The Best St. Patrick’s Day Charcuterie Board Ideas

Make this St. Patrick's Day the luckiest day of your life with these gorgeous charcuterie boards!

When we think of St. Patrick’s Day, we think of shamrocks, leprechauns, and of course, a sea of green! When it comes to your March 17 celebrations, these St. Patrick’s Day charcuterie boards are definitely on theme, while going beyond the typical assortment of meats, cheeses and other finger foods you’d typically find on a classic charcuterie board. Pair some of these classic Irish recipes and a green beer alongside your board for a full spread of themed foods for the holiday.

How We Made Our St. Patrick’s Day Charcuterie Board

St Patricks Day BoardTMB Studio

When selecting foods for our board, the Taste of Home Test Kitchen pulled inspiration from classic St. Patrick’s Day symbols as well as traditional Irish foods. Tie-dyed cupcakes topped with “rainbows” line the top edge of the board, complete with a “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow full of Rolos and other gold-wrapped candies and chocolates. Shamrock-shaped cookies, rainbow lollipops and plenty of green candies round out the sweet selections.

The savory items on the board span deli corned beef slices, sauerkraut, rye bread, and green bell peppers and cheese cut into shamrocks—plus Thousand Island dressing for dipping. We even made shamrock shapes out of cucumbers and dill on crackers and cream cheese as the canvas.

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish culture through drinks, food, and a whole lot of partying. Try this St. Patrick’s Day party food. These snacks, treats, and—yes—drinks will keep the good luck flowing.

More St. Patrick’s Day Snack Boards That Are Pure Gold

These St. Patrick’s Day charcuterie boards by Meg Quinn of Ain’t Too Proud to Meg have everything you love about the holiday and more.

What sets this first St. Patrick’s Day charcuterie board apart is the green color scheme—since St. Patrick’s Day calls for a little luck and lots and lots of green foods. If you want to recreate it, some things you might include are snap peas, pickle spears, green grapes and broccoli. You may even include some seaweed sheets if you’re feeling adventurous.

If you want to go a more colorful route, these boards feature fruits, veggies and snacks of all shapes and colors, paying homage to the classic “pot of gold at the end of the rainbow” lore that inevitably follows St. Patrick’s Day. Include some red bell peppers, orange slices, yellow peppers, cucumbers, blueberries and purple grapes. Just don’t forget the gold-wrapped chocolate coins for the perfect touch!

Other Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Once you decide on a charcuterie board to make, check out our list of St. Patrick’s Day decoration ideas and our favorite St. Patrick’s Day drinks to round out your St. Patrick’s Day party!

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Melany Love
Melany has been writing food news for Taste of Home for four years. Her knowledge of current culinary trends comes from her extensive time spent on FoodTok and scouring Instagram for any unusual food, charcuterie design or coffee shop creation. Apart from freelancing, she has worked at bookstores like Barnes & Noble and Half Price Books and as a barista. She has always wanted a career in writing, and got her start at Taste of Home. When she’s not working, Melany is playing the latest video game, curled up with a book or spending time with her cats.
Lauren Pahmeier
Lauren has spent four years in digital and print publishing since earning her professional journalism degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. As an editor at Taste of Home, Lauren spends her days leading SEO-focused projects and collaborating with the Test Kitchen to develop new recipes. She also writes daily about her favorite recipes, building seasonal charcuterie boards and more. Lauren previously pitched, wrote and edited content about event planning, catering and travel, but discovered her passion for food journalism in particular while she served as the editor and co-founder of her school’s chapter of Spoon University. After exploring the restaurant scene in Minneapolis for almost eight years, Lauren moved to Milwaukee where she continues to try every seasonal latte and scoop of frozen custard she can. No matter where she goes, she loves to share her finds with her friends and family on Instagram. When she’s not writing or posting about food, she’s either making it at home or deliberating where to dine next.