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Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board is a festive cheese board perfect for a holiday party. It is so easy to make this assortment of snacks for the best Christmas charcuterie.

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We are going to show you how to turn fresh or dried fruit, cheese, meat and more into the perfect charcuterie for Christmas. Just like our Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread and Christmas Tree Coffee Cake, we love Christmas tree shaped ideas for the Holidays. They are easy enough for busy moms and the ideas are endless with Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas.

Using just a simple wooden cutting board, it is simple to transform these ingredients into a gorgeous Christmas tree.

This is impressive enough for parties but easy enough to just surprise your family with. Either way, it is sure to be a hit for a fabulous appetizer or snack.

Why we love this easy Christmas Tree Charcuterie:

  • It is easy to customize. Each row is super easy to customize based on what you have on hand and foods you prefer.
  • This is a healthy recipe. If you are looking for something lighter to serve during the holidays, this is the one to try.
  • The recipe is effortless. This can be made in a matter of minutes for a party or gathering.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Christmas tree charcuterie board - assorted fruit and vegetables.
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese, cubed
  • Colby Jack Cheese, cubed
  • Havarti Cheese, Cubed
  • Slices Provolone
  • Peppered Salami
  • Large Pepperoni Slices
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries, diced

You can find the complete ingredient list at the bottom in the recipe card.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Berries. Other ideas include cranberries and apricots. You can even use pomegranate seeds.
  • Vegetables. Feel free to use cherry tomatoes, cucumber or anything you like instead of the fruit.
  • Cubed Cheese. Substitute your favorite type of cubed cheese.
  • Try different shapes. You can easily turn these ingredients into other fun shapes. Try making a Christmas wreath instead of a tree.

How to make Christmas tree charcuterie board:

Cheese on cutting board with star shapes.

Step 1. Prepare the cheese into stars. Use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut stars out of the sliced provolone cheese or use a knife to carefully cut starts out of the slices of cheese.

Pretzels arranged to form a tree base.

Step 2. Make the base of the tree. Get a large serving board. Place the pretzel sticks at the bottom of the board to look like a tree trunk. Then prep the salami and large pepperoni by folding them in half and then folding them in half again.

Layers of cheese and meat on board.

Step 3. Form the rows on the tree. Start the tree with a row of the diced cheese (we started with the cheddar cheese). The continue up the tree layering blackberries, pepperoni, and another flavor of tree, making sure every layer is lightly less wider as you go up.

Layers of cheese and meat to form a tree.

Step 4. Finish the Layers. Continue up the tree layering the final four ingredients, green olives, salami, a third cheese, and strawberries.

Star cheese shapes on tree.

Step 5. Garnish with the cheese stars. We put one on top of the tree to look like a tree topper.

Sprigs of rosemary on tree.

Step 6. Add the sprigs of rosemary and serve.

Serve immediately and enjoy! You can print recipe below for full instructions and shopping list.

You can easily make this adorable charcuterie board with the meat, cheese, fruit and even veggies of your choice. We love using Christmas colors to keep the board festive.

Charcuterie Meat options

  • Salami
  • Pepperoni
  • Prosciutto. This is an easy substitution for salami and pepperoni. Just tear it into pieces so it will fit in the rows.

The beauty of this board is you can use the one you prefer or combine several different types. It is very versatile to adapt.

Charcuterie Cheese options

  • Cheddar Cheese, cubed
  • Colby Jack, cubed
  • Havarti, cubed
  • Provolone
  • Fresh Mozzarella balls, mini
  • Gouda

It is very easy to use any type of cheese that you prefer. Most of it will need to be cubed to fit nicely on the boards. The fresh mozzarella is already shaped into balls so it is perfect.

The provolone slices make the cutest stars to garnish the board with.

Charcuterie board fruit options

  • Strawberries.
  • Green grapes, seedless
  • Red grapes, seedless
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries

Everyone loves fruit and these all make great choices.

What to serve with Christmas Tree cheese board?

Christmas Crunch. The sweet and salty combination is delicious.

Christmas chocolate covered oreos – This no bake treat is sure to impress and looks so pretty.

Reindeer Pretzels– You can easily make pretzels with rolos for a fun Reindeer treat.

Little Debbie Christmas Tree Dip– Everyone will go crazy over this rich and creamy dip made with Little Debbie Christmas Trees.

Pair them with the Christmas Charcuterie Board for a great spread. Each of these recipes take very little time to make for an effortless menu everyone will enjoy.


Christmas tree charcuterie board ready to enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How To Store?

Cover the board in plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 4 days. I recommend removing the pretzels and any crackers before storing.
This will prevent them from getting soggy. Just place them inside a ziplock bag and arrange when ready to enjoy.

If you are preparing this for an event or party, you can easily assemble a portion of this in advance to save time. Once the party is here, simply add the crackers or pretzels to the board.

This will prevent the dry ingredients from getting soggy from the juices of the fruit and vegetable assortment.

How Long Can A Charcuterie Board Be Safely Left Out Of The Fridge?

It can be left out of the fridge about 2 hours in a normal environment. It should be refrigerated in less time if it is warm.

I would recommend placing the board into the fridge after 1 ½ hours if you live in a warm climate or your house is warmer than most.

More charcuterie board ideas

Try this holiday charcuterie board for your next party. Once you try it, please come back and leave a star recipe rating!

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Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

5 from 12 votes
Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board is a festive cheese board perfect for a holiday party. It is so easy to make this assortment of snacks for the best Christmas charcuterie.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer
Calories 343

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese cubed
  • 6 oz Colby Jack Cheese cubed
  • 6 oz Havarti Cheese Cubed
  • 4 Slices Provolone
  • 4 oz Peppered Salami
  • 4 oz Large Pepperoni Slices
  • 6 oz Blackberries
  • 6 oz Strawberries diced
  • 12 oz Green Olives drained
  • 10-12 Pretzel Sticks
  • 4 Rosemary Sprigs

Instructions

  • Use a small star cookie cutter to cut stars out of the sliced provolone cheese.
  • Then prep the salami and large pepperoni by folding them in half and then folding them in half again.
  • Get a large serving board. Place the pretzel sticks at the bottom of the board to look like a tree trunk.
  • Next, start the tree with a row of the diced cheese (we started with the cheddar cheese). The continue up the tree layering blackberries, pepperoni, and another flavor of tree, making sure every layer is lightly less wider as you go up.
  • Then continue up the tree layering the final four ingredients, green olives, salami, a third cheese, and strawberries.
  • Then garnish the board with the cheese shaped stars (we put one on top of the tree to look like a tree topper) and the rosemary sprigs.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can easily make this adorable charcuterie board with the meat, cheese, fruit and even veggies of your choice. We love using Christmas colors to keep the board festive.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 343kcal, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 17g, Fat 28g, Saturated Fat 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 66mg, Sodium 1173mg, Potassium 170mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 642IU, Vitamin C 11mg, Calcium 389mg, Iron 1mg

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