A festive spin on a traditional charcuterie board, this Charcuterie Wreath is the perfect appetizer or all your holiday gatherings.

How To Make A Charcuterie Wreath

Charcuterie wreaths have become an increasingly popular way to add an elegant and tasty touch to any special occasion or holiday gathering. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, an outdoor picnic, or a family get-together, charcuterie wreaths are the perfect way to impress your guests.

How To Make A Christmas Charcuterie Wreath

What are charcuterie wreaths?

A charcuterie wreath is a beautiful display of meats, cheeses, veggies and whatever else you would like to add. Not only are they delicious, but they are a fun way to snack!

To create a wreath, all you need is an array of delicious eats and then you can arrange them in whatever pattern or color palette you desire!

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What foods are best in charcuterie wreaths?

The beauty of creating a charcuterie wreath is that it can be customized with whatever you happen to have on hand. We love to make sure there’s a mix of vegetables, meat and cheeses on each stick.

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Christmas Charcuterie Wreath Key Ingredients

  • Your favorite lunch meats – we used turkey, ham, salami, pepperoni
  • Mozzarella Pearls
  • You favorite cheeses – cut into cubes
  • Green Olives
  • Black Olives
  • Marinated Artichoke Hearts
  • Mini Pickles
  • Mini Sweet Pepper Rings
  • Jalapenos
  • Pearl onions
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Rosemary – for garnish
  • Arugula – for garnish
  • Cranberries – for garnish
  • Large Toothpicks – We used the 6 inch variety
easy charcuterie wreath

How To Make A Christmas Charcuterie Wreath

Simply skewer the ingredients onto the large toothpicks. I like to rotate colors of the ingredients on each stick because it makes for the prettiest antipasto wreath. Pro Tip: Don’t make each stick exactly the same, it looks prettier when it’s arranged and will give your guests variety and have them coming back for more.

After all your antipasto skewers are made, you will start assembling the wreath.

I made one layer and then put some arugula down in-between the skewers to add to the wreath-affect.

Then add another layer.

Then another.

I liked having three layers because it gave the wreath dimension and it allows for people to grab off two layers and you are still left with a gorgeous Christmas Charcuterie Wreath.

Scatter cranberries around for that festive pop of red and don’t forget the rosemary! The rosemary really gives you that wreath-like feel.

I left my skewers in the refrigerator until I was ready to assemble my charcuterie wreath.

tasty charcuterie wreath

We also put out guacamole for dipping with some cranberries for that festive flare.

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Christmas Charcuterie Wreath

Tracy Shaw
Making a Charcuterie Wreath is a fun and easy appetizer that is perfect for the holidays! Simply arrange your antipasto skewers in a wreath shape and decorate with fresh rosemary and cranberries.
Prep Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Appetizers, Snack, Snacks

Ingredients
  

  • Your favorite sliced lunch meats we used turkey, ham, salami, and pepperoni
  • Mozzarella Pearls
  • You favorite cheeses cut into cubes
  • Green Olives pitted
  • Black Olives
  • Marinated Artichoke Hearts
  • Mini Pickles
  • Mini Sweet Pepper Rings
  • Jalapenos
  • Pearl onions
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Rosemary for garnish
  • Arugula for garnish
  • Cranberries for garnish
  • Large Toothpicks – We used the 6 inch variety
  • Guacamole for dipping

Instructions
 

  • Simply skewer the ingredients onto the large toothpicks. I like to rotate colors of the ingredients on each stick because it makes for the prettiest antipasto wreath. Pro Tip: Don’t make each stick exactly the same, it looks prettier when it’s arranged and will give your guests variety and have them coming back for more.
  • After all your antipasto skewers are made, either store them in the refrigerator until ready for use or start assembling the wreath.
  • I made one layer and then put some arugula down in-between the skewers to add to the wreath-affect.
  • Then add a layer on top of that one, placing a skewer in-between each one from the first layer.
  • Then add another another layer of charcuterie skewers.
  • Scatter cranberries around for that festive pop of red and don’t forget the rosemary! The rosemary really gives you that wreath-like feel.

Notes

I left my skewers in the refrigerator until I was ready to assemble my charcuterie wreath.
I liked having three layers because it gave the wreath dimension and it allows for people to grab off two layers and you are still left with a gorgeous Christmas Charcuterie Wreath.
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