This festive and tasty Christmas Charcuterie Board will be the star of your holiday party appetizer table. You’ll want to make it a regular part of holiday parties, along with these great Creative Christmas Ideas!
From the bold red and bright green colors sprinkled throughout to the tree cutout in the middle of the board, this is a wonderful board to share at your next holiday party. It’s literally packed to the edges with appetizing cured meats, cheese, nuts, and fruit.
Whether this is your first time making a charcuterie board or you’ve made quite a few of them before, you’ll enjoy how easy this one is and how quickly it comes together.
How To Customize A Charcuterie Board
I filled up the recipe card with all of the cured meats, vegetables, spreads, and cheeses that I used in my Christmas charcuterie board. You can either follow my recipe exactly as I wrote it, or customize it.
Browse the imported cheese section at the grocery store. Buy as many different types of meats and cheese as you want. Pick out some exotic types of cheese with names you can’t pronounce. It’s so much fun to explore meats and cheese from all around the world.
How To Make A Christmas Charcuterie Board
Every single step for the charcuterie board are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
I like to start from the middle and build outward. For the Christmas charcuterie board, place the Christmas tree brie in middle and then add the meats around it.
I also used ramekins and bowls of jams and spreads as anchoring points. Place them on the edges and corners and then hug fruits and meats around them.
It’s also a really good idea fill up every spot of white space with more food. Start out with the largest pieces of food and then use smaller foods – like the raisins and blackberries – to fill in and cover the white spaces in between.
It’s also important to add movement to the board. Fold the meats in different shapes to add textures and design to the board.
Charcuterie Board Supplies
You don’t need a whole lot of different supplies to make a stunning and attention-grabbing charcuterie board. These are the most important kitchen tools you’ll need to make and serve your charcuterie board.
How To Make A Charcuterie Board Ahead of Time
It’s easy to make a charcuterie board ahead of time, as long as you have the space in the refrigerator. Arrange the entire tray, cover it tightly with plastic food storage wrap, and then keep it in the refrigerator for up to three days.
If you don’t have space in the fridge for the entire tray, I suggest doing all the food prep and storing the meat, fruit, and cheese, in separate bags or small containers. Then, on the day of the party, just arrange everything on the tray and serve it!
Christmas Appetizer Ideas:
Try some of these tasty bites for your holiday gathering! It’s always a good idea to have a selection of foods to serve with your Christmas tree charcuterie board…here are some favorites!
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Best Types of Meat and Cheese for Charcuterie Boards
There really isn’t a best or worst type of meat or cheese for the charcuterie board. Just make sure to use cured meat, it will last longer at the party.
Harder cheeses are easier to pick up and hold and make better finger foods.
Christmas Charcuterie Board
- 1 Serving Tray
- 8 ounces Salami rolled up, about 8-10 pieces
- 8 ounces Pepperoni rolled ( 15-16 pieces )
- 8 ounces Proscuitto rolled ( 5-6 pieces )
- 8 ounces Dry Coppa rolled (5-6pieces)
- 8 ounces Soppressata rolled ( 5-6 pieces )
- 4 Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella
- 4 Soppressata-Wrapped Mozzarella
- 4 Pepperoni-wrapped Mozzarella
- 1 Salami Rosette
- 8 ounces Brie small round
- 3 ounces Brie triangle
- 6-8 Cheddar Cheese slices, squared
- 6-8 Colby Jack Cheese slices, squared
- 1 Blue Cheese wedge
- 1 cup Large Fresh Mozzarella Pearls
- 4-6 Mini Babybell semi soft cheese
- 4 ounces Wild Blueberry Chevre Goat Cheese Log
- 7-8 Strawberries
- 1/2 cup Green Grapes
- 1/2 cup Red Grapes
- 1/4 cup Pomegranate Seeds
- 1/2 cup Blueberries
- 1/2 cup Blackberries
- 1/4 cup Cranberries
- 1/4 cup Baby Tomatoes
- 1/2 cup Green Olives
- 1/2 cup Kalmata Olives
- 1/2 cup Black Olives
- 1/4 cup Red Pepper Jelly
- Churro coated almonds
- Yogurt coated raisins
- Chocolate coated blueberries
- Cinnamon sticks
- Fresh Rosemary sprigs
- Fresh Dill Sprigs
Make the Salami Rose
- Take your rst slice of salami and place half of it in the glass with the remaining folded over the rim of the glass.
- Take your second piece of salami and place it halfway over the rst layer, half of it in the glass with the remaining folded over the rim of the glass.
- Take your third piece of salami and place it halfway over the second layer, half of it in the glass with the remaining folded over the rim of the glass.
- Keep going around the glass until you’ve used all 9 pieces of salami.
- Take your glass and turn it upside down and lightly press the salami pieces on top of the board upside down.
- Remove the salami from the shot glass, and set the rose to the side.
Christmas Tree Brie
- Use a Christmas Tree cookie cutter and cut out the tree shape. Press the cookie cutter only 1⁄4 of the way down.
- Use a knife to cut out the shape following the cookie cutter lines. Set to the side.
- Place the Christmas tree brie cheese on the board.
- Add the ramekin for the jam on the board.
- Now add the blue cheese wedge, brie wedge, salami rosette, and blueberry goat cheese on the board. Surround half of the brie wheel with rolled prosciutto, and rolled dry coppa.
- Take your salami and fold it in half and then fold it again into quarters.
- Stack the salami together in a line, and use a toothpick to hold the salami together.
- Place the salami on the board.
- Take your pepperoni and fold it in half and then fold it again into quarters.
- Stack the pepperoni together in a line, and use a toothpick to hold the pepperoni together.
- Place the pepperoni on the board. Add the remaining meats, prosciutto wrapped mozzarella and soppressata wrapped mozzarella, DryCoppa, and Soppressata, on the board.
- Now place the slices of cheese, fresh mozzarella pearls, and baby bell cheese rounds on the board.
- Place the fruits, olives, and tomatoes on the board in various locations.
- Make sure to fill in the center holes on the board with your fruits and veggies.
- Take your extra items “ garnishes “ and fill in the holes.
- Add your pomegranate pearls to your brie cheese round.
- Serve and enjoy.
More Christmas Ideas
Here are some more of my favorite Christmas recipes and party ideas. I hope you find something new to try!