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Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board

This festive Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board will add a little bit of elegance to the holidays. It is so easy to make and is the perfect holiday appetizer.

christmas wreath charcuterie board on table

Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board

If you can arrange food on a platter, you can make this Christmas Charcuterie Board. And yes, it’s almost too pretty to eat!

Make this ahead of time to serve up to party guests at your next holiday gathering. I am sure it’ll be a huge hit!

christmas wreath charcuterie board on table

What You Need To Make A Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board

  • Fresh greenery (like eucalyptus sprigs)
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 8 ounces pepper jack cheese, cubed
  • 8 ounces colby cheese, cubed
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 cup black olives, cured and pitted
  • 1 cup green olives, cured and pitted
  • 8 ounces pepperoni (sliced)
  • 8 ounces salami (sliced)
  • 1 ½ cups of green and/or purple seedless grapes

How to Make A Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board

Use a large platter or wooden cutting board as the base (round is best). I used a large wooden pizza serving board.

Start carefully placing each of your ingredients on the board.  Make sure as you are adding, plan them out using a mix of colors!

Start by placing the cheeses (mozzarella balls, cheddar, pepper jack and colby) in each of the four corners of the wreath to spread out the colors/like ingredients.

Then add your black and green olives.

Next, place your tomatoes and grapes.  (be aware that that the round ingredients tend to roll, so just be careful as you place them)

Lastly, add your meats. This is important because you want to fold your meats in half, and then again to make almost a rosette. Placing them between other items on the board will allow them to stand up tall and look festive. You can also make a roll rosette by using the edge of a champagne glass, layering the sliced meat around the edge until you make a rose!

Once you get all the ingredients placed make sure that you have a circle shape by cupping in the edges carefully to round them out. Then use sprigs of your fresh greenery to decorate the wreath. Just tuck pieces round the edge and into the inner circle to create the greenery part of the wreath!

Serve with crackers, pretzels or bread chips!

christmas wreath charcuterie board on table

Helpful Tips:

  • Know that you can place and choose ingredients to your liking! This takes a little bit of finessing but once you start, it’s pretty easy to fill in and create a decorative board!
  • Wrap the wreath well in plastic and store it in the fridge until ready to serve.
christmas wreath charcuterie board on table

Other FAQ suggestions:

I don’t care for salami – what else would work? 

You could substitute pepperoni, or even just tear up pieces of prosciutto to add to the wreath. 

I think I’d like more variety of cheeses – any recommendations? 

Yes, havarti, swiss, monterey jack, and gouda are all good choices.  Stay away from anything too crumbly as it will be hard to serve these in the wreath.

I can’t find cherry tomatoes – can I just substitute pieces of large tomatoes?

Those tend to get a little messy.  If you can find grape tomatoes, those could be cut in half.  Otherwise, you could use slices of red bell peppers, or even baby carrots to get a little more color into your wreath. 

How long can I safely leave the charcuterie board out of the fridge? 

It really depends on the temperature of the environment you are serving it in.  It should not be left out any more than 2 hours at the most.

Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board

Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board

Yield: 1 Wreath Feeds 8-10
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Assembly Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This festive Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board will add a little bit of elegance to the holidays. It is so easy to make and is the perfect holiday appetizer.

Ingredients

  • Fresh greenery (like eucalyptus sprigs)
  • Cheddar cheese, cubed
  • Pepper jack cheese, cubed
  • Colby cheese, cubed
  • Fresh mozzarella balls
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Black olives, cured and pitted
  • Green olives, cured and pitted
  • Salami
  • Green and/or Purple seedless grapes

Instructions

  1. Use a large platter or wooden cutting board as the base (round is best). I used a large wooden pizza serving board.
  2. Start carefully placing each of your ingredients on the board.  Make sure as you are adding, plan them out using a mix of colors!
  3. Start by placing the cheeses (mozzarella balls, cheddar, pepper jack and colby) in each of the four corners of the wreath to spread out the colors/like ingredients.
  4. Then add your black and green olives.
  5. Next, place your tomatoes and grapes.  (be aware that that the round ingredients tend to roll, so just be careful as you place them)
  6. Lastly, add your meats. This is important because you want to fold your meats in half, and then again to make almost a rosette. Placing them between other items on the board will allow them to stand up tall and look festive. You can also make a roll rosette by using the edge of a champagne glass, layering the sliced meat around the edge until you make a rose!
  7. Once you get all the ingredients placed make sure that you have a circle shape by cupping in the edges carefully to round them out. Then use sprigs of your fresh greenery to decorate the wreath. Just tuck pieces round the edge and into the inner circle to create the greenery part of the wreath!
  8. Serve with crackers, pretzels or bread chips!

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