing board with cheese, meats and vegetables.
Enjoy slow snacking with family/friends while watching an Easter movie, playing a holiday game or during meal time.
- Ham slices rolled up into tubes
- Salami circles
- Turkey breast
- Smoked cheese
- Cheddar cheese
- Feta cheese
Easter Egg Vegetable Charcuterie Platter
This Easter-themed vegetable platter is healthy yet fun.
Since none of the items include meat or cheese, this is an example of a delicious vegan charcuterie board.
You can, of course, add meat and cheese for a more traditional planche sharing platter.
This crudités platter idea is a fun way to encourage kids to eat veg too.
Making A Charcuterie Board
Gather all the charcuterie board items that you would like to feature and eat.
Separate by color and think about what shapes would make cool Easter egg designs.
In our example we have used:
- Yellow and red capsicum (peppers) sliced
- Raw carrots cut into rectangles
- Celery stalks
- Pretzels (check store bought ingredients for vegan label)
- Sliced cucumber retaining their circular shape
- Black olives
You may also consider:
- Eggplant (aubergine)
- Sugar snap peas
- Mini corn
- Vegan pita
Keto Charcuterie Board
If you or your guests are following the keto diet they don’t have to miss out!
- Green beans
If you can’t locate an egg shaped charcuterie or chopping board, use a traditional rectangle shaped board and create an oval shape.
Charcuterie Board Dips
To accompany the DIY charcuterie board, add some dips to the design or at the side in a cute dish or ramekin.
Hummus, pestos, tzatziki, mustards and baba ganoush are some serving ideas to play about with.
This makes a colorful and varied Easter appetizer tray.
Fruit Charcuterie Boards
Easter Egg Shaped Fruit Sharing Planche
Have a sweet tooth? Healthy charcuterie boards don’t have to feature the green stuff!
This bright and cheery fruit pot has exploded into an Easter egg design that your little ones will love.
Our example includes:
- Green grapes halved
- Pistachio nuts to break up the texture and design – can be left out
- Sliced strawberries
- Canary melon cut into chunks
- Purple grapes
Add a dollop of greek yoghurt to a small dish for dipping.
This easy charcuterie board is best served for Easter breakfast or as dessert at lunch or dinner.
Dessert Charcuterie Board With Fruit
Since its spring, why not try a rainbow fruit platter?
Arrange the fruit by color and create rainbow lines curved over a white board.
Rainbow Fruit Ideas
- Red – strawberries, cherries, watermelon, raspberries
- Orange – nectarines, apricot, peach, dried apricot
- Yellow – canary melon, mango, pineapple, apple, plum or banana
- Green – grapes
- Purple – blueberries or purple grapes
Team up with a couple of spoonfuls of greek yoghurt, cream or melted white chocolate to add clouds and dipping sauce!
This is a fun charcuterie board for kids and also an idea for a St Paddy’s Day party!
Candy Charcuterie Board
If you are feeling a little naughty, consider a charcuterie crammed with candy!
For our rainbow shaped candy board we’ve used:
- White chocolate for the clouds
- Red Skittles
- Orange covered chocolate eggs
- Yellow jelly beans
- Green Skittles
- Purple Skittles
- Light and dark blue Ike and Mikes US/UK
We also have a guide to Easter candy cones, including carrot shaped cones!
Empty all of the candy from the wrapper and boxes, arrange into colored piles and start to shape your candy rainbow!
Ensure the board is dry before you assemble as the dye will stain it.
To avoid making a mess of your design, try not to move the board once the candy charcuterie is set out.
You might also like our DIY Easter basket post.
Buy A Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie boards come in a variety of styles and kinds. You can purchase one for under $10 all the way up to $70 if you are looking to invest.
If you like to entertain or enjoy slow meals with family and friends, it is well worth purchasing one to make party food look impressive or shared dishes with a twist.
Simple Charcuterie Boards
- Bamboo charcuterie board US/UK
- Slate charcuterie board US/UK
- Marble charcuterie board US/UK
- Walnut charcuterie board US/UK
Charcuterie Cheese Boards
- Cheese charcuterie board with cheese knives US/UK
- Round cheese charcuterie board with cheese knives US/UK
Unique Charcuterie Boards
- Personalized charcuterie board US/UK – the perfect charcuterie board gift
- Rustic charcuterie board (tree bark/trunk) US/UK
- Heart-shaped charcuterie board US/UK
Charcuterie boards and items are a fantastic gift idea for hostesses, partners, parents and friends.
Why not add a bottle of wine, whisky or port to pair with the cheese?
You can pack the charcuterie box with cheeses, meats, crackers and veg. A thoughtful, self-care gift to show your appreciation.
Easter is a lovely time of year to celebrate with food. Now you know how to avoid boring boards, armed with healthy and fun charcuterie board examples.
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