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How To Make A Creative Christmas Charcuterie Board

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.

What is a Charcuterie Board?

I recently shared how to make individual Charcuterie Boards for an Outdoor Country Garden Dinner Party and shared this definition of Charcuterie Boards.

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.

How To Make A Creative Christmas Charcuterie Board for Holiday Parties, family gatherings, etc.

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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
  • Blueberries
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • White Cheddar Cheese
  • Goat Cheese
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Fresh Cranberries
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Star Ginger Bread Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Strawberries

There are so many options that you can include on your board.

How To Make A Creative Christmas Charcuterie Board shaped like a Christmas Tree for Holiday Parties, family gatherings, etc.

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.

Add fresh rosemary to Charcuterie Board in the shape of a Christmas Tree as a base.

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.

How To Make A Christmas Charcuterie Board Shaped Like a Christmas Tree

Once you are ready to serve, sprinkle it with additional pomegranate seeds for some added sparkle and shine.

How To Make A Christmas Charcuterie Board for holiday entertaining with family and friends

Other Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas

This Christmas Appetizer Idea can be adjusted with various other ingredients and various holiday shapes.

  • Candy Cane
  • Wreath
  • Snowman
  • Santa Clause (if you are adventurous)

Just let your imagination flow.

How To Make this tasty appetizer with meats, cheese, nuts and fruit.

Finished and Ready for Guests

To finish the Christmas Charcuterie Board, add crackers, toothpicks, cheese spreaders, other fruit, etc., for your individual party needs.

How To Make an appetizer Board Shaped Like a Christmas Tree

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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How To Make A Christmas Charcuterie Board Shaped Like a Christmas Tree

Susan

Sunday 13th of November 2022

Rachel, I love this beautiful charcuterie ! It was so fun linking up with you today. Every one was different and so many good ideas!

Rachel

Tuesday 15th of November 2022

Susan, I agree! It was so fun. Thanks for stopping by.

Kylie

Sunday 13th of November 2022

Oh wow! This looks delicious! I love the Christmas tree shape!

Rachel

Tuesday 15th of November 2022

Kylie, I'm so glad you like it.

stacy

Saturday 12th of November 2022

I want to make this one! Looks amazing!

Rachel

Sunday 13th of November 2022

Stacy, It's so easy and fun to make. so many options.

Jen

Friday 11th of November 2022

Your board is so pretty and creative, Rachel. And looks delish! Pinned!

Rachel

Saturday 12th of November 2022

Jen, I really appreciate this.

Elizabeth@pineconesandacorns

Friday 11th of November 2022

This is so cute! And delicious looking. I love the sweet and the savory touches.

Rachel

Friday 11th of November 2022

Thanks so much.