This Christmas Tree charcuterie board is the ideal appetizer for all of your holiday gatherings. It features all of your favorite meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, and nuts arranged in a festive Christmas tree shape. So easy to make and perfect for any party!
It's the season for all things festive, bright, and delectable! Look no further than this charcuterie board for a fun and festive way to spruce up your holiday party spread this year. This will be the talk of your Holiday party! This lovely holiday charcuterie board is made up of premium meats and cheeses that anyone will love. Add some color to your table with this show-stopping Charcuterie Board.
Why You’ll Love This Charcuterie Board
- Charcuterie boards are an obvious choice for entertaining! Everyone comes to a halt to pick up a plate of their favorite meat, cheese, and fruit.
- By varying the ingredients, you can make this board as simple or as gourmet as you like. If the meat is left out, this charcuterie tree can easily be made vegetarian.
- This simple festive meat and cheese board can be prepared a few hours ahead of time, allowing you to spend time right before the party making the punch and putting the finishing touches on the table.
- With its recognizable Christmas tree shape and adorable star topper, our simple appetizer is a festive way to add tons of holiday cheer to any table!
The full ingredient list and directions are found below on the printable recipe card.
Equipment Needed to Make Charcuterie Board
- Board or Plate
- Serving Knives (Optional)
- Tree Cookie Cutter, Hanukkah Cookie Cutter, Holiday Cookie Cutter
Ingredients For Your Charcuterie Board
- Salami, Folded in Half
- Pepperoni, Folded in Quarters
- Dry Coppa, Folded in Half
- Pepperoni, Folded in Half
- Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella, Cut in Half
- Soppressata Wrapped Mozzarella, Cut in Half
- Pepperoni Wrapped Mozzarella, Cut in Half
- Brie Cheese, Round
- Cheddar Cheese, Chunks
- Colby Jack Cheese, Chunks
- Pepper Jack Cheese, Chunks
- Fontina Cheese, Chunks
- Babybel Cheese, Unwrapped
- Pomegranate Pearls
- Fresh Sage
- Fresh Dill
- Fresh Rosemary
How To Make A Christmas Tree Meat and Cheese Charcuterie Board
Step 1: Choose a Board and Start with Garnish
The size of your board or plate is mostly determined by the amount of people you will be serving, but it can be as big or as small as you choose. You could always use numerous boards if you have a large number of guests to serve or simply want a wider variety of food. Any board will suffice: a cutting board, a serving tray, or even a piece of paper on the counter.
Then, carefully place the sage, and rosemary around the edges on the board.
Step 2: Lay the Meat and Cheese
Now place the folded salami on the board on top of the sage and rosemary. Place the folded pepperoni on top of the salami.
Use a Christmas tree cookie cutter and lightly press it down on the Brie cheese round. Use a knife and carve out ½ inch of the Brie in the tree shape. Place the carved Brie in the center of the board.
Add your chunks of cheese and place them on the board. Take your Babybel cheese rounds 2 in a row and create sections on your board. Place your cut-in-half, meat-wrapped mozzarella on the board.
Step 3: Fill In and Serve
One last crucial step is to fill in any gaps in the board. Now place your folded pepperoni and folded dry Coppa on the remaining sections on your board. Use your fresh dill to garnish the Christmas tree brie. Fill your brie with the pomegranate pearls. Serve and enjoy the charcuterie board.
This recipe can yield up to 10 to 12 servings and can be prepared around 30 to 45 minutes.
What to Serve/Pair with Your Charcuterie Board
A Charcuterie Board can be the perfect appetizer or even a meal on many occasions. Make sure that the board has an assortment of cured meats, cheese, and other food that may accompany both.
The Charcuterie Board can be the perfect inspiration for a dessert version. Snack-type desserts can be mixed and matched on the board.
