Get the party jumping this Christmas with this delicious Christmas Charcuterie Board. An assortment of ingredients including meats, cheese, fruits, crackers, candies, cookies, and more! This will not only feed a crowd but have everyone coming back for seconds.
Assorted Meat & Cheese Tray
This is the perfect assortment of food to serve as an appetizer at any holiday party or event. The savory meat can be paired with a variety of aged cheese, crackers, and fruits. This is a gorgeous display that would be a great addition to a buffet table. Serve this with a selection of dipping sauces and watch everyone devour this board in no time!
Key Ingredients You’ll Need
Meat: I prefer using meats like salami, pepperoni, prosciutto, dry coppa, prosciutto wrapped mozzarella, soppressata wrapped mozzarella, and salamit rosette.
Cheese: You can use any cheese you like, but I use a variety of cheese like brie, cheddar, Colby jack, pepper jack, fontina, blue cheese, parmesan, fresh mozzarella, babybel, and Boursin herbed cheese.
Fruits: Using strawberries, grapes, pomegranates, blueberries, and blackberries adds a refreshing addition to the board.
Vegetables: This is another section where you can use any veggies you like, but I prefer baby tomatoes, green olives, kalamata olives, and black olives.
Jams: Place red pepper jelly and cranberry jam for a sweet and spicy twist.
Garnishes: I add additional ingredients to fill in the gaps and add more variety. These ingredients include Wheat Ritz Crackers, Christmas Tree jelly Candy, Christmas Jordan Almonds, Holiday Jelly Rings Candy, Hershey Kisses, Chocolate Pretzels, and Gingerbread Cookies.
How To Make Christmas Charcuterie Board
Step 1. Make your salami rose by placing it onto the rim of a shot glass with half of it in and half folded over the edge so it hangs off. Place the second piece halfway onto the first layer, placed it on the rim, and folded over the edge. Using a third piece of salami, place it halfway onto the second piece, on the rim, and folded over the edge. Continue this process until you have used all the salami. Flip the glass upside down carefully and gently press on top of the board before removing the glass and placing the rose of salami aside.
Step 2. You will be making a gingerbread shape out of the brie using a cookie cutter. Press the cutter into the brie about 1/4 of the way before using a sharp knife to cut out the shape. Place the shaped cheese onto the board. Place small bowls for the jam and jelly. Arrange the blue cheese wedge, parmesan wedge, salami rosette, and Boursin herb cheese on the tray. Use the section around the gingerbread brie to place the rolled salami, rolled pepperoni, rolled prosciutto, and rolled dry coppa. Place the rest of the meats, prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella, and soppressata-wrapped mozzarella onto the tray.
Step 3. Add the chunks and slices of cheese onto the board. To keep the smaller ingredients in place, arrange the babybel cheese at the edge of the tray. Arrange the fruits, olives, and tomatoes in the sections you prefer. Fill in the gaps in the middle using the fruits and vegetables. Use additional garnishes to fill in any remaining gaps. Put your pomegranate pearls in desired spots to decorate as well as in the cut-out hole of the brie. Serve and enjoy!
What Else Can I Add To My Christmas Charcuterie Board?
Even though this recipe is jam-packed with ingredients, you can add more items like the ones below or use them as substitutions if needed.
- Gouda, Goat Cheese, Monetary, etc
- Raspberries and/or cranberries
- Other optional garnishes: fresh sage, fresh dill, fresh rosemary
- Pepperoni wrapped mozzarella
- Wheat thins
Tips & Tricks
- If you find yourself with leftovers, try to place the ingredients back in their original packages if possible. Otherwise, store them in an airtight container or Ziplock bag.
- You can remove any ingredient you don’t like and add more of one that you do to replace it.
- I like to add the herb garnished last to fill in any gaps.
- Instead of a gingerbread cookie cutter, you can use a tree-shaped one or snowman, etc.
Christmas Wreath Board
Another fun idea is to arrange the meats and cheeses in the shape of a wreath like this…
More Charcuterie Recipes:
- Candy Cane Charcuterie Board
- Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board
- Holiday Breakfast Charcuterie Board
- Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board
Christmas Charcuterie Board
- 8 oz Salami rolled
- 8 oz Pepperoni rolled
- 8 oz Prosciutto rolled
- 8 oz Dry Coppa rolled
- 6 Prosciutto wrapped mozzarella
- 6 Soppressata wrapped mozzarella
- 1 Salami Rosette
- 8 oz Brie small round
- ½ cup Cheddar Cheese chunks
- 6 slices Colby Jack Cheese slices squared
- ½ cup Pepper Jack cheese chunks
- ½ cup Fontina Cheese chunks
- Blue Cheese wedge
- Parmesan Cheese wedge
- 1 cup Fresh Mozzarella pearls
- 5 Mini Babybell cheese semi-soft
- 5 oz Boursin herbed cheese
- 7-8 Strawberries
- ½ cup Grapes
- ¼ cup Pomegranate
- ½ cup Blueberries
- ½ cup Blackberries
- ½ cup Baby Tomatoes
- ½ cup Green Olives
- ½ cup Kalamata Olives
- ½ cup Black Olives
- ¼ cup Red Pepper Jelly
- ¼ cup Cranberry Jam
- Wheat Ritz Crackers
- Christmas Tree jelly Candy
- Christmas Jordan Almonds
- Christmas Jelly Rings Candy
- Hershey Kisses
- Chocolate Pretzels
- Gingerbread Cookies
- Take your first slice of salami and place half of it in the glass with the remaining folded over the rim of the glass. Take your second piece of salami and place it halfway over the first layer, half of it in the glass with the remaining folded over the rim of the glass.
- Take your third piece of salami and place it halfway over the second layer, half of it in the glass with the remaining folded over the rim of the glass. Keep going around the glass until you’ve used all 9 pieces of salami. Take your glass and turn it upside down and lightly press the salami pieces on top of the board upside down. Remove the salami from the shot glass, and set the rose to the side.
- Use a gingerbread cookie cutter and cut out the gingerbread man shape. Press the cookie cutter only ¼ of the way down. Use a knife to cut out the shape following the cookie cutter lines. Set to the side.
- Place the gingerbread-shaped hole in the brie cheese on the board. Add the ramekins for the jams and jellies on the board. Now add the blue cheese wedge, parmesan wedge, salami rosette, and Boursin herb cheese on the board. Surround the brie wheel with rolled salami, rolled pepperoni, rolled prosciutto, and rolled dry coppa. Add the remaining meats, prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella, and soppressata-wrapped mozzarella on the board.
- Now place the chunks and slices of cheese on the board. Use the baby bell on the edge of the board to hold in the smaller items. Place the fruits, olives, and tomatoes on the board in various locations. Make sure to fill in the center holes on the board with your fruits and veggies. Take your extra items “ garnishes “ and fill in the holes. Add your pomegranate pearls to your brie cheese round. Serve and enjoy