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32 Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas
These Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas are the perfect way to add an extra special touch to your holiday parties and family get-togethers. Whether the theme is savory, sweet, or a mix of both, these beautifully arranged boards will be a huge hit with your friends and family.
Festive Christmas Charcuterie Boards
If you’re planning a Christmas dinner or have a Christmas party coming up, these festive charcuterie boards make fantastic appetizer or dessert options. They’re a simple way to serve an wide variety snacks and finger foods with a fun and creative presentation.
Charcuterie boards are always such a huge hit when entertaining because they allow your guests to enjoy a quick nibble while standing around visiting with one another. As a host, you’ll love them too because there’s very little (if any) cooking involved. You can prep most of the fruits, veggies and other items in advance, then just arrange them right before your guest arrive.
Learn how to build an amazing charcuterie board with all the best tips and tricks.
Why We Love These Recipes
- Lots of variety – From a sweet frosting dessert board to savory meats and cheeses, all your snack cravings are covered with these ideas.
- Step-by-step instructions – These recipe has simple instructions that makes creating a beautiful presentation super easy.
- Simple ingredients – Almost every item you need to make these charcuterie boards are premade items you can pick up at any grocery store.
Best Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas
We’ve found the best Christmas cheese boards, red and green Christmas boards, charcuterie boards shaped like a Christmas tree, a holiday grazing board, and so many gorgeous charcuterie boards that make beautiful holiday boards. These are all wonderful ideas. Whether it’s a themed charcuterie board like the Grinch, or just one that uses holiday meat and cheese, any of these will be the star of your holiday gathering.
Savory Christmas Charcuterie Boards
1. Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board
2. Christmas Charcuterie Wreath
3. Grinch Christmas Charcuterie Board
4. Healthy Christmas Tree Grazing Board
5. Candy Cane Caprese Board
6. Festive Vertical Charcuterie Tree Charcuterie
7. Holiday Cheese Board
8. Christmas Charcuterie Board
9. Savory Christmas Charcuterie Board
10. The Easiest Christmas Tree Board
Cheese Board Ideas
11. Pomegranate Charcuterie Board for the Holidays
12. Cute Santa Christmas Charcuterie Board
13. Mickey Santa Christmas Charcuterie Board
14. Wreath Charcuterie: Antipasto Christmas Charcuterie Wreath
15. Holiday Party Snack Board
16. The Grinch Fruit Board
17. Christmas Meat and Cheese Board
18. Festive Candy Cane Snack Board
19. Antipasto Christmas Tree
Sweet Charcuterie Boards for Christmas
20. No Bake Christmas Cookie Charcuterie Board
21. Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board
22. Santa Gnome Dessert Board
23. Christmas Dessert Board
24. Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board
25. Christmas Wreath Fruit Board
26. Christmas Candy Charcuterie Board
27. Christmas Treat Charcuterie Board
28. Sweet Holiday Charcuterie Board
29. Christmas Movie Charcuterie Snack Board
30. Best Christmas Dessert Board
31. Snowman Frosting Board
Tips for the Perfect Christmas Charcuterie Board
Recommend Tools for a Charcuterie Board
- Big board – Any non-porous (like bamboo) large wooden board, slate, or marble board will do. It can be a rectangle, square, or round board.
- Serving platter – If you don’t have a large cutting board, there’s no need to buy one. You can use a large serving platter.
- Cheese knives – You will want to use these to help slice harder cheeses like gouda and parmesan.
- Cheese spreaders – These are used to spread soft cheeses, like brie or goat cheese, onto crackers. They are also great for spreading frosting on dessert boards.
- Small bowls – Place these on the board to hold jams, dips, or wet items like pickles, olives, or small sweet peppers.
- Small cookie cutter – For cutting slices of cheese and a variety of meats into a wreath, star, or Christmas tree shape.
- Party pick – Set a small shot glass of them on the board to help grab olives or other small items.
- Mini tongs – Needed to serve heavier slices of pepperoni, salami, or other types of meat or cheese. They’re also great for picking up cookies, pretzels, or other finger foods.
- Prep ahead – Save a little time by slicing the cheese, meat, fruits, and veggies ahead of time and placing them in the fridge. Add wet items to the small bowls and cover with plastic wrap. Then, right before the party begins, arrange the items on the board.
- Fillers – To make a beautiful board, you’ll want all the empty spaces filled. Fresh rosemary springs, fresh basil, or fresh parsley work well to add color and fill empty spots. Fresh flowers also make a great addition.
- Balance the ingredients – When placing the items on the board, work by adding similar items directly across from one another. For instance, if you add a salami rose to one corner, you’ll want to add another one to the opposite side.
- Add color – For a festive charcuterie board, think about foods with holiday colors. Raspberries, pomegranate seeds and strawberries are great for adding pops of red colors. For dessert boards, colorful candies, cookies, cupcakes and candy canes are a great choice.
If you have leftovers, you will need to disassemble the items on the board and store them separately in airtight containers or freezer bags in the fridge. For best results and food safety, you’ll want to store produce, meat, and dairy separately.
What Should I Put on a Christmas Charcuterie Board?
Typically it’s just cheese and meat on a charcuterie board, but here are some other ideas for what to put on a Christmas charcuterie board:
- Assorted cheeses such as brie, cheddar, blue cheese, and goat cheese
- Cured meats such as prosciutto, salami, and chorizo
- Crackers and/or breadsticks
- Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and pistachios
- Fresh and dried fruits such as grapes, figs, and cranberries
- Olives and pickles for a savory element
- A variety of spreads such as fig jam, honey, and mustard
- Garnishes such as rosemary sprigs or edible flowers for a festive touch
Be sure to check out our Halloween Charcuterie boards too!
Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas
- Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board
- Christmas Charcuterie Wreath
- Grinch Christmas Charcuterie Board
- Healthy Christmas Tree Grazing Board
- Candy Cane Caprese Board
- Festive Vertical Charcuterie Tree Charcuterie
- Holiday Cheese Board
- Christmas Charcuterie Board
- Savory Christmas Charcuterie Board
- The Easiest Christmas Charcuterie Board
- Cute Santa Christmas Charcuterie Board
- Mickey Santa Christmas Charcuterie Board
- Antipasto Christmas Charcuterie Wreath
- Holiday Party Snack Board
- The Grinch Fruit Board
- Choose a Christmas Charcuterie Board
- Gather up the ingredients.
- Assemble and serve!
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