This Christmas Charcuterie Board is so festive and filled with delicious treats like cheese, fruit, salty snacks and chocolate.
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You can make this charcuterie board right on a table or a large cutting board, or you can make a small version on this Christmas tree cutting board.
Christmas Charcuterie Board Ingredients
To make this savory Christmas cheese spread, you will need the following:
- Cheese: Brie, medium cheddar, cranberry cheddar, aged sharp cheddar, stilton blue cheese.
- Fruit: Grapes, pomegranate, persimmon, strawberries, blueberries, apples, cherry tomatoes.
- Salty snacks: Almonds, pretzels, crackers.
- Garnishes: Fresh rosemary, dark chocolate, and candy canes.
Exact quantities are up to you! I love making cheese boards because they are so versatile. You can also add other items, like these Christmas deviled eggs.
If you can’t find the exact cheeses I used, just go the deli section of your grocery store and see what special cheeses they have.
How to Make a Christmas Charcuterie Board
Making a holiday charcuterie board is so easy.
- Start by making rows with your foods, with each row getting a little longer until a tree shape (triangle) is formed.
- Use a square piece of chocolate as the tree trunk.
- Stick little sprigs of rosemary in between to look like pine needles.
- Make a star tree topper. You will need 6 grapes, 1 blueberry, and 3 toothpicks. Take each toothpick and add a grape on each end, leaving the middle of the toothpick exposed. Lay the toothpicks on top of each other so the grapes form the points of the star. Next, lay a blueberry on top of the toothpicks.
You do not have to make a Christmas tree shape. If you use a round or rectangle design, start with placing the large items like the cheese and pomegranate. They add the smaller items around those items. You can also make a Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board!
Don’t forget to serve with a cheese board knife set.