Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making an Irish Charcuterie Board with your favorite meat and cheese and snacky foods. This tasty tray will be one of your favorite St. Patrick’s Day Ideas as you plan your party.
Very few things are as fun to make and show off as a charcuterie board! With very little effort, you’ll feed an entire party of people.
And since they are made completely from your imagination, you can customize them to suit any food allergy or dietary restrictions that you need to.
How To Customize A Charcuterie Board
Scroll down to the printable recipe card and you’ll see all of the cured meats, vegetables, spreads, and cheeses that I used in my St. Patrick’s Day charcuterie board. You can either follow my recipe exactly as I wrote it or customize it.
Here’s how to make those changes.
Browse the imported cheese section at the grocery store. Buy as many different types of meats and cheese as you want. Pick out some exotic types of cheese with names you can’t pronounce. It’s so much fun to explore meats and cheese from all around the world.
You can also add any decorations that you want, as well! St. Patrick’s day has tons of fun themes to go with it – leprechauns, rainbows, and clovers.
Have fun with this charcuterie board. Let your creativity shine!
How To Make A St. Patrick’s Day Charcuterie Board
Every single step for the charcuterie board is in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Whenever I make a charcuterie board, I like to start from the middle and build outward. For the St. Paddy’s Day charcuterie board, place the rolled meats and pretzel bites in the middle and then add the cheese, veggies, and crackers around them.
Really fill up every bit of space on your tray. Keep your green theme in mind and add as many different types of green vegetables as you want. There are so many choices out there!
Instead of ramekins for the dips and spreads, use cauldrons. When you fill them with cheese and mustard, they look like they are pots of gold! Place them on the edges and corners and then hug fruits and meats around them.
It’s also a really good idea to fill up every spot of white space with more food. Start out with the largest pieces of food and then use smaller foods – like cheese and broccoli – to fill in and cover the white spaces in between.
It’s also important to add movement to the board. Fold the meats in different shapes to add textures and design to the board.
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Charcuterie Board Supplies
You don’t need a whole lot of different supplies to make a stunning and attention-grabbing charcuterie board. These are the most important kitchen tools you’ll need to make and serve your charcuterie board.
How To Make A Charcuterie Board Ahead of Time
It’s easy to make your St. Patrick’s Day charcuterie board ahead of time, as long as you have the space in the refrigerator. Arrange the entire tray, cover it tightly with plastic food storage wrap, and then keep it in the refrigerator for up to three days.
If you don’t have space in the fridge for the entire tray, I suggest doing all the food prep and storing the meat, fruit, and cheese, in separate bags or small containers. Then, on the day of the party, just arrange everything on the tray and serve it!
More St. Patrick’s Day Recipes:
As you prepare for a St. Patricks’s Day party, here are some more recipes you should make too!
- Rainbow Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Treats
- Corned Beef Hash Recipe
- St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Cookies
- St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Desserts
Irish Charcuterie Board
- Cutting Board
- 1 pound round Peppered Salami
- 1 pound Sliced Corned Beef
- 1 pound Round Salami
- 8 slices Boars Head Irish Cheddar cut into triangles
- 1 cup Kerrygold Reserve Cheddar cut into small chunks
- 1 cup KerryGold Dubliner cut into small chunks
- 1 cup KerryGold Blarney Castle Cheese cut into small chunks
- 2 slices Colby Jack Cheese cut into a 4-leaf clover shape
- 1 English Cucumber sliced
- 1 cup Broccoli Florets
- 16 Asparagus Stalks trimmed
- 1 cup Snow Peas
- 1/2 cup Green Olives
- 12 pieces Round Soft Pretzles
- 10 pieces Rye Crackers
- 1/2 cup Spicy Brown Mustard
- 1/2 cup Thousand Island Dip
- 1/2 cup Sauerkraut
How To Make The Salami Rose
- Take your rst slice of salami and place half of it in the glass with the remaining folded over the rim of the glass.
- Take your second piece of salami and place it halfway over the rst layer, half of it in the glass with the remaining folded over the rim of the glass.
- Take your third piece of salami and place it halfway over the second layer, half of it in the glass with the remaining folded over the rim of the glass
- Keep going around the glass until you’ve used all 9 pieces of salami.
- Take your glass and turn it upside down and lightllypress the salami pieces on top of the board upside down.
- Remove the salami from the shot glass, set the rose to the side.
Colby Jack 4 Leaf Clover Cheese
- Take your 4 leaf clover cutter and press out the leaf clover with the colby jack cheese slice. Set to the side.
- Add the ramekins for the sauerkraut,1000 island and spicy mustard on the board.
- Take your peppered salami and fold it in half and then fold it again into quarters. Stack the salami together in a line, use a toothpick to hold the salami together. Set to the side.
- Take your corned beef and roll it.
- Set to the side.
- Place all of the cheese on the board.
- Keep each individual type / avor of cheese separate from each other. Place the vegetables on the board.
- Add the deli rose, rolled corned beef, and peppered salami on the board. Place the soft pretzels on the board in the center.
- Add the green olives on the board,
- Add the Kiwi as a garnish.
St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails
- Irish Margarita With Jameson
- Irish Mojito Made With Whiskey
- Irish Flag St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shots
- Green Cocktail – Emerald Sunrise
- Perfectly Delicious Bailey’s Jello Shots
- Pot O’ Gold Jello Shots
- Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day Martini
- The Best St. Patrick’s Day Drinks | Green Cocktails