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.
Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board
We are going to show you how to turn fresh or dried fruit, cheese, meat and more into the perfect charcuterie for Christmas. 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.
Everyone enjoys a charcuterie board and it is even more fun in a Christmas tree shape. It looks really fancy and impressive but it is so easy to make.
I think you are going to have a blast making this fun recipe. It is so versatile and delicious too.
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.
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese, cubed
- Colby Jack Cheese, cubed
- Havarti Cheese, Cubed
- Slices Provolone
- Peppered Salami
- Large Pepperoni Slices
- Strawberries, diced
- Green Olives, drained
- Pretzel Sticks, Utilize the sticks to create the tree base.
- Rosemary Sprigs
How to make Christmas tree charcuterie board:
- Prepare the cheese into stars. Use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut stars out of the sliced provolone cheese.
- Fold the salami. Then prep the salami and large pepperoni by folding them in half and then folding them in half again.
- 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.
- Form the rows on the tree. Then start the tree with a row of the diced cheese (we started with the cheddar cheese). Then continue up the tree layering the ingredients and make each layer slightly less wider than the last to make a tree shape.
- Garnish with the cheese stars. 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 sprigs of rosemary.
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
- 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
- Fresh Mozzarella balls, mini
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
- Green grapes, seedless
- Red grapes, seedless
Everyone loves fruit and these all make great choices.
- Try different shapes. You can easily turn these ingredients into other fun shapes. Try making a Christmas wreath instead of a tree.
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 snack ideas to include:
- 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.
Print this recipe for Christmas tree charcuterie board:
Christmas Charcuterie Board
- 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
- 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.
- Then start the tree with a row of the diced cheese (we started with the cheddar cheese). Then continue up the tree layering the ingredients and make each layer slightly less wider than the last to make a tree shape.
- 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!
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