16 Holiday Charcuterie Board Ideas to Inspire You

16 Holiday Charcuterie Board Ideas to Inspire You

Get inspired with these holiday charcuterie board ideas!

Festive charcuterie boards are the perfect addition to your holiday feast.  They’re nice to look at, inspire fun wine pairings, and, most importantly, are delicious.  It can be easy to get lost in the world of artisan meats and locally-sourced cheeses. but don’t worry—I’m here to help! 

If you’re needing a little guidance before crafting your charcuterie board, check out How to Craft the Perfect, Simple Charcuterie Board DIY!

Holiday Charcuterie Board Roundup

Holiday charcuterie wreath
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A Holiday Charcuterie Wreath

Looking for a unique and fun Christmas appetizer? Then look no further than this holiday charcuterie wreath! Essentially a Christmas-themed charcuterie board, this wreath is made up of all your favorite holiday meats, cheeses, and snacks. It’s the perfect way to impress your guests and get them in the Christmas spirit! Plus, it’s super easy to make. Simply arrange your meats, cheeses, crackers, and other snacks on a large plate or platter in the shape of a wreath. Then garnish with sprigs of rosemary or other Christmas decorations. If you really want to go all out, you can even add a mini Christmas tree in the center! Either way, your guests are sure to love this festive and tasty treat.

Instructions & inspiration here

Christmas tree platter
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Christmas Tree Cheese Platter

A Christmas tree platter is a festive and tasty way to enjoy the holiday season. This unique platter is made by arranging various meats, cheeses, fruits, and vegetables into the shape of a Christmas tree. The result is a beautiful and delicious centerpiece that is perfect for holiday parties or family gatherings. Christmas charcuterie boards are typically made with a variety of meats, such as ham, turkey, or chicken, and a variety of cheeses, such as cheddar, swiss, or provolone. Fruit and vegetable toppings may include cranberries, grapes, strawberries, carrots, celery, and peppers. Crackers, breadsticks, and pretzels are also commonly included on Christmas tree platters. Whether you’re looking for an elegant appetizer or a fun and festive snack, this board is sure to please.

Instructions & inspiration here

Christmas dessert charcuterie board
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Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board

This festive and indulgent board is a sweet twist on the classic holiday charcuterie board! This board features an array of sweet treats, fresh berries, chocolate candies, brownies or truffles, and whatever else satisfies your sweet tooth! It’s sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike! Get creative and have fun putting together your own unique board. Your guests will be impressed – and you’ll have a delicious dessert to enjoy afterward!

Instructions & inspiration here

Proscuitto wrapped apples
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Prosciutto Wrapped Apples

What would a Christmas celebration be without a charcuterie board? This year, take your charcuterie game up a notch with prosciutto-wrapped apples. This festive and easy-to-make appetizer is sure to be a hit with your guests. To make prosciutto-wrapped apples, simply wrap thin slices of prosciutto around cubed apples. You can also add a small slice of cheese or a dollop of honey for extra flavor. Then arrange the wrapped apples on your charcuterie board along with other meats, cheeses, fruits, and veggies. With its mix of sweet and savory flavors, these prosciutto-wrapped apples will definitely be the star of your Christmas charcuterie board!

Instructions & inspiration here

Christmas charcuterie board
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Christmas Charcuterie Board

Christmas is a time for family, friends, and of course, food! One of the best ways to show your Christmas spirit is by creating a festive charcuterie board. A Christmas charcuterie board can be filled with all sorts of holiday-themed items, from Christmas cookies to candy canes, or even fruit! You can even get creative with your presentation, using Christmas-themed serving dishes and platters. So whether you’re looking for a unique way to entertain guests or simply want to show off your Christmas spirit, a charcuterie board is the perfect way to do it!

Instructions & inspiration here

Holiday charcuterie box
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Holiday Charcuterie Box

One of my favorite holiday traditions is making a Christmas charcuterie board. I love being able to pick out all of the festive meats, cheeses, and fruits to create a beautiful and tasty display. The best part is that there’s something for everyone on the board – whether they’re a meat-lover or prefer something on the sweeter side. If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to entertain your guests this Christmas, try organizing your items into a festive holiday charcuterie box.

Instructions & inspiration here

Sweet and savory charcuterie box
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Sweet and Savory Charcuterie Box

Christmas is a time for friends, family, and feasting. And what better way to enjoy the holiday season than with a sweet and savory charcuterie box? This festive box is packed with all of your favorite Christmas flavors, from rich and savory meats to creamy cheeses and tangy fruits. Plus, it’s easy to customize your box to suit your taste. 

