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Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board

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A charcuterie board is a timeless and versatile appetizer that is perfect for any occasion.

A charcuterie board is always the perfect appetizer for any occasion. It’s so versatile and easy to make and everyone loves it! Also, the lovely thing about this appetizer is that even those who don’t cook much can make an amazingly impressive display by just copying my recipe.

So I thought what could be more perfect for the holiday than displaying this array of goodies in the shape of a Christmas Wreath?!

In this article, I’ll guide you through creating a stunning Christmas Wreath Charcuterie board that not only pays homage to tradition but adds a festive touch to your holiday celebrations.

The Charcuterie Tradition

Back in the day, my late husband was known for his beautiful boards. He would get up early before our parties and go to the Italian deli and buy beautiful sausages, cheeses, his favorite medley of olives, and of course that wonderful loaf of crusty Italian bread.

Everyone who came to a Nardella party always expected his amazing display! Well now it’s just me and I love to continue this tradition.

Except now I love to make them holiday-appropriate, cute, and festive!!

Getting Started

Equipment You’ll Need

  • 1 Pair of Scissors (for cutting pine and rosemary sprigs)
  • 1 Large Cutting Board or Charcuterie Platter
  • 1 Juice Glass (for forming salami roses)
  • 2 Star Cookie Cutters (in different sizes, if available)
  • Skewers or Toothpicks (for serving)

Ingredients

  • 16-20 Sprigs Arborvitae, Rosemary, or both
  • Holiday Crackers
  • 1 LB Thinly Sliced Genoa Salami
  • 20 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 20 Bocaccini Cheese Balls
  • 1 Bunch of Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 10 Green Olives
  • 1 Container Raspberries
  • 3-5 TB Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1 7 oz Package of Pre-Sliced Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 TB Reduced Balsamic Vinegar (reduced to a syrup)

Building the Wreath Step by Step

  1. Creating the Base
    • Cut Arborvitae Sprigs about 3 inches long and shape them into a 15-inch circle on your board.
    • Add sprigs of rosemary every few inches around the circle.
  2. Layering the Christmas Cheer
    • Working your way around the circle, layer Christmas crackers to form the base of the wreath.
  3. Crafting Salami Roses
    • Form salami roses by overlapping slices on a juice glass. Place these at 1:00 – 5:00 and 10:00 on your circle.
  4. Adding Tomato and Cheese Ornaments
    • Add 3 cherry tomatoes and 3 bocaccini balls on either side of the salami roses, tucking basil leaves in between.
  5. Dividing with Olives
    • Add 3-4 green olives in between each section of tomatoes to create divisions.
  6. Adding Festive Berries
    • Place a few raspberries in front of the olives and sprinkle pomegranate seeds around the greens.
  7. Starry Cheese Delight
    • Cut star shapes from the cheddar cheese and place them every few inches around the wreath.
  8. Final Touch with Balsamic Drizzle
    • Lightly drizzle the balsamic reduction on the tomatoes, cheese, and basil.

Serving Suggestions

To complement this impressive holiday charcuterie wreath, consider providing skewers or toothpicks for your guests to choose their favorite goodies.

Check out my shopping recommendations for cute picks or boards to enhance your presentation.

Enhancing Your Spread

While this Christmas Charcuterie Wreath is a showstopper on its own, consider pairing it with other delightful treats like Cheesy Pimento Toasts or even Spinach Artichoke Trees for a truly unforgettable holiday spread.

Cheers to a Stress-Free Holiday Get-Together

With this appetizer planned, explore my site for amazing Christmas signature cocktails like the Peppermint Martini or a Cranberry cocktail for the perfect pairing.

Whether you opt for individual drinks or a festive punch, your holiday gathering is sure to be a hit.

Conclusion

I hope this guide has inspired you to create your festive wreath charcuterie board. Remember, the key is to have fun and get creative with your ingredients and presentation.

So go ahead, gather your loved ones around the table, and enjoy this deliciously impressive appetizer!

Cheers to a stress-free holiday gathering filled with delicious food and good company!

Happy Holidays!

Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board

A beautiful display of Christmas color goodies in the shape of a wreath!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 12

Equipment

  • 1 Pair of Scissors To cut down and trim pine and rosemary sprigs
  • 1 Large Cutting Board or Charcuterie Platter
  • 1 Juice Glass To form salami roses
  • 2 Star Cookie Cutters in different sizes if you have them
  • Skewers or Toothpicks to serve

Ingredients
  

  • 16-20 Sprigs Arborvitae, Rosemary or both
  • Holiday Crackers
  • 1 LB Thinly Sliced Genoa Salami
  • 20 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 20 Bocaccini Cheese Balls
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 10 Green Olives
  • 1 Container Raspberries
  • 3-5 TB Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1 7 oz Package of Pre-Sliced Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 TB Reduced Balsamic Vinegar Reduced is like a syrup

Instructions
 

  • Cut Arborvitae Sprigs from tips about 3 inches long and shape in a 15 inch circle on your board
  • Add sprigs of rosemary every few inches around the circle
  • Working your way in the circle layer christmas crackers around the circle
  • Form salami roses by overlapping slices of salami on a juice glass. Fold each slice down about 2/3 of the way and keep rotating around the glass while overlapping the slices. Invert the salami and it will come out the shape of a rose. Place these at 1:00 – 5:00 and 10:00 on your circle
  • Add 3 cherry tomatoes and 3 bocaccini balls on either side of the salami roses and tuck basil leaves inbetween
  • Add 3-4 green olives inbetween each section of tomatoes to divide them
  • Place a few raspberries in front of the olives and sprinkle the pomegranate seeds around the greens
  • Cut star shapes out of the cheddar cheese and place every few inches around the wreath
  • Lightly drizzle the balsamic reduction on the tomatoes, cheese and basil
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