This Holiday Wreath Charcuterie Board will be the showstopper of your holiday parties! It’s an easy appetizer for the Christmas season with simple ingredients.

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of year! If you’ve been following me here at Blackberry Babe for a while, you know that I used to run a charcuterie business.

I did it as a way to keep occupied while we were staying home, and had a ton of fun with it. The holiday season was definitely when demand for cheese boards was at it’s highest.

One thing that I never tackled was a festive Christmas wreath charcuterie board! Although, I’ve always thought they were super cute.

When I plan out my charcuterie boards, I actually sketch them to help visualize what I needed. So, when planning out this charcuterie wreath board, I drew it first!

The first part of the sketch was easy. I knew I wanted to use fresh rosemary for the greenery. Why?

Because rosemary is the most similar in appearance to fresh evergreen. Also, I knew wanted to stud the wreath with beautiful salami roses! 

a photo of charcuterie on a round wood board

My biggest struggle was figuring out the rest of the items for this charcuterie board wreath! I settled on using skewers to dot the wreath with items, hoping that they would look like ornaments (or garland).

Finally, I used a technique I use on any charcuterie board! I filled the gaps with nuts, fruit, cubed cheese and extra greenery.

I TOTALLY upped my charcuterie game with this wreath, and am super happy with how it turned out! 

a photo of a charcuterie wreath with salami roses

Want another holiday charcuterie board that’s super simple to make? Try my Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board!

Recipe Substitutions:

There are several substitutions you can make with this festive charcuterie board. Here are a few suggestions: 

  • Use other fresh herbs instead of the rosemary. 
  • Substitute green grapes for the red grapes. 
  • Use any type of red grape tomatoes for the mozzarella skewers! 
  • Substitute any type of flavor of nut for the herbed Marcona almonds. 

I do not recommend making substitutions for the salami. Hard salami holds the shape of the roses best of all the cured meats. 

Want to make a grazing table for your holiday party? Use this wreath as a centerpiece for your holiday table! Get a full tutorial here to make a huge charcuterie spread! 

an overhead photo of a charcuterie wreath on a wood board


Make this delicious charcuterie wreath your own with some of this suggested additions:

  • Pomegranate seeds are another way to add Christmas colors to your charcuterie wreath! You will also see them referred to as “arils.”
  • Add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and/or basil leaves to the tomato and mozzarella skewers. This will make them caprese style!
  • Use any type of pitted olive for the antipasto skewers, but I recommend having a contrast in colors! 
  • Tuck pieces of prosciutto in any gaps you have in the board. 

Check out my complete catalog of holiday appetizers.

a photo of a charcuterie wreath made with rosemary sprigs

Charcuterie Wreath Serving Suggestions: 

This is the type of appetizer that will steal the show at your family gatherings! I love that this gorgeous Christmas charcuterie board is beautiful by itself.

Or, you can even use it as the centerpiece for your holiday table.

Need another delicious appetizer to serve with this board? Try my Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts if you’re looking for a few more finger foods to serve! 

Want to make a traditional charcuterie board for your gathering? Check out my tutorial for Charcuterie for 15.

an overhead photo of a charcuterie wreath on a wood board

The Best Christmas Charcuterie Wreath

Yield: Serves 5-8
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This Holiday Wreath Charcuterie Board will be the showstopper of your holiday parties! It's an easy appetizer for the Christmas season with simple ingredients.


  • 20'' round wood board, or equivalent counter space
  • 16 toothpicks, for skewers
  • 20 rosemary sprigs, divided
  • 30 pieces hard salami, for roses
  • 4 small bunches grapes, any color
  • 8 ounces cubed cheese (white cheddar, pepper jack, any hard cheese)
  • 6 ounces cranberry coated goat cheese, sliced
  • 5 ounces marcona almonds
  • 1 ounce raspberries or dried fruits

For the tomato skewers:

  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 8 small mozzarella balls

For the antipasto skewers:

  • 8 green olives
  • 8 black olives or kalamata olives
  • 8 stuffed olives


  1. Make the wreath shape by laying approximately 15 sprigs of rosemary in a 20 inch circle shape of a wreath. a photo of rosemary sprigs arranged in a wreath shape
  2. Make 5-6 salami roses. Learn how to make a salami rose here. Place them around the board, touching the rosemary sprigs. a photo of rosemary sprigs and salami roses
  3. Lay the grape bunches in the space between the salami roses. a photo of rosemary sprigs, salami roses and grapes arranged in a circle
  4. Assemble the tomato skewers. Place one tomato and one mozzarella ball on each toothpick. Place each tomato skewer on the side of a salami rose. a photo of a charcuterie wreath being assembled
  5. Assemble the antipasto by putting 3 different colored olives on each toothpick. Place each olive skewer next to the tomato skewers. a photo of a charcuterie wreath being assembled
  6. Make 4-5 small piles of cubed cheese and place in available space. a photo of a charcuterie wreath being assembled
  7. ​Make 4-5 piles of 2-3 goat cheese slices, and place in available space. 
  8. Fill available space with several small piles of almonds. 
  9. Stud the wreath with the fresh raspberries or dried fruit. a photo of a charcuterie wreath with salami roses
  10. Halve the remaining rosemary sprigs. Tuck them under the salami roses to add a touch of greenery to the inside of the wreath. 

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 519Total Fat 39gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 92mgSodium 1106mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 5gSugar 7gProtein 26g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app and may be incorrect.

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