Instructions & inspiration here

Hot chocolate dessert board
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Hot Chocolate Dessert Board

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making a huge hot chocolate dessert board. It’s super simple: Atart with a big platter or tray. Then, fill it with all your favorite hot chocolate toppings. I like to include marshmallows, candy canes, chocolate chips, and crushed Graham crackers. You can also get creative with other Christmas-themed treats like gingerbread cookies or Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer pretzels. But the best part of this Christmas treat is that it’s completely customizable. So whether you like your hot chocolate with just a little bit of sugar or you like to go all out with whipped cream and sprinkles, there’s something for everyone on this tasty dessert board!

Instructions & inspiration here

Candy cane board
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Candy Cane Inspired Charcuterie Board

This year, make your holiday spread extra special with a candy cane-inspired charcuterie board. Start with a variety of meats and cheeses, including some festive Christmas colors like red and green. Add some crackers or bread for dipping, along with some Christmas-themed cookies or other sweets. This board is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. 

Instructions & inspiration here

Pinecone shaped cheese balls
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Holiday Pinecone Shaped Cheese Balls

One of my favorite holiday traditions is creating a festive charcuterie board. This year, I’m giving it a Christmas twist with these holiday pinecone-shaped cheese balls. They’re easy to make and guaranteed to impress your guests. All you need is some cream cheese, shredded cheese, and chopped nuts. Simply mix everything together, shape it into balls. For the finishing touch, add a little sprig of rosemary. These holiday pinecone-shaped cheese balls are the perfect addition to any Christmas party spread. They’re also great for gift-giving. Package them up in cellophane bags and tie them with a festive ribbon for a tasty Christmas treat that everyone will love!

Instructions & inspiration here

Antipasto holiday wreath
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A Beautiful Antipasto Holiday Wreath

Christmas is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about Christmas dinner! One of my favorite things about Christmas dinner serving a festive and delicious platter. And this antipasto wreath is perfect! I love all of the different meats, cheeses, and vegetables that you can put on an antipasto platter. This year, I’m going to take it one step further and make a Christmas charcuterie board wreath!

Instructions & inspiration here

Holiday burrata board
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Holiday Burrata Board

If you’re looking for a Christmas-themed appetizer that will impress your guests, look no further than this holiday burrata board. This festive charcuterie board features all the traditional Christmas flavors, from creamy burrata to tart cranberries. It’s the perfect way to start off any holiday gathering!

Instructions & inspiration here

Candy charcuterie board
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Candy Charcuterie Board

One of the best parts of the holiday season is indulging in all of your favorite festive treats. If you’re looking for a unique twist on the traditional Christmas feast, why not try a candy charcuterie board? This sweet twist on the classic charcuterie board is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. Simply gather your favorite Christmas candy and arrange it on a platter or plate. Be sure to include a variety of colors and flavors to create an eye-catching and delicious display. Christmas candy charcuterie boards are the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth this holiday season!

Instructions & inspiration here

Holly Jolly Kids Snacks Board
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Holly Jolly Kids Snacks Boards

Christmas is a great time to get together with family and friends, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with this snack board! This festive board is packed with a great variety of veggies, cookies, and festive dips. Dip into this Christmas charcuterie board and enjoy all of the holiday flavors!

Instructions & inspiration here

Christmas Cookie Board
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Christmas Cookie Board

Christmas cookie boards are a fun way to celebrate the holiday season. Christmas cookie boards are perfect for sharing with loved ones and offer a little something for everyone. Best of all, they’re easy to make! Simply gather up your favorite Christmas cookies and arrange them on a plate or cutting board. Add some festive Christmas decorations and you’re good to go! So this holiday season, skip the traditional Christmas dessert and try something new with a Christmas cookie board. Your friends and family are sure to love it!

Instructions & inspiration here

Easy Holiday Dessert Board
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Easy Holiday Dessert Board

Christmas cookie boards, or Christmas charcuterie boards, are a fun and festive way to enjoy all your favorite holiday cookies in one place. Simply choose a variety of Christmas cookies that you love, and arrange them on a board or platter. Add a few Christmas-themed decorations, such as mini trees or candy canes, and you’ve got a beautiful and delicious Christmas cookie board that will be the hit of any holiday party.

Instructions & inspiration here

Common Charcuterie Board Questions

How to make a holiday charcuterie board?
A holiday charcuterie board is all about adding your favorite Christmas inspired foods. If you’re stuck on how to start putting it all together, check out How to Craft the Perfect, Simple Charcuterie Board DIY !

What do you put on a charcuterie board for Christmas?
Some delicious foods you can add to your holiday board include charcuterie meats, cheeses, olives, roasted nuts, creamy spreads, crackers, veggies, and herbs. I also love to add some sweet bites like dried fruits, chocolate-covered nuts, candy canes, and Christmas cookies.

If you make a Christmas-inspired charcuterie board, take a picture on Instagram and tag me @winewithpaige!