Charcuterie Christmas Tree Board

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Impress your guests this holiday season with a festive individual charcuterie Christmas tree made with simple sweet & savory ingredients found right in your grocery store. It’s easy to make and guests will love grazing on this board at their leisure.

Wine & Cheese Party for the Holidays

If you saw my wine & cheese party idea for the holidays blog post from earlier in the week, you may have noticed these super cute, individual charcuterie Christmas tree boards! Today, I am going to share how to create these fun & festive boards for your holiday party and gatherings.

Charcuterie boards have become extremely popular over the past couple of years, and although they make look complicated and hard to make, the opposite is true. Charcuterie boards are actually quite easy to put together and are perfect for parties and get-togethers. The board can be prepared ahead of time (leaving you more time for other things) and guests will love that they can just grab goodies from the board to munch on.

Charcuterie Christmas Tree

There are no fancy or expensive ingredients in this charcuterie Christmas tree board and everything can be found at your local grocery store. This charcuterie board is practical and one even the kiddos will enjoy!

Wine & Cheese Party Recipes

I’m joining the ladies of Supper Club to bring you an entire menu of delicious foods that are perfect for sharing at a wine and cheese dinner party. We’ve taken the work out of creating a menu for your party so be sure to continue reading to the end of this blog post for the menu and links to each recipe.

If you’re coming here from Simply 2 Moms, welcome! Anne & AnnMarie made a delicious roasted pear winter salad with champagne vinaigrette that I cannot wait to make for our New Year’s Eve dinner.

Let’s build our charcuterie Christmas tree board!

Charcuterie Christmas Tree

What You Will Need to Build a Charcuterie Christmas Tree Board

Jump to Recipe

For this charcuterie board, you can use any variety of ingredients based on what you prefer. These are the ingredients I used on our charcuterie boards.

  • Chocolate Covered Star Cookie
  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Aged Cheddar Cheese, cubed
  • Sandwich Pepperonis
  • Manzanilla Olives
  • White Vermont Cheddar Cheese, cubed
  • Fresh Blackberries
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Toothpicks
  • Mini Wooden Cheese Board
Christmas Charcuterie

How to Build a Charcuterie Christmas Tree Board

This charcuterie Christmas tree could be built on a larger scale using a larger wooden cheese or cutting board. To create individual charcuterie Christmas tree boards, I used mini wooden cheese boards about 10″ long and 5″ wide.

Preparation

Prepare all of your ingredients before assembling the trees. Wash & dry fruit, cut cheeses into small bite size pieces, and drain & dry olives. Cut pretzel sticks into thirds, discarding (or eating) the middle section (only the pretzel ends will be used).

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Assembly

Once your ingredients are prepared you can begin to assemble the tree.

Begin at the top of the tree by placing the star cookie onto the board. Then add the next layer, raspberries and then the cheddar cheese. Make sure each layer is slightly longer than the last to create the look of a Christmas tree.

The pepperonis are large and floppy so the easiest way to add those to the board is by securing them together with a toothpick. To do this, fold the pepperoni in half and in half again. Then slide the toothpick through. Each toothpick will hold about 3 pepperonis.

Continue adding layers to the tree with the olives, white cheddar cheese, and blackberries making sure each layer is slightly longer than the last.

Charcuterie Christmas Tree

Presentation

To finish the charcuterie Christmas tree, add 4 pretzel sticks (that had been cut into 1/3’s) to the base of the tree. Slide the pretzel sticks slightly under the blackberries for a finished look.

Place the individual charcuterie boards at each place setting at your wine and cheese dinner party.

Charcuterie Christmas Tree

Tips for Creating the Perfect Charcuterie Christmas Tree Board

  1. Choose the base for your charcuterie board first to determine how many ingredients you will need.
  2. Use easy to find ingredients.
  3. Buy brightly colored fruits & vegetables.
  4. Combine sweet & savory flavors.
  5. Prepare all ingredients ahead of time for easy assembly.
Christmas Charcuterie

Can I make this charcuterie Christmas tree board ahead of time?

You sure can! Prepare all of the ingredients a day or two in advance and store them in airtight containers in the refrigerator. About 1-2 hours before event, assemble the boards, cover with plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator.

Charcuterie Christmas Tree

What other ingredients can I serve on a charcuterie board?

The food options you can serve on a charcuterie board are endless! There are no right or wrong ingredients when it comes to a charcuterie board. I like to use a combination of sweet & savory ingredients with lots of textures and flavors. Here are some other charcuterie board food ideas.

  • Salami
  • Prosciutto
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Sliced Cucumbers
  • Grapes
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Strawberries
  • Dried Apricots
  • Sugared Cranberries
  • Cornichons
  • Bocconcini
  • Roasted Nuts
  • Crackers
  • Cookies

Here’s a look at another charcuterie board I created recently for a little more charcuterie inspiration.

Wine & Cheese Party for the Holidays

More Wine & Cheese Recipe Ideas

Next, be sure to visit Rachel of The Ponds Farmhouse to grab her delicious dessert recipe for dark chocolate raspberry fudge. For links to the entire wine & cheese party menu, continue reading to the end of this post.

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to check out all the tips & tricks for hosting a wine & cheese dinner party here!

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Christmas Inspiration

Looking for more Christmas ideas and inspiration? Check out all things Christmas on the blog, here. And don’t forget to grab your Christmas printables for the holidays, here!

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Charcuterie Christmas Tree

Individual Charcuterie Christmas Tree Boards

Impress your guests this holiday season with a festive individual charcuterie Christmas tree made with simple sweet & savory ingredients found right in your grocery store.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:29 mins
Total Time:45 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 Chocolate Covered Star Cookies
  • 8 Fresh Raspberries
  • 3.5 oz. Aged Cheddar Cheese cubed
  • 1/4 lb. Sandwich Pepperonis
  • 1/4 cup Manzanilla Olives
  • 4 oz. White Vermont Cheddar Cheese cubed
  • 20 Fresh Blackberries
  • 8 Pretzel Sticks cut into 1/3's

Instructions

  • Gather 4 mini wooden cheese boards to assemble charcuterie ingredients on.
  • Wash & dry fruit, cut cheeses into small bite size pieces, and drain & dry olives.
  • Cut pretzel sticks into thirds, discarding the middle section.
  • To begin assembling the tree, place the star cookie at the top of the board.
  • Then add 2 raspberries below the star and then the cheddar cheese layer. Make sure each layer is slightly longer than the last to create the look of a Christmas tree.
  • Secure 3 pepperonis to a toothpick by folding each pepperoni in half and then in half again. Add the pepperoni layer to the tree.
  • Continue adding layers to the tree with the olives, cheese, and blackberries making sure each layer is slightly longer than the last.
  • Finish the tree by placing 4 pretzel sticks to the bottom of the tree. Tuck the cut end of the pretzel sticks under the blackberries.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Appetizer, Charcuterie, Charcuterie Christmas Tree, Charcuterie Christmas Tree Board, Christmas Charcuterie, Holiday Appetizer
Servings: 4

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8 Comments

  1. These little charcuterie trees are adorable! I can’t wait to make some myself. So happy you joined us this month, Heidi! Thanks to this menu, I know what I’m serving for New Year’s Eve this year! Can’t wait to try all these recipes. Cheers!

  2. Heidi,
    This is such a cute idea for the holidays. Thanks so much for joining us this month.

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