A Charcuterie Board is a beautifully orchestrated meat and cheese appetizer tray. This Christmas Wreath Charcuterie will make a beautiful presentation at your holiday table. Features cheddar, Swiss and fresh Mozzarella cheeses along with beautiful pepperoni roses.
This is an easy Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board that gives you a basic design. Feel free to add more or less depending on your guests.
These Charcuterie Boards are an awesome way to impress your holiday guests without actually cooking anything!
Ingredients Needed for Christmas Wreath:
- Cheddar Cheese Cubes
- Swiss Cheese Cubes
- Fresh Mozzarella Mini Balls
- Fresh Rosemary
- Green Olives
- Black Olives
Equipment Needed: A pretty round wooden cheese board.
Step 1. Using a shot glass, create 2 pepperoni roses by folding a pepperoni onto the shot glass and then overlapping the previous pepperoni with a new one. Repeat with another 4-6 slices until you cannot fit anymore inside your glass. Then flip the glass over and remove the rose from the glass.
Step 2. Create a rounded Christmas wreath design using the cheeses, roses, olives & crackers.
Step 3. Use the rosemary to garnish the wreath.
Step 4. Serve with crackers and a baguette.
Practice making pretty pepperoni roses for your Christmas Charcuterie Wreath. We also added a pretty ornament to the mix.
This beginner Christmas Wreath Charcuterie board is perfect for entertaining and will make a beautiful presentation on your holiday table.
Use a pretty round cutting board and take your time arranging the first layer of cheese. Practice makes perfect when learning how to design a Christmas Charcuterie!
Make this Easy
- 8 oz Cheddar Cheese Cubes
- 8 oz Swiss Cheese Cubes
- 8 oz Fresh Mozzarella Mini Balls
- Fresh Rosemary
- 5 oz Pepperoni
- 3 oz Green Olives
- 3 oz Black Olives
- 1 Baguette
Using a shot glass, create 2 pepperoni roses by folding a pepperoni onto the shot glass and then overlapping the previous pepperoni with a new one. Repeat with another 4-6 slices until you cannot fit anymore inside your glass. Then flip the glass over and remove the rose from the glass.
Create a Christmas wreath using the cheeses, roses, olives & crackers.
Use the rosemary to garnish the wreath.
Serve with a baguette and crackers.
Different and Tasty Options for Your Christmas Charcuterie Board:
Sliced hard salami, sausages, Prosciutto, smoked ham slices, pepperoni and Capicola.
Cubed or Slices of: White Cheddar, Yellow Cheddar, Swiss, Mozzarella. Gouda, goat or a nice Brie cheese.
Vegetables and Olives:
Green and black olives, figs, pickles, sliced cucumber. Beans are also a tasty and pretty choice. White beans look very nice.
Fruits: Different colored grapes, berries, watermelon, apricots. Dried fruits are very pretty and also delicious.
Breads and Crackers:
Fresh baguette or breadsticks. There are also so many awesome varieties of crackers to choose from. Pretzels make a great choice and there are many different varieties and tastes to choose from.
Nuts and Seeds:
Chocolate covered nuts are our favorite addition along with candied or spicy nut mixes. Pistachios make a great choice.
Fancy mustards, ranch dressing, honey, jelly or jam. Mix together olive oil and Balsamic vinegar for a tasty dip for bread. Garlicy hummus is a great choice. Cream cheese based dips are a yummy choice.
Fresh Rosemary, basil or Thyme. Different types of lettuce.
What is a Charcuterie Board?
Smoke or cured meats layed out along with cheeses and other ingredients to make an elegant appetizer tray.
How Much Cheese Per Person?
You want to figure on about 1 oz. cheese per person.
What else Can I add?
This Christmas Wreath Charcuterie is a simple recipe, but you could add some dried fruits and some nuts. A cream cheese-based dip could be added as well in the center to serve with the crackers.
What to Do with Leftovers
Store leftovers together. Cheese with the cheese, etc. We store everything in airtight glass containers.