How to Make a  Cute Charcuterie for Christmas

Heidi Samia | Eleanor Rose Home

Impress your guests this holiday season with a festive, cute charcuterie board in the shape of a Christmas tree made with simple sweet & savory ingredients found right in your grocery store. 

What is Charcuterie?

A charcuterie is basically an artfully arranged platter that brings together an array of different types of meats, different cheeses, seasonal fruits, nuts, and other accompaniments.

What You'll Love About This Recipe

- Easy to Make - Versatility  - Inexpensive

Ingredients for This Charcuterie

– Chocolate Covered Star Cookie – Fresh Raspberries – Aged Cheddar Cheese, cubed – Sandwich Pepperonis – Manzanilla Olives – White Vermont Cheddar Cheese, cubed – Fresh Blackberries – Pretzel Sticks

Christmas Tree Charcuterie Step #1: Preparation

Prepare all of your ingredients before assembling the trees.Wash & dry fresh fruit, cut hard cheese into small bite size pieces, and drain & dry olives. Cut pretzel sticks into thirds.

Christmas Tree Charcuterie Step #2: Assembly

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

Christmas Tree Charcuterie Step #3: Presentation

The last step 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.

Tips for Creating a Beautiful Charcuterie Board

1. Determine the size of your board first. 2. Use ingredients that are easy to find at your grocery store. 3. Buy brightly colored seasonal fruits and fresh produce. 4. Combine sweet and savory flavors. 5. Prepare all ingredients ahead of time for easy assembly.

Can this charcuterie board be made 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.

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