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Best Antipasto Christmas Charcuterie Wreath Board

This festive Christmas Charcuterie Wreath will add a little bit of elegance to your holiday gatherings. It is an easy appetizer filled with finger foods placed in a wreath shape making it a fun way to serve snacks at your next holiday party.

christmas charcuterie wreath board on marble table

Over the past few years, snack boards (also known as grazing boards) have become a huge hit and are a fun addition to family gatherings and other special events.

This festive Christmas wreath charcuterie board is a gorgeous charcuterie board made with fresh herbs, a mixture of soft cheese and hard cheeses, a salami rose, and a few other simple ingredients. It is a one-of-a-like edible wreath that is a beautiful addition to your holiday table.

Honestly, it may just be the prettiest antipasto wreath I’ve ever seen!

The best part is, it is quite easy to make.

christmas wreath charcuterie board on table

Looking for more holiday appetizers? Try our Grinch Dip, Little Debbie Christmas Tree Dip, or our Grinch Brittle.

And if you happen to be looking for more holiday charcuterie board recipes, try our Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board, Mickey Mouse Hot Cocoa Board, Snowman Veggie Tray, Grinch Hot Cocoa Board, and this Festive Candy Cane Charcuterie Board For Christmas is adorable!

side view of christmas wreath charcuterie board

Ingredients Needed To Make A Christmas Charcuterie Wreath

  • Fresh greenery (like eucalyptus sprigs, rosemary sprigs, pine, etc.)
  • Cheddar cheese, cubed
  • Pepper jack cheese, cubed
  • Colby jack cheese, cubed
  • Fresh small mozzarella balls
  • Cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • Black olives, cured and pitted – can also use kalamata olives
  • Green olives, cured and pitted
  • Pepperoni (sliced)
  • Salami (sliced)
  • Green grapes and/or purple seedless grapes
christmas wreath charcuterie board ingredients on white marble table

How to Make A Christmas Charcuterie Wreath Board

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

You will then start by making your meat rose (if using) and set aside.

From there, you’ll start carefully placing each of your ingredients on the board.  Make sure as you are adding, plan them out using a mix of colors! You want it to be evenly spread Christmas colors!

Once you get all the ingredients placed, you can make a circle shape by cupping in the edges carefully to round them out.

Add the sprigs of your fresh greenery to decorate the wreath.

Serve with crackers, pretzels or bread chips! Enjoy!

collage showing step-by-step on how to make a holiday wreath charcuterie board

Helpful Tips:

  • Know that you can place and choose ingredients to your liking! Use your favorite meats, cheeses and fruits. 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. You can also prepare all of the items ahead of time and store in individual airtight containers and then arrange the wreath the day of your event.
  • Eucalyptus is not to be ingested (it is toxic if ingested) and is just for aesthetic appeal. You can switch to using something such as Pine or Rosemary.
christmas wreath charcuterie board on table

Frequently Asked Questions:

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 room temperature.

Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board

Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board

Yield: 1 Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Assembly Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This festive Christmas Charcuterie Wreath will add a little bit of elegance to your holiday gatherings. It is an easy appetizer filled with finger foods placed in a wreath shape making it a fun way to serve snacks at your next holiday party.

Ingredients

  • 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 grapes 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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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 589Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 1740mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 30g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please consult with a registered dietitian for dietary advice. You may read our Nutritional Disclaimer here: https://www.simplisticallyliving.com/nutritional-disclaimer/

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Cailynn

Tuesday 14th of December 2021

Eucalyptus leaves are toxic if ingested. Since this is an edible arrangement, I’d switch the greens to something that isn’t poisonous. You don’t want someone that isn’t aware getting seriously sick because they copied you.

Brittanie

Tuesday 14th of December 2021

Hi Cailynn, Thank you for your comment. You are correct. Eucalyptus is toxic and it is not to be ingested. It is just for decoration. You can certainly use other greens such as Pine, Rosemary, etc. and I'll be sure to update the post with some clarification on that as well. Thank you!

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