Easter wishes, bunny kisses and cheese and charcuterie dishes! Looking to create an Easter themed cheese and charcuterie board? Well you have come to the right place! Adding a little Easter flair is very simple without having to do much. Adding one Easter-inspired ingredient can change the whole theme to Easter and all you did was one minor thing. Let’s take a look at some creative options to add to your Easter menu.
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Using a round Brie wheel, cut it into wedges. Then, overlap the wedges in a circle formation giving them a fanned out look. Next, use dill to create the nest. You can really use any fresh herb here. Lastly, add four (4) Mini Cadbury Eggs. There you have it – a Brie nest – and your board is Easter ready!
Boursin Wreath & Brie Cutouts
The best part of Boursin Wreaths and Brie Cutouts are that you can make them fit any holiday, season or theme.
Allow your Boursin to come to room temperature so that it is easy to spread. Using a small bowl or mini ramekin, add your Boursin and spread it out to the edges. Next, add rosemary (or other fresh herb like dill or parsley) on top of the Boursin around the rim of the bowl/ramekin. This will create the wreath look.
Get creative. There is so much you can do to decorate the wreath. I used a mini bunny cookie cutter and cut out a piece of cheddar cheese and placed it in the center of the wreath. Other ideas may include adding small candies like jelly beans on top of the herb garnish or adding edible flowers.
Brie Cookie Cutter Cutouts
Cookie cutters are become my best friend. I am not a baker. I had maybe one or two cookie cutters up until about 2 years ago. Now, I have over a hundred! Literally! Cookie cutters are amazing tools to elevating your cheese and charcuterie boards. Letters, numbers, the typical shapes and themed objects. You can use them to make regular cheese cutouts. For example, using a block of cheddar and cutting out a name, birthday number, leaves for your salami roses or hearts for a love-themed board.
Cookie cutters are also perfect for Brie! Pick your shape, add some jam or fruit to fill it in and you have a themed board!
Let’s take it step-by-step:
- Using a handheld cheese slicer or very sharp knife, slice off the top of your brie round (about 1/2 inch).
- Place the top part on your cutting board and place your cookie cutter in the center and press down.
- Slowly and carefully remove the cookie cutter. You can save the cutout to add to a different part of your board.
- Place the top of the round back on top of the bottom half.
- Add your choice of filling – for my board in the photo above, I used a carrot cookie cutter and added carrot cake jam with fresh rosemary for the carrot top.
Arguably the most simplistic way to elevate your Easter board is to use a festive board, platter or dish. In the photo above, I used my grandma’s deviled egg platter as my board. Not only does it scream Easter but it also has a special vibe because it is my grandma’s. I chose to create the cheese and charcuterie board to mimic an Easter egg but I also could have simply plated the ingredients as I normally would have and it still would have that Easter flair because of the shape.
Below I used a bunny-shaped dish and built upon the shape of it using the ingredients and techniques I normally would. Head over to my Charcuterie Basics Post for some tips on building your own board.