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How to Make a Beautiful Charcuterie Wreath

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You can follow these simple steps to create an elegant and delicious charcuterie wreath that will wow your guests this holiday season!

Charcuterie Wreath

I used to be slightly intimidated at the thought of making a charcuterie board, but now they are my go-to for an easy, delicious appetizer! I love how you can use any ingredients you’d like to cater it to your own taste (literally!) To put a festive holiday spin on this classic display, all you have to do is arrange it in a circular wreath shape and add in leafy garnishes.

Leanna with a holiday charcuterie board

Ingredients

This is where you can let your creativity shine! Depending on the occasion, you could do an appetizer medley, or focus on just cheese, fruits, veggies, or desserts! I used a combination of crackers, cheeses, meat, veggies, nuts, and fruit. If you’d like to create a similar charcuterie wreath, you will need:

  • Crackers (I used both Kellog’s Townhouse and Toasteds crackers)
  • Fruits, such as strawberries, grapes, apples, orange slices, blueberries, or raspberries
  • Cheese variety, such as brie, cheddar, or mozzarella
  • Meat variety, such as salami, pastrami, turkey, or ham
  • Veggies, such as cucumber, tomatoes, or peppers
  • Nuts, such as almonds or hazelnuts
  • Leaf garnish, such as basil, rosemary, mint, or eucalyptus. (I used eucalyptus from Trader Joe’s!)

Tip: You can also just purchase a pre-packaged meat and cheese variety pack from the grocery store to keep things simple!

Close-up of charcuterie wreath with fruit, meat, cheeses, and crackers

Directions

You can arrange the charcuterie wreath however you’d like and there is no wrong way or specific order. Here are the steps I personally find the easiest to do in order:

  1. Select serving platter (I linked several suggestions below)
  2. Arrange the greenery in a circle as a base layer for the wreath on serving platter
  3. Distribute several piles of crackers around the circle
  4. Fill in as desired with fruits, cheese, meat, veggies, and nuts

Tip: Start with the largest items first (such as grapes) before filling in the smaller bites.

You Can Watch a Short Video Tutorial Here!

Extra Touches

I love to make a simple “flower” out of brie cheese wedges. To do this, just cut 5-8 slices of brie into a triangle shape and arrange in a circle. Then fill the center with fruit such as grapes, cranberries, or blueberries.

Brie cheese wedges shaped into a flower

Substitutions

If you have any dietary preferences, allergies, or restrictions, there are so many options you can do! Skip the meat entirely for a vegetarian option or leave out any nuts to accommodate nut allergies. For a healthier choice, you could make the charcuterie wreath entirely out of fruits and veggies.

To make a dessert board instead, arrange goodies like cookies, chocolate-covered pretzels, popcorn, and your favorite candy in a wreath shape and you’re ready to go!

Cheese, fruit, and meat arranged in a festive wreath

Can I Make This Ahead of Time?

Absolutely! You can prep this 2-3 days in advance and store in the refrigerator. Simply cover tightly with Saran Wrap so it stays fresh.

Storing Leftovers

If I don’t use an entire cheese or meat package, I simply return any extras to the package for easy storage in the refrigerator. You could also combine everything in a Tupper Ware container and refrigerate. The length of time that it will stay fresh depends on the ingredients you use, but it should last at least a few days.

Pretty Charcuterie Wreath

Perfect Presentation Platters

I love a circular wooden cheese board for this recipe, such as this or this choice from Target. Williams Sonoma also has this nice one, or you could go with this from Kirklands. You could even go with a cake stand like this option for an unexpected and creative twist! If you don’t love the look of wood, here is a beautiful marble charcuterie board!

While a wreath-shaped board isn’t necessary, I also love this wooden wreath board to make assembling the charcuterie wreath super easy!

Happy Holidays!

Do you love making charcuterie boards too? In the comments, I’d love to hear about your favorite ingredients to add! Have a wonderful day, friends!

Love,

Leanna

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Beautiful Charcuterie Wreath

Let your creativity shine with choosing your favorite ingredients for this festive appetizer! You could also substitute the appetizers for your favorite sweets to make a yummy dessert wreath!

  • Author: Leanna
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: None
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Charcuterie

Ingredients

Depending on the occasion, you could do an appetizer medley, or focus on just cheese, fruits, veggies, or desserts! I used a combination of crackers, cheeses, meat, veggies, and fruit. If you’d like to create a similar charcuterie wreath, you will need:

  • Crackers (I used both Kellog’s Townhouse and Toasteds crackers)
  • Fruits, such as strawberries, grapes, apples, orange slices, blueberries, or raspberries
  • Cheese variety, such as brie, cheddar, or mozzarella
  • Meat variety, such as salami, pastrami, or turkey
  • Veggies, such as cucumber, tomatoes, or peppers
  • Nuts, such as almonds or hazelnuts
  • Leaf garnish, such as basil, rosemary, mint, or eucalyptus. (I used eucalyptus from Trader Joe’s!)

Instructions

You can arrange the charcuterie wreath however you’d like! Here are the steps I personally find the easiest to do in order:

  1. Select serving platter (I linked several suggestions below)
  2. Arrange the greenery in a circle as a base layer for the wreath on serving platter
  3. Distribute several piles of crackers around the circle
  4. Fill in as desired with fruits, cheese, meat, veggies, and nuts

Tip: Start with the largest items first (such as grapes) before filling in the smaller bites.

Notes

If you have any dietary preferences, allergies, or restrictions, there are so many options you can do! Skip the meat entirely for a vegetarian option or leave out any nuts to accommodate any allergies. For a healthier choice, you could make the charcuterie wreath entirely out of fruits and veggies.

To make a dessert board instead, arrange goodies like cookies, chocolate-covered pretzels, popcorn, and your favorite candy in a wreath shape and you’re ready to go!

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