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St. Patrick’s Day Charcuterie Board

Creating a St. Patrick’s Day charcuterie board will add fun and Irish flavours to your celebrations. It also makes it easy to carry the food to tables throughout the room. This way everyone has a little something to snack on wherever they sit. If you are planning a meal, add one to each end of your dining table.

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How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

As a way to celebrate and honour their heritage and homeland, Irish immigrants celebrated the Feast of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland on March 17th. The day was celebrated with parades, dancing, and food. In Ireland, it is a holiday when they close stores and shops.

Today, most people celebrate St. Patrick’s day at a bar. They drink green beer and get rowdy. These days it’s just a big party for everyone and it has lost the real meaning. Depending on your views of the holiday will decide how you celebrate St. Patrick’s day.

There is no better way to celebrate St Patrick’s day than with food. Follow the recipe below for this Irish charcuterie board or create your own with the food that you like. Any charcuterie board can be customized to your liking and a perfect snack board for St. Patrick’s Day. If you need more food ideas then you will like these 8 Authentic Irish Foods.

What is the History and Origin of Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie comes from the French words for flesh (chair) and cooked (cuit). The French created the board using mainly cured pork meats and organs. While you may think that charcuterie boards are a fairly new concept, they have actually been around for many many years. The belief is that no animal part should be wasted so they are salted and smoked to preserve them.

Many of us have only recently heard about charcuterie boards. Most of us have probably used the terms cheese platter or meat trays. Charcuterie is just a fancy way of saying that.

Can You Make a Charcuterie Board the Night Before

Having any sort of celebration means extra work for the host on the event day. Preparing things ahead of time will make it go more smoothly. So, yes, you can prepare a charcuterie board the night before with some exceptions.

You can add almost everything to your board ahead of time. If you plan on adding pastries or crackers, leave them until you are almost ready to serve. Set up the items where you want them on the board, cover them in plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.

Charcuterie Board Ideas

For more Saint Patrick’s day board ideas, you can check out our this St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board or the Charcuterie Board With Love For Special Occasions that makes such a perfect appetizer for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day!

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St. Patrick’s Day Charcuterie Board

No need to pull out extra dishes for snacks when you use a charcuterie board. You can have a few boards with a variety of items to make each one different. Don’t forget to add some green and gold to your St. Patty’s day charcuterie board. 

  • Yield: 6-7
  • Prep Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 45 min

St. Patrick’s Day Charcuterie Board Ingredients

Kitchen Tools

  • Candy Cauldron Kettles (available during Halloween at many Dollar stores or on Amazon)
  • Charcuterie Board
  • Toothpick
  • Cutting board and a knife

How to make a Salami Rose

Choose 12 slices of salami.

Fold each salami in half to make a half circle shape, then lay them in an overlapping line. The salami should overlap about a third over the next slice. The straight part of each salami should be in line with the straight part of the next one.

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Roll them up starting at one end into a tight roll if you want your salami to look like a bud or semi-tight for a looser salami rosette.

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After the roll, flip the salami rose around to sit straight. Add 4 slices of salami folded in half on each side of the meat rose with the straight part facing the rose. Take 1 half folded salami slice and wrap one side of the rose, then repeat with the other 3. For a bigger rose, you can add another 4 more slices. The straight part should be at the bottom of the salami rosette.

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Finally, arrange the salami petals to a looser fit. You can slightly pull on each piece of salami to make it look more like a rose. Add fresh sage around the salami rose to make it look like leaves and help secure the rose.

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SALAMI ROSE TUTORIAL

Lyne Proulx
When you are preparing a charcuterie board, it’s always eye catching to make salami roses or salami flowers as appetizers and display them in the center or to the side of the board. This salami rose tutorial is so simple and easy to do and, best of all, you don’t need any glass to make them or even toothpicks to secure the rose.
4.86 from 27 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Assembling 3 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 1 rose
Calories 440 kcal

Equipment

  • Cutting board or plate

Ingredients
  

  • 12 slices Genoa Salami slices salami of your choice
  • 4 leaves Fresh sage

Instructions
 

  • Choose 12 slices of salami.
  • Fold each salami in half to make a half circle shape, then lay them in an overlapping line. The salami should overlap about a third over the next slice. The straight part of each salami should be in line with the straight part of the next one.
  • Roll them up starting at one end into a tight roll if you want your salami to look like a bud or semi-tight for a looser salami rosette.
  • After the roll, flip the salami rose around to sit straight. Add 4 slices of salami folded in half on each side of the meat rose with the straight part facing the rose. Take 1 half folded salami slice and wrap one side of the rose, then repeat with the other 3. For a bigger rose, you can add another 4 more slices. The straight part should be at the bottom of the salami rosette.
  • Finally, arrange the salami petals to a looser fit. You can slightly pull on each piece of salami to make it look more like a rose. Add fresh sage around the salami rose to make it look like leaves and help secure the rose.

