30+ Festive Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas

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These Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas are all the fun and creative 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 ideas are sure to make your holiday merry and bright!

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Originally posted November 2022 / Updated October 2023

A wooden cutting board with a christmas tree made of meats and olives.

What is a Charcuterie Board?

The original charcuterie boards were originally made using various types of cold cut meats and were served as a hearty appetizer before the main course.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, dessert boards, and all sorts of themed boards in between, they’re so much fun to make. Set them out and watch as people gravitate towards them! Plus, these make such a colorful and elegant presentation on your table and are perfect for just about any occasion.

A person is preparing a christmas tree with cheese and meats on a wooden cutting board.

Recommended Tools to Make a Charcuterie Board

To make a successful holiday 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:

  • Big board: You don’t have to use a specific type of. Any non-porous wooden board, slate, or marble board works fine. We really love this popular bamboo cheese board and knife set from Amazon!
  • Serving platter: If you don’t have or can’t find a cutting board, you can’t go wrong with using 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 like gouda and parmesan.
  • Cheese spreader: Great for spreading soft types of cheese, like brie or goat cheese, 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): Don’t forget to set out some frill picks. You can get these at 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 pepperoni, salami, or other types of meat or cheese. They’re also great for picking up cookies, pretzels, or other finger foods.
  • Fresh herbs: Though not a tool, sprigs of fresh herbs are great for filling in empty spaces.

🎄 Best Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas

With these boards being all the craze right now, what better way to serve appetizers or snacks for parties or holiday gatherings than with creative and festive Christmas themed versions.

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. They also make great appetizers while enjoying a nice glass of wine!

Candy Cane Boards

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 meat and cheese board!
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Christmas Caprese Salad
Christmas Caprese Salad
This candy cane Christmas Caprese Salad is super easy and so cute! Serve with toasted sourdough, balsamic vinegar & olive oil for dipping for a simple appetizer that will impress all your guests!
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Wreath Boards

Christmas Skewer Board
Christmas Skewer Board
Made with only 5 ingredients and a little fresh rosemary, this easy Christmas themed board is one that is sure to impress your guests! Ready in just 15 minutes, it’s filled with antipasto and Italian-inspired flavors that make a great addition to your holiday table.
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Mozzarella Cheese and Olive Wreath
Mozzarella Cheese and Olive Wreath
Serve this fresh Mozzarella Cheese and Olive Board as a fun holiday snack. It's an easy platter with mozzarella balls, kalamata olives, Castelvetrano olives, and tomatoes that's perfect for your Christmas feasts.
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Christmas Fruit Tray
A plate filled with grapes and blackberries.
Make a Christmas fruit tray and you’ll have plenty of healthy festive choices for your 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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Festive Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board
Festive Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board
This gorgeous platter is made with cured meats, cheese, olives and grapes and makes the perfect holiday board for Christmas parties!
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Christmas Wreath With Meat Rose
Christmas Wreath With Meat Rose
This board is the perfect centerpiece for your appetizer table. Filled with meats & cheeses, it's sure to be a favorite.
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Christmas Wreath Snack Board
Christmas Wreath Snack Board
Put together this impressive board for nibbles all day long on the big day.
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Charcuterie Wreath
Charcuterie Wreath
These charcuterie skewers form an easy appetizer that comes together in less than 30 minutes.
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Antipasto Christmas Charcuterie
Antipasto Christmas Charcuterie
This Charcuterie Wreath is a fun, festive appetizer. Easy to make, it features flavourful antipasto skewers – sure to please your guests!
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Easy Christmas Charcuterie Board
A festive Christmas charcuterie board showcasing an assortment of delectable meats and cheeses, elegantly presented on a sleek marble countertop.
Make a festive board filled with beautifully arranged savory meats, cheeses, and other snacks in just minutes!
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Christmas Tree Charcuterie Boards

