As you and your loved ones gather around your Santa Charcuterie Board, take a moment to enjoy the magical atmosphere it creates at your holiday party. It’s one of the most fun Charcuterie Board Ideas you’ll make.
This holiday season is a time to appreciate love, connection and shared moments with friends and family.
Your charcuterie board will not only satisfy the palate but will also be a symbol of togetherness, reminding us that the true essence of Christmas is in the connections we make and the memories we cherish.
Isn’t this the cutest holiday snack board? The cheese looks just like jolly St. Nick – and this meat is his red hat!
If you enjoy being creative with your food, then you’ll have a blast making this Santa meat and cheese board! Follow my directions or just go with your own vision.
It’s definitely going to be a crowd-pleaser
How To Make A Christmas Snack Board
Creating a Christmas snack board can be a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday season. There are no strict rules for assembling an appetizer board, but here are some guidelines and ideas to help you create a visually appealing and delicious Christmas appetizer board:
- Use Christmas colors – red, green and white.
- Choose a variety of cheeses, including soft and hard cheeses.
- Choose a variety of cured meats, such as prosciutto, salami, chorizo.
- Add a variety of accessories to your holiday table, such as crackers, bread, and breadsticks.
- Include seasonal foods such as cowboy candy in syrup or honey for dipping.
- Nuts, olives, dried fruits add texture and flavor.
- Use a large wooden board or platter to give the dish a rustic look, or choose a serving dish with a Christmas theme.
- Group items together to create a visually pleasing composition.
- Leave some space to avoid overcrowding.
- Encourage guests to try and enjoy different flavors and combinations.
- Tell a little about the origin or uniqueness of certain foods if you have interesting information.
Remember, the goal of an appetizer board is to create a beautiful and delicious assortment for your guests to enjoy. Feel free to be creative and fun when decorating your Christmas appetizer board, while sticking to the general guidelines.
Introducing the Santa Christmas Charcuterie. More than just a culinary creation, it is a delightful expression of holiday joy and creativity. It is an opportunity to convey warmth and happiness through the magic of food and art.
Santa Brie Cheese Steps
How do you make Santa Claus out of brie cheese? Follow these easy steps! I even included photos that you can follow.
- Arrange the brie cheese on a flat surface. Slice the thin white top section into about 1/3 of the circumference.
- Cut out small triangles to make Santa Claus whiskers.
- You can use a wooden board or tray for the background. We took a tray and covered it with a napkin. Arrange the brie cheese. Add halves of olive circles – eyes and bell peppers – Santa’s mouth.
- From a strip of brie cheese, cut a strip of brie to make a hat brim. Cut the remaining brie randomly.
- Add Salami to make his hat.
- Place a snowflake-shaped cheese slice to the end of his hat.
The Santa Brie cheese is the star of the show, so once you get this part finished, the rest is a breeze.
What To Add To Charcuterie Boards
From here, you can add your favorite things to the board
Fill up the empty spots with things like dried fruit, crackers, more cheese (different types and in different shapes) and mixed nuts.
Don’t forget the garnish! Add fresh parsley into every space that you can. It looks a lot like evergreen or ivy that you see this time of year.
More Charcuterie Board Ideas
If you had fun making a Santa charcuterie board, here are some more creative ways to make a charcuterie board. They fit in with almost any party you attend or host.
- Margarita Charcuterie Board: Bring a little Mexican flair to your fiesta! This board is filled with everything you need in order to make margaritas – and the snacks that taste good with them.
- Luau Charcuterie Board: Transport yourself to a tropical paradise with our vibrant Luau Charcuterie Board, showcasing a delightful mix of sweet and savory island-inspired flavors.
- Mexican Charcuterie Board: Spice up your taste buds with the bold and vibrant flavors of our Mexican Charcuterie Board, complete with zesty salsa, crispy tortilla chips, and mouthwatering guacamole options.
- Irish Charcuterie Board: Celebrate the richness of Irish cuisine with our authentic Irish Charcuterie Board, featuring savory slices of traditional corned beef, Irish cheddar, spicy brown mustard, and a dollop of tangy mustard.
- Game Day Charcuterie Board: Score big with our Game Day Charcuterie Board, perfect for football fans and sports enthusiasts alike. This winning spread includes an array of crowd-pleasing favorites that surround a football cheese ball in the center of the board.
If you have a party with a theme, there is a way to make a charcuterie board to match it!
Now you’re ready to make this festive holiday charcuterie board! All you have to do is follow the steps in the recipe card below.
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- Christmas Deviled Eggs
- Simple Christmas Charcuterie Tree
- Festive Christmas Charcuterie Board
- 10 Festive Christmas Cranberry Cocktails
Santa Charcuterie Board
- Serving Tray
- Serving Bowls
- 12 ounces Salami thinly sliced
- 2 ounces White Cheese
- 1/2 cup Mini Mozarella
- 1 round Package Brie Cheese
- 1/3 cup Cowboy Candy In Syrup
- 2/3 cup Walnuts
- 1 cup Saltine Crackers
- 1/3 cup Apricots
- 1 slice Bell Pepper
- 2 Olives
- First, with a cookie cutter, form a snowflake out of a slice of white cheese. You can cut out a star or just a small sized circle. Cut the rest of the white cheese into small cubes.
- Arrange the brie cheese on a flat surface. Slice the thin white top section into about 1/3 of the circumference. Cut out small triangles to make Santa Claus whiskers.
- You can use a wooden board or tray for the background. We took a tray and covered it with a napkin. Arrange the brie cheese. Add halves of olive circles – eyes and bell peppers – Santa’s mouth. From a strip of brie cheese, cut a strip of brie to make a hat brim. Cut the remaining brie randomly.
- Cut the salami into half circles. Arrange the salami in fancy swirls so that the slices rest on top of each other.
- Lay out salami in the shape of a hat. Arrange the snowflake pompon.
- In two corners of the tray, place crackers in a red paper muffin mold. In other corners, place small glass rosettes with cowboy candy and apricots.
- Arrange mozzarella balls, cheeses, nuts, herbs and berries.