Hop into spring with this tasty Easter charcuterie board! It’s fun, easy to make, and ready in no time. Colorful fruits, a selection of cheeses, and meats will definitely impress your guests!
If you are looking for easy charcuterie board ideas for Easter, this is it!
Arrange the selection of fruits, cheeses, and meats into an oval to resemble an egg. Or, simply assemble it onto any tray you have.
How to make Easter egg charcuterie board
- Large wooden tray/chopping board – see tips below for an option without the tray
- Baking parchment – optional
- Knife & chopping board
- Bunny/chick cookie cutter – optional
- Turkey ham
- Cheese – Sliced & a wedge (like Spanish Manchego)
You can either start from the widest part and make your way down and up or start by outlining the egg shape – this can be done with cucumbers, salami, strawberries, or anything you like.
You can take the photo as a guide only and create your own version!
We also like to serve freshly baked French baguette and bread dipping oil alongside any cheese board. It is always a hit!
- If you don’t have any suitable tray for serving, you can arrange it on your dining table (use baking parchment paper under it).
- Note that the ingredients I used are only a guide. You can easily add/omit or substitute anything you like.
- Dips, spreads, or crackers can be served separately in bowls or on plates. Deviled eggs are also a great addition to any Easter charcuterie board.
- Add mini chocolate Easter eggs, if you like!
- Use toothpicks for your guests to pick individual items off of the tray.
Frequently asked questions
What to put on a charcuterie board?
Cured meats, cheeses, pates, crackers, nuts, olives, pickled vegetables, fruits, dried fruit, spreads, …
How many people does it serve?
This can vary, depending on what time of the day you serve it and what you included on your platter (meats and cheese will fill up your guests more than fresh fruit and vegetables).
If you serve other hot or cold appetizers alongside your charcuterie board, it will serve more people than if you only had one board to offer your guests.
Also, if you are planning to serve it before lunch (or dinner), it should be a snack only and should not fill up the stomach of your guests. This means that the same quantity may feed more people than when served on its own.
That being said, count with 1-2 ounces (30-60 grams) of meat/cheese per person.
More Easter appetizer ideas:
- BLT Egg Sliders – To use up all the hard-boiled eggs
- Stuffed Celery – This is so good and simple to make!
- Mini Egg Salad Sandwiches
- 6 strawberries (120 grams), see note 1
- 1 cup grapes (130 grams)
- 6 radishes, halved
- ½ English cucumber, sliced
- 12 ounces deli meat, see note 2
- 12 ounces cheese - sliced & a wedge (350 grams), see note 3
- Prepare all the ingredients and make sure to pat dry the fruits and veggies with paper kitchen towels. Cut round ham slices in half and fold each into a cone shape. Cut the wedge of cheese into thin slices and using a cookie cutter cut out chicks from cheese slices (optional).
- Arrange all the ingredients as shown in the pictures (or whichever way you like) on a 12x20 inches (30x52 centimeters) tray/wooden board.
- The easiest way to do this is to start about 2/3 down from the top of the tray, layering slices of cheese first – edge to edge. This will be the widest part of the egg shape. From there, you can continue down or up, both ways making the edges slightly smaller as you progress.
- The tray can be prepared a few hours before serving but it is important to cover it with plastic wrap to keep it as fresh as possible!
- Make sure to rinse strawberries, grapes, radishes, and cucumber and pat dry with paper kitchen towels first.
- I used turkey ham, Italian Mortadella, and salami. Prosciutto or Jamon, or any kind of ham will work just fine. If you can, ask the meats to be thinly sliced.
- Use any cheese you like. I used Gouda for the slices and Sheep cheese for the wedge. Spanish Manchego is a great substitution.
- Take the quantities as a guide. You can use more or less of each. More information and tips can be found in the post above this recipe card.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 655mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 14g