Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas

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These Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas are all the fun and festive inspiration you need for your holiday parties and family gatherings. Whether you’re looking for something savory, sweet or a little bit of both, these great ideas are sure to make your holiday table merry and bright!

Candy cane inspired charcuterie board

What is a Charcuterie Board?

Original charcuterie boards were originally made using various types of cold cut meats and were served as a hearty appetizer before the main course. The word “charcuterie,” literally means “cooked meats.” However, over the last several years these boards, also known as grazing boards, have taken on a whole new life. I, for one, could not be more thrilled!

From breakfast boards, fruit and veggie boards to dessert boards and all sorts of themed boards in between, charcuterie boards are so much fun to put together and people always gravitate towards them! Plus, these make such a colorful and elegant presentation on your table and are perfect for just about any occasion.

🔪 Recommended Tools for Charcuterie Boards

To make a successful charcuterie board, it’s important to have a few of these supplies on hand. They help organize the board and make it easier for your guests to serve themselves:

  • Large cutting board – A non-porous wood, slate or marble board works best.
  • Serving platter – If you don’t have a cutting board, you can use any food-safe large tray or platter that you have on hand.
  • Cheese knives – Place several of these on the platter to help cut harder cheeses.
  • Cheese spreader- Great for spreading soft cheeses onto crackers.
  • Small bowls – These are great for keeping wet items like jams, dips, pickles or sweet peppers separate from the dry items, while also adding some dimension to the board.
  • Small cookie cutter – This works great for when you want to cut various cheeses and fruits into different shapes. Stars and Christmas tree shapes are really popular choices for the holiday season.
  • Party picks (frill picks)- You can get these from the grocery store or dollar store. Put them in a couple of cute shot glasses to help grab olives or other small items.
  • Mini tongs- These are great to have on the board to grab heavier slices of meat or cheese or cookies and pretzels.

🎄 Best Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas

With charcuterie boards being all the craze right now, what better way to serve appetizers or snacks for parties or social gatherings than with creative and festive charcuterie boards.

Filled with finger foods that have a variety of colors, textures and tastes, these grazing boards are perfect for snacking in the kitchen with friends and family while preparing a meal or just enjoying a nice glass of wine!

1. Cute Santa Christmas Charcuterie Board

Serve up a very merry appetizer this holiday season with this cute Santa Christmas charcuterie meat and cheese platter.
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2. Charcuterie Style Christmas Caprese Salad

This candy cane Christmas Caprese Salad is super easy and festive! Serve with toasted sourdough, balsamic vinegar & olive oil for dipping for a simple appetizer that will impress all your guests!
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3. Candy Cane Charcuterie Board

Candy Cane Charcuterie Board square
This is our new favorite holiday grazing board! Packed full of holiday colors and flavors with all your favorite meats, cheese, fruits and veggies, it’s everything you love from a classic charcuterie board!
Check out this recipe

4. Christmas Charcuterie Wreath (just 5 Ingredients)

Made with only 5 ingredients and a little fresh rosemary, this board is ready in just 15 minutes. Easy and delicious, it’s filled with antipasto, Italian-inspired flavors that make a great addition to your holiday table.
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5. Mozzarella Cheese and Olive Wreath

Serve this fresh Mozzarella Cheese and Olive Wreath as a fun festive holiday appetizer or snack. It's an easy appetizer with mozzarella balls, kalamata olives, Castelvetrano olives and tomatoes that's perfect for your Christmas feasts.
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6. Christmas Wreath Charcuterie With Fruit

Christmas fruit trays are a great way to serve healthy festive treats at a Christmas party or even on Christmas morning. This fun fruit tray is shaped like a Christmas wreath and easy to make with green grapes and berries.
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7. Festive Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board

This easy Christmas charcuterie board is packed with cheese, olives, grapes, and meats, and shaped into a gorgeous and festive wreath shape. It’s the perfect holiday board for Christmas parties!
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8. Easy Pinwheel Christmas Tree Appetizer

This festive charcuterie board is made with no bake Pinwheels in a cute Christmas tree shape and garnished with colorful cherry tomatoes. It’s an impressive but simple snack that’ll be a hit at your holiday parties and get togethers!
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9. Christmas Tree Appetizer Board

This easy and delicious Christmas tree appetizer is the perfect appetizer to serve before Christmas dinner! Flavorful bruschetta is perfectly formed into a festive Christmas tree shape!
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10. Simple Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

This Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board will be a showstopper at your Christmas gathering! The best part is how easy this board is to assemble!
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11. Christmas Tree Cheese Board

This Christmas tree cheese board is easy to make and perfect for snacking! Made with fresh sprigs of rosemary, black and green olives, fresh fruit, nuts and cheese, this delicious holiday Charcuterie board is perfect for your next holiday party.
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12. Christmas Charcuterie Board

We love this festive Christmas charcuterie board for the holidays. It’s filled beautiful board with cheese, meat, crackers, fruit, olives, and more for the perfect holiday party appetizer.
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13. Christmas Cookie Charcuterie Board

Who doesn’t love homemade Christmas cookies! This cookie charcuterie board is the perfect tray for parties
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14. Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board

This Christmas charcuterie board makes for a super fun Christmas food board! This dessert charcuterie board, loaded with cookies, candy, and other seasonal treats, is sure to be a hit at any party!
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15. Festive and Fun Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board
Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board from above
This Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board, with a fun variety of hot chocolate and delicious toppings, is perfect for your next holiday party!
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16. Christmas Cheese Board

This beautiful cheese board is the perfect appetizer for any Christmas get-together.
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17. Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Filled with pancakes, waffles, fruit, and more, this breakfast charcuterie board is the perfect way to start your day!
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18. Candy Cane Charcuterie Board

These charcuterie boards are so creative and delicious, they’re guaranteed to be a hit at your holiday parties! If you’re looking for even more holiday recipes, you’ll want to check these out:

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These ideas are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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