Easy Pinwheel Christmas Tree Appetizer
Easy Pinwheel Christmas Tree Appetizer
This festive sandwich platter is made with no bake pinwheels and garnished with colorful cherry tomatoes. It’s an impressive but simple snack that’ll be a hit at your holiday get togethers!
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Christmas Tree Appetizer Board
Christmas Tree Appetizer Board
Nothing says the holidays like a fun charcuterie Christmas tree. This easy and delicious board, with flavorful bruschetta formed into a festive Christmas tree shape, is the perfect appetizer to serve before Christmas dinner!
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Simple Christmas Tree Themed Board
Simple Christmas Tree Themed Board
Another one made in the shape of a Christmas tree, this themed board will be a showstopper over the holidays! Filled with savory treats and pomegranate seeds scattered to add pops of color, it’s both easy and delicious.
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Caprese Christmas Tree
A christmas tree with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil on a wooden cutting board.
This fun Caprese Christmas tree recipe is perfect to celebrate the season as it has all the yummy Caprese flavors you love…
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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 a cheese star to top it off, this delicious board is perfect for your next holiday get-together.
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Easy Meat & Cheese Holiday Board
Easy Meat & Cheese Holiday Board
We love this fun Christmas charcuterie board recipe for the holidays. It’s a beautiful board, shaped like a Christmas tree. Filled with cheese and meat, it also has lots of delicious extras like crackers, fruit, olives, and more for the perfect holiday snacking tray.
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Christmas Butter Board
Christmas Butter Board
This Christmas butter board is a unique idea that will be a big hit at your celebration.
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Meat And Cheese Holiday Board
Meat And Cheese Holiday Board
Impress your guests with this beautiful holiday board. Using slices of wedge-shaped cheeses and fresh sprigs of herbs, you can create an adorable and edible Christmas appetizer.
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Easy Christmas Tree Board!
Easy Christmas Tree Board!
This tree themed charcuterie board is shaped like a Christmas fir tree with rows of cheese and snacks.
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Christmas Cheese Boards

Cute Santa Board
Cute Santa Board
If you're looking for cheese board ideas, it doesn't get much cuter than this Santa themed one! It's sure to be a hit at your holiday parties!
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Christmas Cheese & Fruit Board
Christmas Cheese & Fruit Board
This beautiful platter is perfect for any Christmas get-together. With variety of cheeses to choose from, there’s something for everyone at holiday gatherings.
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Dessert Boards

Christmas Cookie Board
Christmas Cookie Board
Who doesn’t love homemade Christmas cookies? This cookie board is the perfect tray for parties…just make sure to include extra for Santa.
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Snow-tally Cute Santa Dessert Board
Snow-tally Cute Santa Dessert Board
This Santa Dessert Board is perfect for your holiday party! It includes a variety of delicious desserts, including a Santa cheeseball that will wow your friends and family!
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Reindeer Cheesecake Ball Platter
 Reindeer Cheesecake Ball Platter
If you’re looking for a fun dessert to bring to your next shindig, look no further than this Reindeer Cheesecake Ball Platter. Kids and adults alike love this idea!
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Christmas Dessert Platter
This easy Christmas sweets board is made with lots of delicious cookies, candy, and other seasonal treats. It's perfect for easy holiday entertaining.
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Christmas Sweets Board
Christmas Sweets Board
Bring the holiday fun with Christmas trees, candy canes, reindeer, gingerbread men, snowmen and Santa Claus sweet candy and dessert treats!
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More Holiday Charcuterie Boards

Grinch Christmas Charcuterie Board
Grinch Christmas Charcuterie Board
This Grinch board is perfect for holiday entertaining. It’s simple to make and impressive to serve!
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Christmas Charcuterie with Santa Mickey – Marathons & Motivation
Christmas Charcuterie with Santa Mickey - Marathons & Motivation
When you add Mickey Mouse to your snack board, you’re sure to have a popular treat. This Disney inspired holiday meat and cheese board has everything you need to feed a hungry crowd.
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Snowman Brie Board
Snowman Brie Board
Use brie to create an adorable snowman board for the holidays.
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Breakfast Platter
Breakfast Platter
Filled with pancakes, waffles, fruit, and more, this fun breakfast board is the perfect way to start any holiday morning. They best part is, it’s super easy to put together, so get creative and have fun with it.
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Hot Chocolate Board
Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board from above
This Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board, with a fun variety of hot chocolate and delicious toppings, is the perfect way to add a festive touch to your next holiday party! You can change up the ingredients to include your favorite treats.
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More Easy Holiday Recipes

Not only are they simple to assemble, these boards are so creative and delicious that they’re guaranteed to be a hit at your holiday get-togethers! If you’re looking for even more holiday recipes, you’ll want to check these out.

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Christmas Charcuterie Board Ideas


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!

Ingredients
 

  • Cute Santa Christmas Charcuterie Board
  • Charcuterie Style Christmas Caprese Salad
  • Candy Cane Charcuterie Board
  • Christmas Charcuterie Wreath
  • Mozzarella Cheese and Olive Wreath
  • Christmas Wreath Charcuterie With Fruit
  • Festive Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board
  • Easy Pinwheel Christmas Tree Appetizer
  • Christmas Tree Appetizer Board
  • Simple Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board
  • Christmas Tree Cheese Board
  • Christmas Charcuterie Board
  • Christmas Cookie Charcuterie Board
  • Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board
  • Festive and Fun Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

Instructions

  • Choose your favorite Christmas charcuterie board idea.
  • Make your grocery shopping list and gather the ingredients.
  • Assemble, serve and enjoy!
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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  1. These ideas are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    1. You’re so welcome! I’m glad you’re enjoying them!

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