Level up your holiday spread and impress your guests with this stunning and easy-to-make Christmas charcuterie board wreath.

As a gardener who loves to celebrate the holidays with a rustic-elegant flair, I’ve found a fun way to blend my passion for the outdoors with my festive table decor.

Today, I’m excited to share with you a unique and charming idea: a Christmas Charcuterie Board Wreath! This DIY project is not only a stunning centerpiece for your holiday spread but also a delicious addition that will wow your guests.

Because trust me when I tell you, that enjoying one of these antipasto skewers is like a medley of flavors in your mouth!

While it’s perfect for a Christmas gathering, you can even serve this on Thanksgiving too!

Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating this festive masterpiece!

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What Do You Put on a Christmas Charcuterie Board?

Creating a show-stopping Christmas charcuterie board is all about balance, variety, and incorporating festive elements. Here’s a list of items you can use on your Christmas charcuterie board:

  • Cured Meats: Offer a selection of different cured meats such as prosciutto, salami, chorizo, and capicola.
  • Cheeses: Choose a mix of cheeses, including soft, semi-soft, and hard cheeses. Popular choices include brie, camembert, cheddar, gouda, blue cheese, and manchego.
  • Fresh Fruits: Incorporate fresh fruits that are in season and add a touch of sweetness like grapes, figs, apple slices, pear slices, or pomegranate seeds.
  • Dried Fruits: Dried fruits like apricots, cranberries, and dates can complement the charcuterie and cheeses with a sweet contrast.
  • Nuts: Add some roasted and salted nuts like almonds, cashews, or walnuts for crunch and a salty element.
  • Bread and Crackers: Provide a variety of bread and crackers for pairing with meats and cheeses.
  • Condiments: Include a range of condiments to enhance flavors, such as honey, mustard, chutney, and fig jam.
  • Olives and Pickles: Offer an assortment of olives (green and black), pickles, and pickled vegetables for a briny and savory component.
  • Chocolate: Add a touch of luxury with some high-quality dark chocolate or chocolate truffles.
  • Herbs and Greenery: Fresh rosemary, sage, or other aromatic herbs and greenery from your garden can be used as decorative elements while adding fragrance.
  • Garnishes: Incorporate some Christmas-themed garnishes like pomegranate arils, cranberry sprigs, or edible flowers.
  • Wine or Sparkling Cider: To complete the experience, offer a selection of wine, sparkling cider, or other beverages that pair well with your charcuterie choices.
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How to Make a Christmas Charcuterie Board Wreath

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to infuse a touch of festive elegance into your celebrations than by crafting a Christmas Charcuterie Board Wreath? This innovative culinary creation merges the art of charcuterie with the enchantment of Christmas decor.

Picture a wreath made not of traditional evergreens, but of delectable cheeses, aromatic herbs, and an assortment of savory delights. It’s a delightful and mouthwatering centerpiece that will leave your guests in awe and your taste buds dancing with joy.

What I love most about this antipasto wreath is the ease of eating it during a Christmas party because it’s a great finger food for Christmas without everyone’s hands grabbing the same cheese knife, meats, and cheeses.

In the spirit of the season, let’s craft this unique and visually stunning addition that will be the talk of your holiday spread.

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Ingredients and Supplies Needed to Make a Charcuterie Wreath

There are so many different ways you can go in terms of the ingredients you’ll want to use in your charcuterie wreath. Here is a list of what I used to make this incredible appetizer.

  • Salami
  • Pepperoni
  • Mozzarella Cigliene Balls
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Fontina
  • Cheddar
  • Dill Havarti
  • Green Olives
  • Black Olives
  • Marinated Artichokes
  • Mini Pickles
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Rosemary Sprigs
  • Large toothpicks (don’t get small)
  • Round Platter or Serving Board

Whatever cheeses and meats you decide to use, make sure they can hold up on a toothpick and not break apart. I used whatever toothpicks I had on hand but they were a bit too small. So I recommend going with larger toothpicks and avoiding the colored ends if you can too.

If you only have smaller toothpicks and want to use those, you still can. Just double them up so they make longer antipasto skewers.

And before you drop down to the directions for making this festive appetizer, let me tell you how good it tastes! Pop all of the ingredients from skewer into your mouth and you’ll get a medley of incredible flavors. So don’t just pick at one meat or cheese!

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Directions to Make a Festive Charcuterie Wreath

The idea is to make tasty antipasto skewers that are arranged into a festive wreath shape on a platter. Then we’ll decorate it with fresh rosemary sprigs for a stunningly beautiful dish that will elevate your holiday spread.

Here’s how to make them!

