This charcuterie is made into a shape of Christmas tree using cheese, deli meat, and some fruits. The pomegranate arils really add a pop of red!
- handful of pomegranate arils
- handful of fresh blueberries
- 2–4 ounces of an assortment of: pepperoni, salami, and ham
- small crackers, broken up
- small handful of red or green grapes
- 3–6 meat sticks, cut in half
- cheddar cheese, cubed
- 2 Babybel
- 1 medium to large round brie
- (optional) pretzel sticks, broken into 1-inch sections
- (optional) fuet sausage
- Start at the bottom of the Christmas tree. This is optional, but if you want a “base” of the Christmas tree, start with a handful of 1-inch sections of broken up pretzel sticks.
- Add around two rows of blueberries that span almost the width of your board – leave about 1-inch on each side.
- Add two rows of meat sticks over the blueberries as you go “up” the tree. Make this one around the same length – we’ll start decreasing the width on the next step.
- Next center the brie right and to the left and right of it, add a babybel on each side. Fill in with cheddar cubes and top with some grapes for a nice pop of color. Make the width slightly shorter than the previous step.
- Quarter-fold slices of ham, pepperoni, and salami and line them across the in 3 layers. Make the width slightly narrower than the last step.
- Add some fuet sausage slices if you have it. If you don’t have fuet sausages skip to the next step.
- Make 3-5 rows of pomegranate arils, width slightly shorter than the previous row.
- For an interesting look add broken up crackers that is deep yellow or orange in color, of you can try cheese here – hand torn looks better here!
- Create the final shape of the Christmas tree with the remaining pomegranate arils.
- Top the Christmas tree with a pre-cut star shaped cheddar.
- You can fill in the remaining spaces with pomegranate arils, or top it with a couple more grapes or blueberries.
Hint: if you’re planning on moving this board around, add a thin layer of honey where the blueberries are so it stays in place. Your guests wouldn’t mind the honey dipped blueberries when they’re eating it! It would be a pain to clean later, so make sure you wax your board!
Garnish with sprigs of wintery herbs such as rosemary.
You can also try entire display, placed on food-safe decorative parchment paper such as these (on Amazon).
Fill in spaces with salami meat flowers, see how to here.
- Prep Time: 20
- Cuisine: american
Keywords: new year charcuterie, new year's eve charcuterie board,