How to Make the Best Christmas Charcuterie Wreath
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 at 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. When planning out my own charcuterie wreath board, I drew it!
The first part 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!
My biggest struggle was figuring out the rest of this charcuterie board wreath! I settled on using skewers to dot the wreath with items that would look like ornaments (or garland).
And then, I decided to fill 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!
Want another holiday charcuterie board that’s super simple to make? Try my Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board!
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!
Making 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 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 do 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.
Charcuterie Wreath Serving Suggestions:
This is the type of appetizer that will steal the show at your family gatherings! This gorgeous Christmas charcuterie board is beautiful by itself! Or, use it as the centerpiece for your 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.
- 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
- Make the wreath shape by laying approximately 15 sprigs of rosemary in a 20 inch circle shape of a wreath.
- Make 5-6 salami roses. Learn how to make a salami rose here. Place them around the board, touching the rosemary sprigs.
- Lay the grape bunches in the space between the salami roses.
- 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.
- Assemble the antipasto by putting 3 different colored olives on each toothpick. Place each olive skewer next to the tomato skewers.
- Make 4-5 small piles of cubed cheese and place in available space.
- Make 4-5 piles of 2-3 goat cheese slices, and place in available space.
- Fill available space with several small piles of almonds.
- Stud the wreath with the fresh raspberries or dried fruit.
- 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 InformationYield 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.