This Christmas Charcuterie Board is made in the shape of a wreath, with cheese, meats, crackers, and fruit–a beautiful holiday charcuterie.

Christmas Charcuterie

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We have a lot of holiday charcuterie board ideas here on the blog, but today’s is an especial favorite of mine. Grab the simple shopping list to make this Christmas Charcuterie.

Christmas Charcuterie

My favorite sources for holiday charcuterie boards are World Market and Trader Joe’s. Both have an amazing selection of goodies to put on the board (World Market is especially good for unique spreads, crackers, chocolates, candies, jellies, nuts, and more!) And if you’re looking for a non-alcoholic holiday punch recipe, this recipe is festive and beautiful.

holiday Christmas Charcuterie

Why we love this board

We love our big boards, because not only are they food safe, they have a raised lip around the outside, to keep the food in place.

  • During the holidays, our family ends up grazing on leftovers and appetizers. I love making a Christmas Charcuterie Board like this, because I can just set it out while we are snacking and playing games.
  • Everyone serves themselves.
  • It serves as a combination of a cheese board and a dessert!
  • It is also great for holiday parties and gatherings.

cheese, pears and crackers

We love to serve charcuterie boards at parties, because not only are they beautiful, they are delicious. Read our post for making an epic charcuterie board, or check out our Thanksgiving Cheese Board, Brie-Filled Heart Charcuterie Board for Valentine’s Day, and our St. Patrick’s Day Grazing Board.

a round wreath Christmas Charcuterie

Gather these ingredients

  • Pomegranates
  • Salt and pepper pistachios: (or regular)
  • Roasted salted hazelnuts=
  • Pepper jelly
  • Milk chocolate and pistachio chocolate squares
  • Prosciutto
  • Calabrese salami
  • Klar Melk truffle Gouda cheese
  • Boursin cheese round
  • Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue Cheese wedge
  • Asian pear
  • Figs
  • Moon drop grapes
  • Dates: or figs
  • Seedy crackers
  • Leslie Stowe crackers + other assorted crackers
  • Fresh cranberries
  • Bundles of sage and thyme and rosemary: (for the wreath)

a wreath Christmas Charcuterie

Other Christmas Charcuterie Board ingredients to add:

  • Green olives
  • Red and green bell pepper strips
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cubed cheddar cheese
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Strawberries or raspberries

You can also use tree-shaped or ornamment-shaped cookie cutters to cut slices of cheese

cheese and crackers

How do you make a Christmas Charcuterie Board?

  1. Gather festive fruit in season, with cheese, nuts, meats, and crackers.
  2. Set out a BIG BOARD (with raised edge so the food all stays on the board).
  3. Arrange the items on your platter to form a Christmas charcuterie wreath.
  4. Finish by filling in the empty spaces with cranberries and shorter herb pieces, then line the inside of the ring with long, full stems.

pomegranate seeds on charcuterie

Tips and substitutions:

  • If you can’t find some of the ingredients listed below, simply substitute what you do have (other nuts, other apple and grape varieties, different meats, etc).
  • The herbs that garnish the board can be purchased at the store in the plastic containers in the produce section. I also recommend foraging for herbs around your neighborhood! Funny enough, there are often bushes of rosemary and thyme around you if you look. The herbs play more than an aesthetic role here—the aromas from the herbs add to the delicious experience of the board, and undoubtedly add to the ambiance of the gathering.
  • Use your favorite cheeses and crackers.
  • Buy pomegranates fresh and cut open yourself, or you can buy them packaged in the store.

blue cheese and crackers

You can copy exactly what I did, or if you are wanting to create something all your own, I have some tips for you:

Charcuterie boards are different for everyone. I always say, use what you have! But they should be full and abundant, with your favorite snacks. If you have a smaller group, then start off with a smaller board so you can fill it up! The board I used for this recipe is 26-inches, but you can use any size, depending on your needs.

Think ahead to what is in season, and always feel free to add a little sweet “nosh.”

The more variety, the more vibrant and interesting your Christmas Charcuterie Board will look!

Style the board with small bowls, then add larger items, then smaller items, then garnishes. We offer a great nesting bowls set, that you may want to check out.

Tis the season to be….snacking!


pepper jelly on a board

More boards to try:

Christmas Tree Waffle Sammie Board

Snowman Snack Board

Christmas Charcuterie Tree Board

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  • Undercut handles (a unique design)

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Christmas Charcuterie

Made on the 26-inch BIG BOARD
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 10
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  • 2 pomegranates, one or both cut open
  • 1 c salt and pepper pistachios
  • 1 c roasted salted hazlenuts
  • ½ c pepper jelly
  • 6 milk chocolate and pistachio chocolate squares
  • 3 oz prosciutto
  • 5 oz Calabrese salami
  • 1 wedge Klar Melk truffle Gouda cheese
  • 2 rounds Bijou cheese
  • 1 Boursin cheese round
  • 1 Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue Cheese wedge
  • 1 Asian pear, sliced
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • 8 figs, halved
  • 4 oz moon drop grapes
  • 1 c dates
  • 6 seedy crackers, broken
  • 1 package Leslie Stowe crackers
  • 6 servings other assorted crackers
  • ½ c fresh cranberries, to garnish
  • 1 large bundle of sage, about 2 store-bought containers
  • 1 large bunch thyme
  • 2 large bunches rosemary


  • 1 26-inch BIG BOARD


  • To assemble the board, place down larger ingredients like cheeses and bowls around the edge of the board, then fill in the remaining space with fruits, meats, and crackers.
  • Finish by filling in the empty spaces with cranberries and shorter herb pieces, then line the inside of the ring with long, full stems.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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Christmas Charcuterie Board