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Christmas Charcuterie Board

This Christmas Charcuterie Board has a red, white, and green theme for a festive cheese board spread! Follow the step-by-step instructions to learn exactly how to put it together to create a beautiful board for your holiday events. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, fruits, meats
Prep Time 10 minutes
20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 1000kcal


  • Block of sharp white cheddar
  • Triple Cream Brie
  • Block of aged manchego
  • Package of charcuterie meats
  • Fig & Olive crisp crackers
  • Box of assorted crackers
  • Red beet crackers
  • Truffle or smoked almonds
  • Green olives
  • Red and green bell peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Pesto for dipping
  • Raspberries
  • Pomegranate
  • Red grapes
  • Green pear
  • Dried cranberries or cherries
  • Dried Fuji apples
  • Peppermint Meringues
  • Fig preserves
  • Fresh rosemary


  • Prep your ingredients on a separate cutting board. Unbox crackers. Cube the cheddar. Slice the manchego in triangles and stack vertically. Once you have a tower, you can turn on its side to be seen as zig zags on the board. Roll the longer meats into cigars. Fold circle meats into “flowers” by folding in half and folding in half again. Wash and slice fruits and vegetables into thin slices or strips. Pour vegetable dip into a little bowl
  • Arrange cheeses evenly across the board.
  • Add meats in curved line around cheeses, arranging the longer rolls as vertical as possible
  • Arrange bowls of dip and olives
  • Add fruits and vegetables all around board
  • Decorate with crackers in stacks and rows
  • Fill in edges and holes with nuts, dried fruit and herbs
  • Top brie with preserves and meringues on top!