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This simple yet stunning Christmas charcuterie board is sure to steal the show at holiday parties! It has a little something for everyone.

Be sure to check out our Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board and Christmas Tree Veggie Platter as well.

Christmas charcuterie board shaped into a wreath.

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There’s nothing better than gathering with friends and family to celebrate Christmas day (or Christmas Eve). We love to have some simple but delicious recipes for the occasion, especially appetizers.

That’s why we love a fun charcuterie board, more specifically a Christmas Charcuterie board.

Why we love it:

  • Customizable. It can be tailored to your liking with your favorites.
  • Quick + easy. Just add your favorite meats, cheese, fruits and veggies. Then decorate with fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, and sage.
  • Simply stunning. With a variety of colors and flavors, what’s not to love?!

Fun Fact: Charcuterie boards get their name from the French and are traditionally served with meats and cheeses.

Ingredients for a Christmas Charcuterie Board.

Ingredients

  • crackers
  • olives – black olives or Kalamata olives.
  • cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes
  • dips – Try our Homemade Ranch, Dill Vegetable Dip, or Cream Cheese Fruit Dip.
  • kiwi – I used both fuzzy kiwi (green flesh) and golden kiwi (yellow flesh) or try red kiwi (red-ringed flesh).
  • cheese – mozzarella balls, cheddar cheese, and Colby Jack cheese cubes. You can also use another favorite like Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack Swiss, or gouda cheese. You can also use mini cookie cutters to make Christmas shapes.
  • meats – pepperoni slices, salami, prosciutto or your favorite deli meat
  • green grapes – or red grapes
  • berries – raspberries, strawberries, try adding blackberries and blueberries
  • greenery – sage leaves, rosemary, and thyme
  • other – Easily add nuts (peanuts, cashews, walnuts, almonds) and veggies (carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, peppers), jelly.

How To Make A Christmas Charcuterie Board

  1. BOARD. We used a large wooden pizza peel, but you can use any cutting board, baking tray, wooden board (in round, snowman, or a tree shape).
  2. PREP. Gather all of the ingredients that you plan to use. Separate colors that are alike for the best visual appeal.
  3. ARRANGE your items on the board in a large circle forming a wreath. Assemble them fairly close to the edges of the board so you can fill in and have enough room to add all of the ingredients you’d like.
  4. GARNISH. Once you have assembled your main circle for the wreath tuck in fresh rosemary sprigs, sage leaves, and thyme.

Serving Tip!

  • Bigger for More! Make a wreath large enough to serve the number of guests you are expecting without having to replenish your board too often throughout your event. 
  • Small bowls. Use these to add any of the ingredients or dips to.
  • Utensils. Also be sure to include small cheese knives and tongs for serving.

Storing Info

Make ahead of time. This Christmas charcuterie wreath board is easily made ahead of time and stored as well.

  • Prepare ahead of time with perishable items refrigerated (covered with plastic wrap) until you are ready for assembly.

STORE any leftover items separately with perishable items kept in the fridge. 

Bow on top of Christmas charcuterie board shaped as a wreath.

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Christmas Charcuterie Board Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
This simple yet stunning Christmas charcuterie board is sure to steal the show at holiday parties! It has a little something for everyone.
Servings: 12 people
Prep: 25 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Equipment

  • Decide your base board. I used a large pizza peel. You can tie a wired ribbon around the handle.
  • toothpicks or serving prongs

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups your favorite crackers on a plate to the side
  • 1 cup olives in a bowl to the side
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes on the side
  • 1 cup dip, (we use jalapeno artichoke dip)
  • 1 cup fuzzy kiwi , sliced thin
  • 1 cup Colby Jack cheese cubes
  • 1 cup pepperoni slices
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese cubes
  • 1 cup Spec Italiano ham, rolled (or your favorite deli meat)
  • 1 cup mozzarella balls, removed from the container of water and dried lightly with a paper towel
  • 1 cup golden kiwi sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • sage leaves, rosemary and thyme
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Instructions 

  • Think about the colors of the items you have selected and plan to place in a circle with the colors varying.
  • Build your "wreath" by placing groups of your ingredients around in a circle.
  • Once you have built your main circle begin tucking in sage leaves, rosemary, and thyme.

Video

Notes

Make ahead of time. This Christmas charcuterie wreath board is easily made ahead of time and stored as well.
  • Prepare ahead of time with perishable items refrigerated (covered with plastic wrap) until you are ready for assembly.
STORE any leftover items separately with perishable items kept in the fridge. 

Nutrition

Calories: 380kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 59mg, Sodium: 1151mg, Potassium: 316mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 475IU, Vitamin C: 35mg, Calcium: 292mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
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About Kristyn

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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6 Comments

  1. Kristina says:

    5 stars
    By jaw literally dropped when I saw how pretty your board is. The center of the wreath is perfect to add a bowl of dip of a cheese ball.

  2. Natasha says:

    5 stars
    Tried this board and it turned out beautiful and delicious! This is a great idea for Christmas this year.

  3. Liv says:

    5 stars
    This charcuterie board is so wonderful! I made it for a holiday gathering and it was a huge hit!

  4. Jamie says:

    5 stars
    Such a beautiful board! This was the hit at our Christmas party!

  5. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    I love this adorable Christmas wreath made of food and beauty. So pretty and tasty!

  6. Joy says:

    5 stars
    Ok, this is the most festive & pretty charcuterie board I’ve ever seen!! My family loves everything on this board, so it will be a hit this weekend!!