Christmas Charcuterie Board

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Christmas charcuterie boards are seasonal variations on your favorite appetizers. Made with seasonal meats, cheeses, jams, jellies and fruits; your guests won’t be able to resist – and neither will you! it’s time!

If you’re looking for Christmas charcuterie board ideas, we’re here to help! It has truly become one of our favorite appetizers. Not only are they fun to put together, they are always a hit with our guests. Taste test a meat and cheese match to see how it goes? You don’t have to ask us twice! So, what do you need to pay attention to when making a Christmas themed charcuterie board? It’s all about adding seasonal themed cheese and winter elements to your designs. Think mozzarella balls that look like snowballs, candied nuts and a touch of fresh rosemary. We also like the idea of ​​using snowflake shaped cookies. Sticking to the winter/holiday theme but giving free rein to get creative – that’s what cooking at home is all about.

Start with the meat:

The foundation of any good Christmas-themed charcuterie plate is a good selection of high-quality meats. We usually always include:

  • Soprasata
  • salami
  • Pepperoni
  • Ham
  • Ham

Add cheese:

Your Christmas-themed charcuterie plate wouldn’t be complete without enough cheese. You’ll want to include many different types, textures, and flavors to go with the other ingredients. We like to use a range of hard, soft and semi-soft options:

  • Difficult to firm: Cranberry Cheddar, Baked Parmesan Crisps, Merlot Cheddar
  • semi-soft: Horseradish Havarti Cranberry Wensleydale
  • Soft: Different flavors of goat cheese, brie, fresh mozzarella balls

Don’t forget about seasonal add-ons:

You can make your Christmas charcuterie board stand out by making sure to include some fun seasonal additions. You can take these extras as much as you want, but try to use seasonal fruits, jellies, jams, nuts and condiments:

  • fruit: Figs, pomegranate seeds, pears, grapes
  • Jelly and Jam: Chili Cranberry Jam, Mulled Apple Cider Jelly, Fig Jam
  • nut: Candied Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds
  • condiment: honey, mustard, pickles, olives
  • Herbs etc. for garnish: rosemary, mint, pine sprigs, fresh cranberries

End it with bread:

You need something to stack all those delicious meats, cheeses and more! Here are some bread and cookie Christmas charcuterie board ideas to inspire you. You can mix and match to your specific liking:

  • biscuit
  • wheat thinning
  • crostini
  • fresh baguette, sliced
  • Vanilla Cookies (if they’re green – grab ’em!)

Make Ahead Instructions for Christmas Charcuterie Boards:

One of the best parts about serving a Christmas themed deli plate is that you can prepare it up to 24 hours in advance. This means you can wrap up the night before the party so you have more time to make the main course and sides. Simply place the ingredients on the plate of your choice and wrap everything tightly in plastic wrap. Store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat it. Pro tip: don’t cut any fruit or bread until serving for maximum freshness!

Storage Instructions:

If you have any leftovers, you should store them in a separate container in the refrigerator. The goal is to finish the meat and cheese within 24 hours. One of our favorite Christmas charcuterie leftovers board ideas is a sandwich made with any meat and cheese that might be forgotten. That said, if you’ve been away from the board for longer than 2 hours, it’s safer to throw away any leftovers.

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Christmas charcuterie boards are seasonal variations on your favorite appetizers. Made with seasonal meats, cheeses, jams, jellies and fruits; your guests won’t be able to resist – and neither will you! it’s time!

Preparation time 30 minute

total time 30 minute

raw material

  • hard cheese Cranberry Cheddar, Baked Parmesan Crisps, Merlot Cheddar
  • semi soft cheese Horseradish Havarti, Cranberry Wensleydale
  • soft cheese Flavored Goat Cheese, Brie, Fresh Mozzarella Balls
  • bacon sopressata, salami, ham, pepperoni, ham
  • fruit pomegranate seeds, figs, and other seasonal fruits
  • nut candied pecans, assorted nuts
  • condiment honey, mustard, pickles, olives
  • biscuits or bread


  • Add the cheese to the board, pre-slicing any semi-soft cheese. Put a knife to cut through any firm/hard cheeses and something to spread soft cheeses.

  • Add the meat to the plate. Fold or unfold them as needed.

  • Add fruit and cookies.

  • Add nuts and any flavorings at the end.

Christmas charcuterie board