  • Gather all of your antipasto ingredients.
  • Prepare the cheeses and meats that need slicing or cubing.
  • Skewer ingredients onto large toothpicks. Avoid making them all the same so the charcuterie wreath doesn’t look flat.
  • Then arrange the antipasto skewers into a wreath shape on a round platter or serving board.
  • Tuck in fresh rosemary sprigs to make it look like a Christmas wreath.
  • Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve guests.
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15 More Christmas Charcuterie Board Presentation Ideas

Now that we’ve covered how to make a Christmas wreath charcuterie board, there are lots of other ways to decorate one for the holidays. So if you aren’t feeling the Christmas wreath, here are 15 more Christmas charcuterie board presentation ideas to spark your inspiration.

  1. Holiday-Themed Shape – Arrange your items in the shape of a Christmas tree charcuterie board, a wreath, or even a snowflake for a whimsical and festive display.
  2. Festive Colors – Incorporate traditional Christmas colors like red and green. Use vibrant fruits such as pomegranate arils, grapes, and fresh herbs to add pops of color.
  3. Use Herbal Sprigs – Lay down a bed of fresh evergreen sprigs, such as rosemary, sage, or thyme, as the base of your board to create a rustic and aromatic foundation.
  4. Ornament Accents – Tuck in a few small Christmas ornaments among the meats, cheeses, and other elements for a charming holiday touch.
  5. Cranberry Garland – Create a cranberry garland to drape around the board. String fresh cranberries on a thread and arrange it as a decorative border.
  6. Cheese Labels – Place small chalkboard or festive labels next to each cheese variety, adding a personal and informative touch.
  7. Symmetrical Arrangement – Arrange your charcuterie items in a symmetrical fashion, creating a balanced and visually pleasing display.
  8. Cheese and Meat Roses – Craft delicate roses from slices of prosciutto or other meats and arrange them artistically among the cheeses and fruits.
  9. Mini Charcuterie Boards – Instead of one large board, create individual mini charcuterie boards for each guest. This adds a personal touch and can serve as both a decorative and functional Christmas place setting.
  10. Mini Cheese Wreaths: – Form small wreaths using baby cheeses (such as mini Babybel or mozzarella) and decorate them with fresh herbs or edible flowers.
  11. Add Edible Greenery: – Use edible greens like arugula or microgreens to add a burst of freshness and vibrant green color to the board.
  12. Tiered Display: – Elevate your presentation by using tiered platters or cake stands to create height variations and a more dynamic look.
  13. Creative Accompaniment Bowls: – Serve condiments like honey or jams in holiday-themed bowls, such as Christmas tree-shaped dishes or reindeer bowls.
  14. Edible Stars or Snowflakes: – Use cookie cutters to create cheese or meat shapes like stars or snowflakes and place them on the board for a festive touch.
  15. Festive Ribbon or Twine: – Tie a festive ribbon or twine around the board’s edges to add a touch of elegance and holiday charm.

Remember that the key to a visually appealing Christmas charcuterie board is to balance colors, shapes, and textures. Making beautiful finger foods for Christmas that look festive and delicious is a great way to let your culinary creativity shine.

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Festive Christmas Charcuterie Board Wreath

Stacy Ling
Elevate your holiday spread and impress your guests with this stunning and easy-to-make Christmas charcuterie board wreath.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12 servings
Calories 401 kcal

Equipment

  • Toothpicks Large, No colored wrappings

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Gather all of your antipasto ingredients
  • Prepare the cheeses and meats that need slicing or cubing.
  • Skewer ingredients onto large toothpicks. Avoid making them all the same so the charcuterie wreath doesn't look flat.
  • Then arrange the antipasto skewers into a wreath shape on a round platter or serving board in the shape of a wreath.
  • Tuck in rosemary sprigs to make it look like a Christmas wreath.
  • Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve guests.

Nutrition

Calories: 401kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 19gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 1884mgPotassium: 366mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 706IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 289mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Antipasto Skewers, Christmas Charcuterie Board
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14 Comments

    1. Almost is right! Cindy it is so good! And it’s best to pop the whole skewer of goodies in your mouth – the medley of flavors is really good! I usually pick them off but no – its much better when taken together! Thank you!!!

  1. I do one of these on a large round cutting board with a handle like a pizza board. The rustic wood base as a surround really goes well with the rustic look of charcuterie

  2. What a great board, Stacy! It’s the perfect option for holiday gatherings! I’ll be sharing it this week on my Mitten Moments! ❤️

  3. Oh wow, Stacy! This almost looks too pretty to eat. What a fun idea. And I love that everything is already on a skewer. Perfect party food so guests can easily mix and mingle while enjoying the spread!

  4. Love this Stacy! It looks so delicious and so pretty. The perfect holiday appetizer. Pinned!