Make a Christmas Tree Charcuterie board that no one can resist this holiday season! This easy to make Christmas Charcuterie Board is designed in a shape of a Christmas Tree. Join the Charcuterie craze and bring this easy appetizer to any holiday gatherings. Get ready for all the social media posts to be focused on your festive cheese board.
This Christmas Tree cheese board is a simple appetizer anyone can make. It’s always a huge hit at parties. Follow the step-by-step instructions to create a one-of-a kind festive board filled with your favorite ingredients.
How to make a Charcuterie Tree
Make this festive charcuterie board in minutes!
- Large rectangular platter – this can be a wood board, marble platter or a disposable charcuterie platter.
- Star cookie cutter – to cut the brie cheese into a star shape to top the Christmas tree as shown below.
What ingredients work best for a Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board?
A great charcuterie board includes a diverse variety of flavors from sweet to salty to savory to spicy. Many cheese boards include meats, crackers, fruits, nuts, and more surprises people love! The following ingredients would make this cheese board a show stopper:
This holiday charcuterie board would not be complete without an assortment of tasty cheeses. For the Charcuterie tree I only included square cut cheeses for easy snacking. Soft, semi-soft, and hard cheeses. are great options.
- Mild or Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Mozzarella balls
- Brie cheese (cut into a star shape using a star cookie cutter)
- Colby jack cheese
- White cheddar
- Pepper jack
- Blue Cheese
- Goat Cheese
What meats are included in a Christmas Charcuterie Board?
There are a variety of different meats you can include to make a great spread. My favorite meats include:
- Dried cured salami
- Cracked pepper dry salami
- Turkey and Ham (kids love this option!)
Tip: The secret to making them look pretty in a box is to roll the meat up and group together by using a toothpick to hold them secure. Keep refrigerated up until assembly and directly after to ensure freshness.
- Green grapes
- Berries such as raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, and blackberries.
- Dried fruit such as apricots, prunes, and raisins.
Add a variety of vegetables to add some healthy snack options for guests.
- Cherry tomatoes as ornaments
- Celery for the base of the tree
- Green olives
I usually always include nuts on my boards, but did not for this tree snack board. Here’s a wide selection of nuts that you could sprinkle around the tree. Make sure party guests don’t have any peanut allergies before serving.
- Deluxe Mixed Nuts
- Whole Cashews
- Macadamia Nut
How to make a Charcuterie Tree Board
Follow these step-by-step instructions
- Assemble rows and alternate ingredients as you make your Christmas Tree snack board.
- First, start with the brie cheese cut into a star shape with a cookie cutter. Place at the top of the tree on your board.
- Then, add washed fruit such as blueberries or strawberries. Fruit always looks great next to brie cheese.
- Next, add a row of meat.
- Add cheese for the next row while adding more snacks to make it look like a Christmas tree.
- Add grapes, meat, cheese and continue to pattern until you have enough room for the base of the tree.
- Place a bundle of pretzel sticks to the look like a tree trunk.
- For finishing touches, add sprigs of rosemary or fresh thyme throughout the board as shown.
- Serve at room temperature and enjoy!
- Place crackers, pita chips or jam in a small ramekin or small bowls near your appetizer for easy snacking. (I placed my crackers in a cute star bowl(.
- Keep a pairing knife or cheese knives close so guests can snack on the brie cheese star.
- Make sure you have shorter rows of food on the top of the tree to resemble a tree shape.
How to store Charcuterie leftovers
If you have any leftovers (which is highly doubtful) place them in an airtight container or plastic wrap to enjoy at a later time.
Remember, there are no set rules in making charcuterie boards. The fun lies in the creative process. No board looks the same and that is what makes it so enjoyable to make. I promise your friends and family will love receiving this delicious assortment of tasty treats.
Looking for more charcuterie board ideas?
Check out these fun themed boards for year round fun:
- Kid-Friendly Grazing Board – Kids love to snack on this charcuterie board filled with healthy snacks.
- Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board – Filled with sweet treats to spoil your loved ones.
- Hocus Pocus Charcuterie Board – Put a spell on your party guests as they are wowed by this Hocus Pocus-inspired charcuterie board.
- Holiday Frosting Board – Frosting boards are now trending! Make an epic Christmas Tree Dessert Board!
- DIY Charcuterie Boxes – Great for snacking and giving as gifts!
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