Serve The Laughing Cow cheese wedges as little Christmas trees, with delicious cranberries, pistachios, honey, and pretzel sticks for the tree base.

Laughing Cow Christmas Trees on big board

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Friends, just in time for Christmas, enjoy this fun cheese board, with deliciously creamy Laughing Cow cheese wedges laid out on the Big Board. With halved pretzel sticks inserted at the bottom of each cheese wedge, for the base of the tree, this is such a fun appetizer for young and old cheese lovers!

Laughing Cow Christmas Trees

Cheese Wedge Christmas Trees make a fun, festive holiday with simple ingredients, and look how cute it is, served on the Big Board!

Consider this the cutest Christmas Tree Cheese Wedges board ever! All you need is to add fresh rosemary around the outer rim of the board, to make a wreath.

a cheese Christmas tree

What cheeese is Laughing Cow made from?

Laughing Cow cheese is actually a secret recipe, but we do know it includes skimmed milk and a variety of cheeses (Cheddar, Gouda, Edam, Comté). It’s melted together (sort of like the texture of Velveeta cheese) and blended like a cheese fondue.

Why I love this recipe

  • It’s a festive appetizer to bring to a party.
  • Every bite is creamy, sweet & savory delicious!
  • You can mix it up and add jam, a variety of nuts and herbs!
  • So cute served on the 26-inch big board.

ingredients to make Laughing Cow Christmas Trees

Gather these ingredients

We bought our ingredients at Trader Joe’s!

  • The Laughing Cow cheese wedges (about 32 total).
  • Trader Joe’s Pretzel Sticks, halved
  • Trader Joe’s dried cranberries
  • Pistachio nuts, chopped
  • Honey
  • Fresh rosemary, for board garnish

cheese trees shaped into a Christmas tree

How do you make Laughing Cow Christmas Trees?

  1. Unwrap Laughing Cow cheese wedges and set on a plate while you break the pretzel rods in half.
  2. Next, carefully push the pretzel into the flat/bottom part of the triangle to make a tree trunk. Do it gently, and it’s okay if the cheese splits a bit, it should stay together (because it’s so soft).
  3. Place the trees on a big board, in the shape of a Christmas tree, starting at the top with one, and ending with 7 or 8 in a row.
  4. Next, drizzle the honey over the cheese (so the next ingredients will stick to it).
  5. Sprinkle the dried cranberries and the chopped pistachios over the honey.
  6. Serve immediately. [They are soft, which is why you want to serve right away.]

a triangle cheese wedge to make a Christmas tree

Only 5 ingredients – so easy!

Consider this board of 32 to feed around 12-16 guests. Or, think of this when you are making a cheese appetizer.

5-ounces of cheese will serve around 5 guests. If you allow 1 ounce per person, you will be safe to have enough appetizers for Christmas.

Laughing Cow Christmas Trees with pretzels

Tips and substitutions:

  • Once the Laughing Cow cheese is opened, you need to use it right away.
  • Instead of laughing cow cheese, you can use brie triangles.
  • You have to serve right away, especially once you commit to adding the honey and other ingredients. Otherwise they will get soft and soggy.
  • Do not freeze, because this type of soft cheese will change texture, once defrosted.
  • Be gentle in pressing the pretzel into the base.
  • Other options is to add raspberry jam to each one, with pistachios and a balsamic glaze.

These cheese trees are a perfect addition to any holiday charcuterie board! A simple way to entertain for Christmas!

Enjoy!

woman holding a cheese board

More tree appetizers you may want to try:

Christmas Tree Bread Appetizer

Mini Crescent Dogs Tree

Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

Laughing Cow Christmas Trees on big board
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Laughing Cow Christmas Trees

Serve The Laughing Cow's cheese wedges as little Christmas trees, with cranberries, pistachios, honey, and pretzel sticks for the tree base. Makes 32 bites. Serve on the 26-inch BIG BOARD.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 16
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Ingredients
 

  • 4 5.4 oz The Laughing Cow cheese wedges, about 32 total
  • 1 pkg Trader Joe’s Pretzel Sticks, halved
  • 1 Trader Joe’s dried cranberries
  • 1 Pistachio nuts, chopped
  • Honey
  • Fresh rosemary, garnish

Instructions
 

  • Unwrap Laughing Cow cheese wedges and set on a plate while you break the pretzel rods in half.
  • Next, carefully push the pretzel into the flat/bottom part of the triangle to make a tree trunk. Do it gently, and it’s okay if the cheese splits a bit, it should stay together (because it’s so soft).
  • Place the trees on a big board, in the shape of a Christmas tree, starting at the top with one, and ending with 7 or 8 in a row.
  • Next, drizzle the honey over the cheese (so the next ingredients will stick to it).
  • Sprinkle the dried cranberries and the chopped pistachios over the honey.
  • Serve immediately.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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