Learn how to make a beautiful charcuterie Christmas wreath for your next holiday party! Not only is it filled with your favourite seasonal snacks, but it is also a show-stopper on your grazing table.
Christmas parties are all about food and drink. When we host I love to put on an easy spread that I know our guests will love. I am known to pull out all the stops on a huge grazing board, and this year was nothing short of that. I decided instead of a regular board mix, I would get a little fancy. A wreath would be the perfect addition to the party.
Last year, when we hosted Christmas Eve, I filled our ENTIRE harvest table as one big Charcuterie board. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of it, but it was amazing. When I build it again, I will be sure to document it.
Why Charcuterie Boards Are a Wonderful Addition to Any Party
- Charcuterie boards (also known as grazing boards) are wonderful for parties because they are easy to put together!
- They have the perfect mix of sweet, savory, and salting, which pairs nicely with many drinks.
- You don’t have to cook! Unless you are adding a baked brie into the mix, you don’t have to turn your oven on. Just pull everything out from their packaging, cut, and place.
- Less mess. Charcuterie boards are a no-mess option for gatherings, you can prep it beforehand, cover and serve it when the guests arrive.
- No plates or utensles. The only utensils you need are a few spoons and cheese knives that live on your board.
What You Need To Make A Charcuterie Christmas Wreath
- Fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, sage)
- Red and Green Grapes
- Sugar Coated Cranberries
- Fresh Berries
- A Variety of Cheeses
- Deli Meats
- Jams & Dips
Fresh Herbs: For this charcuterie Christmas wreath I used a mix of thyme, rosemary, and sage.
Fresh Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries fit beautifully in this charcuterie wreath.
Deli Meats: I used a mix of hard and soft pepperoni and prosciutto.
Apples: Soak your apples in lemon juice or fresh fruit to keep them from turning brown.
Variety of Cheeses: This is key, choose a mix of soft and hard cheeses. I love using brie, smoked cheese, goat cheese, and Boursin.
How To Make A Charcuterie Christmas Wreath
- Start by getting all your ingredients out on your counter and put all your fruit, cheeses, and meats together. Wash and cut everything before you start building your wreath. This is the perfect time to cut your apples first and soak them while you finish the rest.
- I always like to start my charcuterie boards with the jams and cheese first, but because I am making a wreath, I chose to start with my grapes. Placing them around the outside of the board.
- Next place your cheeses, jams, followed by the meats.
- This is when you can start getting creative, add in the larger berries first, as well as olives. Keeping the placements along the outside of the board to form a wreath.
- You can slowly work inwards, keeping the wreath shape.
- Start taking extra meat, and berries and placing them throughout the wreath.
- Add in your herbs to look like greenery along with your sugared cranberries.
- And there you have it, your easy but beautiful charcuterie wreath!