My mom pretty much made cheeseboards (in some form) for every single holiday. And Easter is just another holiday where a cheeseboard makes the perfect snack or appetizer. You can pretty much make a cheeseboard for any occasion (as my mom taught me), which is why I love them.
The best thing about cheeseboards is they are so adaptable and freeform. You can really use whatever you have in your pantry. Though I like to use seasonal ingredients for the time of year, I also try to make my cheeseboard fit the holiday or occasion as well. So for Easter, I was going for a light and pastel looking cheeseboard. I actually found these organic greek yogurt covered pretzels, and I am obsessed with them! And of course, I found organic jelly beans and some organic bunny gummies that make this board extra festive. It’s challenging to find organic candy for holidays sometimes, but don’t worry I got you!
You can also use other ingredients in place of ones I used if you don’t have them, or if you prefer. Other ingredients that would go really well with this cheeseboard would be: hummus, pistachios, almonds, red grapes, pretzels, cucumbers, broccoli, radishes, raspberries, strawberries, brie, or any other type of cheese you like.
Tips for Making the Best Easter Cheeseboard
• Prepare your Dill Dip ahead of time. My Dill Dip recipe is so easy to make, but it makes preparing your board on Easter day that much easier if it’s already made. You can make this up to a few days in advance and store it in the fridge. You could also use a hummus instead as well.
• When creating a cheeseboard, make sure you have a large enough board to fit everything, but not too large that it won’t fill it up. You can always add more fruit, nuts, or crackers to fill up a larger board.
• I like to start by putting my centerpiece in the middle of the board (in this case, it’s the Dill Dip). Then, I like to add things to the corners next, which makes it easier to fill in the middle with everything else.
• You can prep this ahead of time as well by adding the dip, fruits, cheese, and veggies to the board. Cover it with plastic wrap and store in the fridge. Remove it when ready to serve and add the crackers, yogurt pretzels, and candy.
Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Serves 6 to 8
Organic Jelly Beans
Organic Bunny Gummies
Organic green grapes
Organic yogurt covered pretzels
Organic roasted & salted cashews
Organic white cheddar cheese
Prepare the Dill Dip ahead of time, this can be done even up to a couple days in advance.
Prepare the board by adding the Dill Dip to a small bowl in the center. Add the jelly beans to another small bowl.
Fill the board with the remaining items: gummies, grapes, yogurt covered pretzels, carrots, cashews, cantaloupe, blueberries, crackers, and white cheddar cheese.
Gluten Free – Use gluten free crackers or pretzels.
High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.
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