Notes

If you really want to secure the meat rose, you can push a toothpick straight at the bottom of the rose flower made from cured meat to hold it together. If you have the salami rose set tightly beside other meats, cheese, or fruits, it will hold together nicely.

Nutrition

Serving: 1roseCalories: 440kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 24gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 2441mgPotassium: 409mgFiber: 1gCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Meat Rose, Salami flower, Salami Rose, Salami rose tutorial
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Marble Slice 4 Leaf Clover Cheese

Take your 4 leaf clover cutter and press out the leaf clover with the marble cheese slice. Set to the side.

How to assemble the Charcuterie Board

  1. Add the ramekins for the sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing and the brown 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 and set to the side.
  2. Take your corned beef and roll it and set to the side.
  3. Place all of the cheese on the board and make sure to keep each individual type / flavour of cheese separate from each other.
  4. Place the vegetables on the board.
  5. Add the deli rose, rolled corned beef, and peppered salami on the board.
  6. Place the soft pretzels balls on the board in the centre.
  7. Add the green olives on the board. Cut the kiwi into a flower as a garnish and add to the St. Patrick’s Day Charcuterie board.
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I hope you enjoyed this St. Patrick’s Day Charcuterie Board as much I did! If you make this platter, please share your photos with us on Facebook or Twitter!

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St. Patrick’s Day Charcuterie Board

Lyne Proulx
Creating a St. Patrick's Day charcuterie board is really easy and will add fun and Irish flavours to your celebrations.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Canadian, irish
Servings 8 servings
Calories 1024 kcal

Equipment

  • 4 Ramekins or Candy Cauldron Kettles available during Halloween at many Dollar stores or on Amazon
  • 1 Charcuterie Board
  • 1 4 leaf clover cutter
  • Toothpick
  • Cutting board and knife

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Round sliced Peppered Salami
  • 1 pound Sliced Corned Beef
  • 1 pound Round sliced Salami
  • 8 slices Irish Cheddar Cheese or Boars Head Irish Cheddar the US, cut in triangles
  • 1 cup Kerrygold Reserve Cheddar cut into small chunks (you an use any Cheddar Cheese Reserve or aged cheddar cheese)
  • 1 cup KerryGold Dubliner cut into small chunks
  • 1 cup KerryGold Blarney Castle Cheese cut into small chunks
  • 1 slice marble cheese cut in 1 – 4 leaf clover shape
  • 1 English cucumber sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 14 stalks Asparagus trimmed
  • 1 cup Snow peas
  • 1/2 cup Green Olives
  • 12 Pretzels regular or soft round balls
  • 10 Rye Crackers
  • 10 Wheat Crackers
  • 1/2 cup Spicy brown mustard or Spicy deli mustard
  • 1/2 cup Thousand Island Dressing
  • 1/2 cup sauerkraut
  • 1 Kiwi

Instructions
 

HOW TO MAKE A SALAMI ROSE

  • Fold each salami in half to make a half circle shape, then lay them in an overlapping line. The salami should overlap about a third over the next slice. The straight part of each salami should be in line with the straight part of the next one.
  • After the roll, flip the salami rose around to sit straight. Add 4 slices of salami folded in half on each side of the meat rose with the straight part facing the rose. Take 1 half folded salami slice and wrap one side of the rose, then repeat with the other 3. For a bigger rose, you can add another 4 more slices. The straight part should be at the bottom of the salami rosette.
  • Finally, arrange the salami petals to a looser fit. You can slightly pull on each piece of salami to make it look more like a rose. Add fresh sage around the salami rose to make it look like leaves and help secure the rose.

Marble Cheese 4 Leaf Clover

  • Take your 4 leaf clover cutter and press out the leaf clover with the Marble Cheese cheese slice. Set to the side.

How to assemble the charcuterie board

  • Add the ramekins for the sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing and the brown 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. and set to the side.
  • Take your corned beef and roll it and set to the side.
  • Place all of the cheese on the board.
  • Keep each individual type / flavour 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 and add the Kiwi as a garnish.

Notes

Kiwi Flower

View this video on how to cut the kiwi into a flower

TIPS

If you really want to secure the meat rose, you can push a toothpick straight at the bottom of the rose flower made from cured meat to hold it together. If you have the salami rose set tightly beside other meats, cheese, or fruits, it will hold together nicely.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 1024kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 55gFat: 81gSaturated Fat: 32gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 0.05gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 4330mgPotassium: 930mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1284IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 595mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Charcuterie Board, Irish charcuterie board, Leprecaun charcuterie board, St. Patrick’s Day Charcuterie Board, St. Patty’s charcuterie board
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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