Host a gathering with family and friends and prepare this Christmas Charcuterie Board for them. Not only does it look adorable, but it contains a lot of great appetizers!
One of my favorite holiday events is our Ugly Christmas Sweater party. It’s such a good time and we always have delicious appetizers. I’m always looking for new and fun foods to serve at the party and this Christmas Charcuterie Board will be on the menu!
If you’ve ever gone to a party with a charcuterie board out on display, you know how enjoyable it is to pick what you want before sitting down and enjoying the food. Most of these boards contain crackers, meat, olives, and additional appetizers that pair well together and are also great to serve with wine.
You can make a Christmas Charcuterie Board that will look impressive and have plenty of great foods available for friends and family to eat. It’s not hard to put this board together before serving it at parties and different events.
Why You’ll Love the Christmas Charcuterie Board
- It looks great! You can arrange the different ingredients to look like a Christmas wreath for the holiday season.
- It’s fun to prepare. You can use all kinds of ingredients that your family and friends will enjoy.
- It’s a great appetizer to put out on display at special events and gatherings, where friends and family can grab what they like!
What You’ll Need to Make the Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board
Before you get started, be sure to have the following ingredients to make your charcuterie board:
- Cherry Tomatoes. Use cherry tomatoes for a flavorful touch of red on your Christmas wreath.
- Feta Cheese. Cut your cheese into small square pieces.
- Pickled Vegetable Skewers. These skewers taste good and go with the Christmas theme.
- Salami. Slice your salami into thin pieces before adding it to your board.
- Macadamia Nuts. Use the nuts for a bit of a crunch to go with your other ingredients.
You’ll also need spinach and rosemary to add to the board with the rest of the ingredients.
How long does it take to assemble the charcuterie board?
It should take about 15 minutes for you to assemble all the ingredients to prepare the Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board.
What if I don’t want to use salami?
If you don’t want to use salami, you can replace it with something else, such as pepperoni slices or ham slices, depending on what you like better.
Can I make this charcuterie board in advance?
Yes, you can prepare the charcuterie board a day in advance. However, be sure to cover it in plastic wrap to keep the ingredients fresh and flavorful. Leave it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.
Recipe Tips and Notes
- If you don’t like Feta cheese, you can replace it with another white cheese, such as sharp white cheddar or mozzarella.
- When adding rosemary to your charcuterie board, be sure to use fresh rosemary because it looks and tastes best.
- Consider pairing the charcuterie board with your favorite bottle of wine or champagne!
When hosting a special event for the holiday season, don’t forget to put this Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board together. It’s full of flavor and easy to make in 15 minutes or less.
Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board
Host a gathering with family and friends and prepare this Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board for them. Not only does it look good, but it contains lots of great appetizers!
- 1 oz spinach
- 10 cherry tomatoes
- 15 feta cheese square pieces
- 5 pickled vegetable skewers
- 1 oz macadamia nuts
- 16 salami slices
- Start building the base of your Christmas wreath charcuterie board. Therefore, you will use the rosemary to form a circle along the perimeter of your dish. I recommend using a plate of 14-inch in diameter. The bigger the diameter of your plate, the bigger the final board.
- Take five cherry tomatoes and empty them. Then, fix feta cheese square pieces inside the cherry tomatoes.
- Add the cherry tomatoes, the filled cherry tomatoes, and square pieces of the same size feta cheese homogeneously distributed over the rosemary circle. Continue with a layer of spinach between the tomatoes and cheese, so you don´t cover them.
- Place the macadamia nuts and the pickled vegetable skewers filling the gaps between the other ingredients. These skewers contain olives, pickles, baby onions, and capsicum, but you can choose the ones you most like.
- Finally, you will form the salami roses. It will probably take you the longest time but follow the instructions, and you will see it isn´t hard to do. Use a glass according to the size of your round meat slices. (I used 4-inch in diameter slices and 1.5-inch in diameter glass). Place the meat slice in the rim of the glass. Fold by half into and out of the glass. Repeat the process overlapping slices all over the rim of the glass until there is no more space in the interior. Eight slices should be enough to form the salami roses. Turn around the glass, and you will get your meat slices turned into a gorgeous form.
- Once you have formed two salami roses, place them one in front of the other and your easy and gorgeous Christmas wreath charcuterie board is over.