Due to their strong acidity, lower alcohol content, and affinity for salty foods, champagne, and sparkling wine are frequently regarded as the greatest wine match with a Charcuterie Board.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
This Charcuterie Board can amaze anyone, however, there can be a substitution for this amazing platter. Many find inspiration in the traditional way of creating the Charcuterie Board, and many versions have appealed to some. These versions can be so unconventional like a pancake board, dessert Charcuterie Board, French fries and dips, and of course, the vegan option. The ideas are limitless.
How to Store Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board
Best Way To Store Charcuterie Board Leftover
Sure, that having a Charcuterie Board is lovely on all occasions, however, we sure do not want to throw any leftovers away. In the case of cheese leftover, soft cheeses must be refrigerated for safety reasons, while on the other hand, hard cheeses do not require to be refrigerated, yet the refrigeration will help in prolonging their shelf life. In case of leftover cured meats, it is recommended to vacuum-packed and seal them to prolong shelf life once placed in the refrigerator.
How Long Will Charcuterie Board Last In the Fridge?
The Charcuterie Board can be kept in the refrigerator a few hours before serving and make sure to allow 30 to 40 minutes to pass through before it will be served.
Can I Freeze Charcuterie Board
Note that some of the items in a Charcuterie Board cannot be frozen such as the hard cheeses and cured meats. This tends to lose the characteristics of the food’s tenderness and flavor.
Can I leave the Charcuterie Board in the fridge?
No, refrigerating the entire Charcuterie Board is not recommended, knowing which items are better cold and which are better at room temperature will enhance the overall experience.
Can you use any board for charcuterie?
Yes, you can use whatever shape or size of the board you want. The board doesn't need to be wooden, anything will surely do, even round lazy Susan type boards or large rounds with handles.
Is a Charcuterie Board the same as a cheese board?
The basic distinction between a charcuterie and a cheese board is the ingredients; charcuterie refers to a variety of meat dishes, whereas a cheese board is a collection of cheeses served together. A charcuterie or cheese board is a collection of finger foods laid out on a slate or tray.
Can Charcuterie Board be healthy?
Yes, alternatives like the vegan option and minimally processed foods can be added to your Charcuterie Board for a healthier option. You can select from a variety of vegan meats, cheeses, and dips. Then add sliced vegetables, fruits, nuts crackers, and bread slices on the board. Keep it full of healthy, lean proteins, handcrafted cold cuts, smoked fish, vegan or vegetarian “salami,” egg pieces, or marinated tofu are all good choices to be added instead.
Is it possible to put together a Charcuterie Board ahead of time?
Yes, you can either make the complete board ahead of time or only the cured meat and cheese. The board can be wrapped and chilled up to 24 hours ahead of time.
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Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board
Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board
- 8 oz Salami folded in half
- 8 oz Pepperoni folded in quarters
- 8 oz Dry Coppa folded in half
- 8 oz Pepperoni folded in half
- 4 Prosciutto wrapped mozzarella cut in half 4 Soppressata wrapped mozzarella , cut in half 4 Pepperoni wrapped mozzarella, cut in half
- 1 small Brie Cheese round
- 1 cup Cheddar Cheese chunks
- 1 cup Colby Jack Cheese chunks 1cup PepperJackCheese,chunks 1 cup Fontina Cheese, chunks
- 14 Babybel Cheese unwrapped
- 1 ⁄4 cup Pomegranate pearls
- Fresh Sage Fresh Dill
- Fresh Rosemary
- Place the sage, and rosemary around the edges on the board.
- Now place the folded salami on the board on top of the sage and rosemary.
- Place the folded pepperoni on top of the salami.
- Use a christmas tree cookie cutter and lightly press it down on the Brie cheese round.
- Use a knife and carve out a 1⁄2 inch of the Brie in the tree shape.
- Place the carved Brie in the center of the board.
- Add your chunks of cheese and place them on the board.
- Take your babybel cheese rounds 2 in a row and create sections on your board.
- Place your cut in half, meat wrapped mozzarella on the board.
- Now place your folded Pepperoni and folded Dry Coppa on the remaining sections on your board. Use your fresh dill to garnish around the Christmas Tree Brie.
- Fill your Brie with the Pomegranate pearls.
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