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Christmas Charcuterie Board

Christmas is a time for joy, festivities, and indulging in delicious treats. Elevate your holiday gatherings with a festive Christmas Charcuterie Board that’s sure to impress your guests. This beautifully arranged board combines a variety of flavors, textures, and colors to create a stunning centerpiece for your holiday spread.

Tasting Notes

This Christmas Charcuterie Board offers a delightful array of savory, sweet, and tangy flavors. From the rich cheeses and cured meats to the vibrant fruits and crunchy nuts, each bite is a harmonious blend of complementary tastes and textures. The festive touches of cranberries, rosemary, and seasonal spreads add a touch of holiday cheer to every nibble.


  • Assorted cheeses (such as brie, cheddar, gouda, and blue cheese)
  • Cured meats (such as prosciutto, salami, and pepperoni)
  • Assorted crackers and breadsticks
  • Fresh fruits (such as grapes, strawberries, and figs)
  • Dried fruits (such as apricots, cranberries, and dates)
  • Mixed nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, and pecans)
  • Olives (such as Kalamata and green olives)
  • Seasonal spreads (such as cranberry sauce, fig jam, and honey)
  • Fresh herbs (such as rosemary and thyme)
  • Optional: chocolate truffles or other sweet treats for added indulgence

Kitchen Equipment

  • Large wooden or slate serving board
  • Small bowls or ramekins for spreads and olives
  • Cheese knives and small serving utensils
  • Decorative picks or toothpicks for easy serving


  1. Start by arranging the cheeses and cured meats on the serving board, placing them in alternating patterns for visual appeal.
  2. Fill small bowls or ramekins with seasonal spreads such as cranberry sauce, fig jam, or honey, and place them strategically around the board.
  3. Next, add clusters of fresh fruits, dried fruits, and mixed nuts to fill in the gaps between the cheeses and meats.
  4. Scatter olives and fresh herbs throughout the board for added flavor and visual interest.
  5. Arrange assorted crackers and breadsticks in a decorative pattern, ensuring there are plenty for guests to enjoy with the cheeses and spreads.
  6. Optional: Add a few chocolate truffles or other sweet treats to satisfy those with a sweet tooth.
  7. Garnish the board with sprigs of fresh rosemary or thyme for a festive finishing touch.

Pro Tips

  • Allow the cheeses and cured meats to come to room temperature before serving to enhance their flavors.
  • Use a variety of textures and colors to create visual interest on the board.
  • Don’t overcrowd the board – leave some space between items for easy serving and aesthetic appeal.
  • Have extra crackers and breadsticks on hand to replenish the board as needed throughout your gathering.
  • Get creative with your garnishes – consider adding edible flowers or decorative holiday-themed accents for a festive touch.


  • Customize your Christmas Charcuterie Board with your favorite cheeses, meats, and accompaniments.
  • Add festive touches such as holiday-shaped cheese cutouts or themed serving utensils for extra flair.
  • Incorporate seasonal ingredients like pomegranate seeds, candied nuts, or winter squash for a unique twist.
  • Create a themed board based on a specific holiday tradition or color scheme for added fun and whimsy.


Can I prepare the charcuterie board in advance?

Yes, you can prepare most of the components of the charcuterie board in advance. Arrange the cheeses, cured meats, and non-perishable items on the board a few hours before your gathering, then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Add fresh fruits, nuts, and garnishes just before serving for the best presentation.

How do I store leftover charcuterie board ingredients?

Store any leftover cheeses, cured meats, and perishable items in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Nuts and dried fruits can be stored in resealable bags or containers at room temperature. Enjoy any leftover ingredients within a few days for optimal freshness.

Yield: 8-10 servings

Christmas Charcuterie Board

christmas charcuterie board
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  • 6 oz thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 6 oz sliced salami
  • 6 oz sliced pepperoni
  • 4 oz sliced chorizo


  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 8 oz brie cheese, sliced
  • 6 oz blue cheese
  • 6 oz goat cheese

Fruits & Nuts:

  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1 cup strawberries, halved
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts)


  • 1/2 cup olives
  • 1/2 cup pickles
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup fig jam
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce

Crackers & Bread:

  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • 1 box crackers (assorted)


  1. Prepare the Board: Start by arranging the cheeses in the center of the board, leaving space between each variety. Place small bowls or ramekins for spreads around the cheeses.
  2. Add the Meats: Fold or roll the slices of prosciutto, salami, pepperoni, and chorizo, and arrange them around the cheeses.
  3. Fruit & Nut Placement: Fill in the gaps with clusters of grapes, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and mixed nuts.
  4. Fill in with Accompaniments: Place olives, pickles, honey, mustard, fig jam, and cranberry sauce in the bowls or ramekins around the board.
  5. Crackers & Bread: Arrange the sliced baguette and assorted crackers in a decorative manner around the board, ensuring easy access for guests.
  6. Garnish & Serve: Optionally, garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs or edible flowers for a festive touch. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Christmas Charcuterie Board

Written by Patricia M

Welcome to "My Cooking Recipes," a culinary treasure trove where passion for food meets the warmth of home cooking. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma who has spent a lifetime in the kitchen, weaving love into every dish. This website is my canvas, showcasing not only my personal creations but also handpicked recipes from across the web. Here, you'll find a blend of traditional family favorites and innovative culinary experiments, all designed to inspire and delight.

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