You don’t need any culinary experience to make this easy Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board. All you need is a cutting board and some delicious fresh ingredients. Along with this appetizer board, I have Creative Christmas Ideas to bring joy and cheer this holiday season!
Easy Christmas Charcuterie Board
I love setting out charcuterie boards at my parties. They are always a huge hit! They are both decorative and delicious at the same time.
I’ve seen some elaborate (and expensive) charcuterie boards out there. As impressed as I am with their skills, I didn’t have the time to do anything at that level. I created this Christmas tree charcuterie board to show you that anyone can make an impressive snack tray – even without training or tons of food.
All the exact ingredients and instructions are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, I have some information about what I used, along with any substitutions you can make. I’ll also share some step-by-step pictures of the process too!
- Genoa Salami: Use your favorite type of sausage or deli meat, I chose Genoa salami. You can also use pepperoni, prosciutto, capocollo, or sppressa.
- Crackers: Be as fancy as you want with the crackers. There are so many different types of crackers out there and it’s fun to set out a bunch of different kinds.
- Green Grapes: Since we are making a Christmas tree charcuterie board, use a green-colored fruit. I love how grapes taste with meat and cheese, so I used green grapes. You can also use kiwi, but it won’t stay fresh as long as grapes will when you set it out.
- Mozzarella Cheese Cubes: Cheese is a staple on charcuterie boards. The color of the cheese doesn’t matter, but I found that white cheese looks better on the board, so use your favorite white-colored cheese. Instead of mozzarella, try some asiago, swiss, or monterey jack. Gorgonzola has bits of blue in it that will look festive!
- Rosemary: Fresh rosemary looks just like the branches of an evergreen tree. Since you aren’t going to eat the rosemary, you can use any type of fresh herb as a replacement. Try fresh sage instead, or some sprigs of lavender.
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How To Create A Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board
Here’s how I made this super-easy snack board! It’s so easy that anyone can do it.
Cube The Cheese
The very first step is to prep all the ingredients. I like to start with the cheese. Cut it up into cubes so they are uniform in shape.
Cut Out The Star
Use a cookie cutter to make an edible star out of deli meat. Either salami or pepperoni will work as this tree topper.
Arrange The Ingredients
Most people arrange and display a charcuterie board on a wood cutting board. You don’t have to use a wood cutting board – any flat serving tray will work.
To make it look like a Christmas tree, I suggest using some sort of really flat board. Then, place the star on top, followed by each ingredient. Separate the different types of food with springs of rosemary.
That’s it! Be as creative or as simple as you want to. You can see that my board is really simple and yet it works wonderfully. Other things you can add if you want include:
- Dried Fruit
- Other types of meat or cheese
Just remember that if you add other ingredients, keep the colors as uniform as possible. Try to avoid overcrowding the board or else it won’t look like a Christmas tree.
Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board
- Wood Cutting Board
- Star Cookie Cutter
- 5 slices Salami
- 5 Crackers
- 10 Green Grapes
- 10 cubes Mozzarella Cheese
- 5 sprigs Rosemary
- Use a star cookie cutter to cut out the star from the salami.
- Place crackers at the bottom then rosemary. Add salami folded across the board.
- Add rosemary and then some grapes above the rosemary.
- Add rosemary then cheese cubes and more rosemary. Add grapes.
- Add rosemary and a star. Serve with wine.
More Christmas Ideas
Here are some more of my favorite Creative Christmas Ideas. I hope you find something new to try!