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10 Festive Charcuterie Board Ideas for Christmas Party This Season!

by Bethany Barbar November 18, 2022

Are you hosting a holiday party this season? Then you will need some festive charcuterie board ideas for Christmas party to wow your guests!

If you want to keep things exciting and appetizing while still creating something that is not too complicated, here are ten ideas to help you serve something that everyone at your party will love!


10 Festive Charcuterie Board Ideas for Christmas Party

Charcuterie board ideas for Christmas party

If you are hosting a party this season and are looking for the perfect Christmas charcuterie board to serve your guests, look no further.

We have put together 10 favorite festive ideas to please everyone's palate.


1. Christmas Tree Cheeseboard

This festive cheese board is a beautiful centerpiece and super easy to assemble.

Arrange the cheeses on your favorite wooden cutting board, then add some dried fruit, pretzel sticks, or grapes.

Add a few slices of goat, cheddar cheese, or Gouda cheese to up the ante on this cheese board.

The red and green color palate will be perfect for your holiday party, and the flavors are sure to please everyone, making it an impressive holiday appetizer board!

 Recipe: How to Make the BEST Christmas Tree Cheese Board  


2. Meat, Cheese, and Cracker Tray

A Christmas charcuterie board is a perfect addition to your holiday party. Not only is it delicious, but it also provides a variety of textures and flavors.

There are many different holiday charcuterie board to choose from, but the most popular choices are cured meats and cheeses, but you can also make a vegetable tray or appetizer tray with crackers if you prefer.

These Christmas charcuterie board ideas will please your foodie guests on Christmas dinner!

Recipe: Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board » Homemade Heather 


3. Crowd Pleaser Christmas Tree Board

This Christmas charcuterie board is perfect for serving as a centerpiece at your upcoming holiday party. You can also use it as an appetizer or serve it with dessert.

These charcuterie boards include red grapes, dried cranberries, provolone cheese, pretzels, salami, and olives.

The fun part about this wooden board is that the ingredients are all items you can find in your kitchen!

Recipe: Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board - Completely Christmas 


4. Sugar and Soul Christmas Tree Board

We couldn't think of a more Christmas charcuterie board idea than this one-mozzarella balls mixed with salami slices.

It is simple, festive, and downright delicious. The fresh mozzarella balls are made with just a few basic ingredients-salt, pepper, milk, flour, and eggs.

The recipe is easy to follow, and the steps are clear.

Recipe: Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board - Sugar and Soul 


5. Caprese Christmas Tree

This Caprese Christmas charcuterie board is perfect for a holiday party.

Start by assembling a log of fresh mozzarella, sliced, Tomatoes, sliced, Fresh Basil, Balsamic Glaze, and Small Cherry Tomatoes.

Scatter the items on a cutting board or cheese platter with some toothpicks and offer them to your guests.

Recipe: Caprese Christmas Tree - Sparkles to Sprinkles


6. Christmas Free Veggie Tray

These Christmas charcuterie board ideas are inspired by the Christmas tree.

You can use a mini cucumber as your tree, a bunch of celery as your branches, and cup cherry tomatoes as your ornaments for this vegan charcuterie board!

Place small orange bell peppers on your charcuterie boards to give it that final touch.

Recipe: Cute Christmas Appetizer - Christmas Tree Veggie Tray


7. Christmas Wreath Veggie Tray

For a festive and healthy appetizer, consider a Christmas charcuterie wreath veggie tray. The red paper is the bow, and the green beans, snap peas, broccoli, and cherry tomatoes are the leaves for your vegan charcuterie board!

Fill the green paper with a creamy cheese sauce to represent snow, as optional!

Recipe: Christmas Wreath Veggie Tray - Completely Christmas 


8. Holiday Antipasto Wreath

This Christmas charcuterie board is easy to put together and will be a great addition to your holiday gatherings this season.

Use your favorite antipasto skewers and add salami, Prosciutto, cherry tomatoes, Pepperoncini, and mozzarella cheese. You can add olives or nuts on this festive wreath.

Serve your charcuterie boards with an assortment of crackers.

Recipe: Holiday Antipasto Wreath | Easy Weeknight Recipes


9. Rosemary Wreath Board

This Christmas Charcuterie board is perfect for this holiday season and makes a beautiful decorative centerpiece.

Arrange soft cheeses cube, cured meats, berries, and nuts on a wreath of fresh rosemary. To create your unique design, you can also use other herbs and spices, such as thyme or bay leaves on your cheese board.

Make sure you have a Round Tray for the perfect looking cheese board!

Recipe: Christmas Charcuterie Board Idea: How to Make a Charcuterie Wreath 


10.  Candy Cane Charcuterie Board

This Christmas charcuterie board is perfect for any holiday season.

A little bit of everything makes this festive charcuterie board perfect for a Christmas party. It includes a variety of meats, nuts, and fresh fruit that are sure to please everyone's taste buds.

These Christmas charcuterie board ideas are perfect for guests with different dietary restrictions or preferences.

Recipe: Candy Cane Charcuterie Board - Served from Scratch


Tips to Make the Perfect Christmas Charcuterie Board

Planning a holiday charcuterie board can be tricky, but we have covered you with ten tips to make the perfect one.

Here are a few things to keep in mind for charcuterie board:

  1. Consider your guests' dietary preferences.
  2. Be mindful of the variety of meats and cheeses on your festive board.
  3. Include foods such as olives, grapes, figs, nuts, and dried fruit.
  4. Ensure enough variety so guests can create their own creations.
  5. Have all your ingredients ready before you start assembling the board.
  6. Use wine-friendly appetizers such as cheese cubes or smoked salmon.
  7. Consider how the charcuterie boards will look on the table, for instance, use wood boards if they will be set on a tablecloth and plastic boards if it's going to sit directly on the table.
  8. Avoid putting items too close together to avoid spoiling the charcuterie boards instead, place items at different heights using slices of bread or cheese wheels.
  9. You don't have to buy everything from a specialty store; some everyday household items may come in handy when making this delicious appetizer!
  10. Get creative by adding festive garnishes like pinecones, cinnamon sticks, or small decorative candy canes on your large wooden cutting board!


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