With the Christmas Holiday Season fast approaching, you will love how easy it is to make these Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas that are sure to impress your guests. Great for large or small Christmas parties and family gatherings.
I’m so excited to join Wendy at WM Design House for a Holiday Charcuterie Board Blog Hop. You are sure to see so many exciting and creative entertaining ideas. If you are joining me from Juliette at Make Mine A Spritzer, I know you loved her individual Charcuterie Board ideas.
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What is a Charcuterie Board?
The Charcuterie Board definition according to Wikipedia is “an appetizer typically served on a wooden board or stone slab that features a selection of preserved foods, especially cured meats or pâtés, as well as cheeses and crackers or bread.”
It’s a great way to provide a variety of foods for entertaining in a decorative manner.
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What Do You Include on A Christmas Charcuterie Board?
For a Christmas Charcuterie Board, you can vary the ingredients to meet your needs.
Today I’m sharing a combination of meats, cheese, fruit, and sweets.
- Hard Salami
- Mini Pickles
- Belgium Truffles
- Cheddar Cheese
- White Cheddar Cheese
- Goat Cheese
- Dried Cranberries
- Fresh Cranberries
- Mixed Nuts
- Pomegranate Seeds
- Star Ginger Bread Cookies
There are so many options that you can include on your board.
How To Make A Christmas Tree Shaped Appetizer
I have made several Charcuterie Boards, including this one with Salami Roses; however, since the holidays are upon us, I decided to share a Charcuterie Board shaped like a Christmas Tree. It’s easy to make and looks too good to eat.
Creative Christmas Entertaining Ideas – Herbs
First, I gathered sprigs of Rosemary to form a base for the meats, cheeses, fruits, and sweets!
This Christmas Charcuterie Board idea is achieved by stripping the excess foliage from each sprig so the rosemary will lay flat on the board.
How To Add Ingredients
Fold the salami twice and press to begin the base of the tree. Lay the first row at the bottom of the tree shape with the round side down, and then add a second row with the rounded side upward.
Then add a row of truffles and sprinkle the salami with mini pickles.
Next, add a row of White Cheddar Cheese cubes and some dried cranberries for some added color. The tree trunk is made from a slice of goat cheese which is placed at the bottom of the tree.
Blueberries, cheddar cheese cubes, mixed nuts, and pomegranate seeds fill in the top of the Christmas Tree. Be sure to mingle the items to avoid any gaps in the tree.
The ingredients can be added in any order that appeals to you.
Finally, add a star to the top of your tree. This could be made with cheese, but I found these cute gingerbread cookies with white icing, which are the perfect topper.
In addition, another creative Christmas Charcuterie Board Idea is to add fresh cranberries to the edges of the tree. They appear to be Christmas Balls on the tree.
Once you are ready to serve, sprinkle it with additional pomegranate seeds for some added sparkle and shine.
Other Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas
This Christmas Appetizer Idea can be adjusted with various other ingredients and various holiday shapes.
- Candy Cane
- Santa Clause (if you are adventurous)
Just let your imagination flow.
Finished and Ready for Guests
To finish the Christmas Charcuterie Board, add crackers, toothpicks, cheese spreaders, other fruit, etc., for your individual party needs.
I hope you enjoyed this Christmas Tree Shaped Charcuterie Board idea but don’t leave because next is Susan at Hen and Horse Design with her creative Christmas Charcuterie Board idea.
Be sure to click on each image below to see more inspiration.
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