Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

This Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board is the perfect appetizer to serve that your upcoming holiday party this year. It is fun, festive and delicious.

Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

Make this Christmas Tree Charcuterie as big or as small depending on what size cutting board you use. You can build this beautiful and festive board in less than 10 minutes. What is a charcuterie board, it is explained in this article.

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What We Love About This Festive Charcuterie Board Recipe

  • 10 Minute Prep: Make this eye catching charcuterie board in less than 10 minutes.
  • Holiday Party: This charcuterie board is great for any upcoming Christmas parties.
  • Adaptable: You can adapt the ingredients for this Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board to fit your likings.
To shot of the board.

Ingredient Notes for Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

  • Colby Jack Cheese: You can substitute any cheese that you like.
  • Green Grapes: You could use purple grapes too
  • Round Crackers: Any flavor for this charcuterie tree.
  • Deli Sliced Salami: Fresh from the deli.
  • Cheddar Cheese Cubes: Again can use any cheese you like in cubes.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: About a half cup cherry tomatoes
  • Pepper-jack Cheese: This adds a spicy kick to the board.
  • Cucumber
  • Pretzel Sticks: Form the base of the tree can use gluten-free. again about 1/4 cup pretzel sticks.
  • Fresh Thyme: THe smell and the pop of freshness is amazing.
  • Dried Cranberries: Raisins can also be used. such as golden raisins.
Cheese and veggies for the charcuterie board.

Equipment Needed for Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

How to Make Christmas Charcuterie Board

These are the basic steps for making Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and total time.

Laying out the cheese and veggies for the board.

STEP 1: TOP OF THE TREE

First use a star shaped cookie cutter to create star with the colby jack cheese. Place the star at the top of the wooden cutting board, a large rectangular platter. Under the star create a row with green grapes, followed by the cracked and salami.

STEP 2: BOTTOM OF TREE

Under the salami, layer the cheddar cheese cubes, then the cherry tomatoes and pepperjack cheese. Finish the bottom of the tree with dried cranberries and cucumbers. Use pretzels sticks to create the base of your tree at the bottom of the board.

STEP 3: GARNISHES

As a finishing touch, place thyme or fresh rosemary sprigs over the tree to create little branches. Serve and enjoy!

Prep and Storage Tips for Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Prepare this charcuterie Christmas tree ahead of time and store covered in the fridge for up to 12 hours. Or cut your prep time by preparing the ingredients and keeping them in air tight containers in the fridge,.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store leftover Christmas tree charcuterie board items in the fridge in an airtight container.

Frequently Asked Questions Christmas Charcuterie Boards

ANTIPASTO VS CHARCUTERIE

There is not much of a difference besides that charcuterie boards are not traditionally served with cheese, however it is very popular to add cheeses to diversify the platter.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

You can make this Christmas tree as small or as large as you need it to be.

HOW TO MAKE A TREE CHARCUTERIE BOARD?

Simply layer ingredients getting smaller to bigger to create a tree shape.

Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

Expert Tips for Making This Instagram Worthy Board Recipe

  • Best Wine for Charcuterie: The best wines to serve with charcuterie boards include sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, pinot noir, or merlot.
  • Board Size: To make a bigger Christmas tree use a bigger board, or to make a small tree use a small wooden cutting board. Pictured cutting board: 11.5×15″.
  • Other Board Items: You can use a variety of cheeses and other items on this festive cheese board such as havarti cheese, pepperoni slices, green olives, black olives, mozzarella balls, prosciutto, nuts, jams, or vegetables.
  • Dips: Provide dips such as ranch dip, mustard or if watching, a low-carb dip of choice.

What to Serve with Christmas Charcuterie

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Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board
5 from 1 vote

Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
This Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board is the perfect appetizer to serve that your upcoming holiday party this year.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 slice of colby jack cheese
  • Green grapes
  • Round Crackers, I used these
  • Pre-sliced deli salami
  • Cheddar cheese cubes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Pepper Jack cheese cubes
  • Dried cranberries
  • Cucumber slices
  • Mini pretzel sticks
  • Sprigs of fresh thyme

Instructions

  • Use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut a star out of a slice of colby jack cheese. Place the star at the top of a wooden cutting board.
  • Beneath the star, add a bunch of green grapes.
  • Place crackers on their side in an angled row.
  • Fold sliced salami in half and half again. Place the flowered edges face up. Add several in a row to create the next layer of the tree.
  • Add cheddar cheese cubes underneath in a row that is slightly longer than the salami to begin to create the triangled shape of the tree.
  • Add cherry tomatoes as the next layer, again creating a slightly longer row.
  • Do the same with cubed pepper jack cheese, followed by dried cranberries and sliced cucumbers.
  • Add mini pretzel sticks at the bottom of the tree to create a trunk.
  • Garnish with sprigs of fresh thyme to resemble tree branches.

Expert Tips

  • Best Wine for Charcuterie: The best wines to serve with charcuterie boards include sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, pinot noir, or merlot.
  • Board Size: To make a bigger Christmas tree use a bigger board, or to make a small tree use a small wooden cutting board. Pictured cutting board: 11.5×15″.
  • Other Board Items: You can use a variety of cheeses and other items on this festive cheese board such as havarti cheese, pepperoni slices, green olives, black olives, mozzarella balls, prosciutto, nuts, jams, or vegetables.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.03mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: American
Keyword: antipasto, Charcuterie, cheese, cheese plate, christmas, christmas tree, grapes, meat, party snack

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