Oh happy day, St. Patrick’s Day is almost here. That means a whole lot of green and delicious treats. Some may love the traditional corned beef and cabbage meal while others take a not-so-traditional approach to St. Patrick’s Day food.
Enter, charcuterie boards are one of the easiest ways to serve food to your friends and family and in a fun and creative way. Picture boards covered in beer-flavored cheese, every green vegetable you can imagine and colorful boards that let you taste the rainbow. From shamrock-shaped cheese to boards filled with colors from the Irish flag, these sweet and savory boards will get you in the spirit to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Creator: Jenny from @lunchboxmafia
Jenny was inspired by shamrock cookies to make her own design, but with a healthy twist. “I wanted to create a shamrock using green veggies and realized I could use my heart ramekins to create the leaves of the shamrock,” said Jenny. She finished off the shamrock stem by using a mint chocolate KitKat bar, creating a perfectly balanced sweet and healthy charcuterie board. If you don't have ramekins, Jenny suggests using heart-shaped cookie cutters to help form the shape of the shamrock.
Embracing the festive colors of the Irish flag, this board maps out exactly how to recreate this board. Starring comté, a delicious French cow's milk cheese, paired with green grapes, two different types of marcona almonds, dried apricots, green apples, artisan crackers, other cheeses (such as mimolette, herbed brie, sharp and white cheddar), cornichons, Castelvetrano olives, habañero jelly, and vanilla shamrock shortbread cookies.'
Creator: Meg Quinn of @ainttooproudtomeg
Not only does this board look almost too good to eat, it can be turned into an activity for the whole family, Meg recommends getting the kids involved and making the board into a game. “Have the kiddos search the fridge and pantry for green foods or challenge them to find a certain number of wholesome green snacks at the market,” she says.
To create, try turning the hummus green by blending it with spinach or by adding a bit of spirulina or food coloring. Use a cookie cutter to shape the bell peppers into shamrocks. As a sweet reward for their hard work, Meg recommends adding a few chocolate gold coins, yogurt-covered pretzels, and rainbow belts.
Taste the Rainbow
Whether you’re serving up a festive St. Patrick’s Day brunch or looking for another fun and healthy activity to get the kiddos involved, we’re obsessed with this fruit rainbow. @thechattymouse created the fruit rainbow out of slices of strawberries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries and blackberries. To finish it off, meringues create the illusion of fluffy clouds.
Dips on Dips
Is there anything more delicious and easy to put out for guests than cheese and dips? Using all green and white vegetables, fruits, dips, crackers @corksandcanvasevents created our ideal St. Patrick’s Day charcuterie board.
Cheers to Cheese
Creator: Rachael from @Dreamboardsco
Always inspires us with her unique and festive charcuterie boards. This one she created for St. Patrick’s Day immediately got us hungry, and thirsty. This epic St. Patrick’s Day charcuterie board features Guinness Cheddar, Ale cheddar and Beer cheese spread.
Creator: Maegan Brown, aka @thebakermama
This board features some of your favorite Irish-themed snacks. Featuring rolls of pastrami, Irish soda bread, Irish cheddar, and all the yummy nibbles in between, your friends and family will feel super lucky to indulge in this St. Patrick’s Day charcuterie board.