How to Make a Charcuterie Wreath

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Christmas charcuterie wreath created by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

The only thing I love more than a Christmas charcuterie board is a charcuterie wreath! I decided to throw this one together for a classic black and white holiday movie night, and I think it’s going to become an annual tradition. It was so easy to make, and everyone loved how fun and festive it looked (and smelled). Keep reading for some simple tips on how to assemble your own holiday charcuterie wreath!

Christmas Charcuterie Wreath

Blogger Stephanie Ziajka shares some simple Christmas charcuterie board ideas on Diary of a Debutante

Another thing I’m particularly proud of? This whole Christmas charcuterie board cost me less than $20, which is a vast improvement from some of my others. No, it’s not quite as fancy, and no, it won’t serve very many people, but who’s hosting big parties in 2020 anyway?! That being said, here’s everything I used to make mine–

  • Fresh rosemary– I used about twelve sprigs of fresh rosemary to create the wreath itself. It looks super festive and smells heavenly! I put the rosemary down first, but you could totally add it in once everything else is in place, too.
  • Cheese cubes– I love fancy cheese, but sometimes cheese cubes are just the easier cheaper option. I like to have at least two kinds of cheeses on my boards (preferably three, but this variety was all Walmart+ had to offer), and I used cheddar and colby jack for this one. If you’re going the fancier route, some of the best cheeses for a Christmas cheese board are brie, chevre, and pretty much any cheese with dried cranberries, blueberries, or candied orange peels. 
  • Cured meat– I also like to have a variety of at least two cured meats, so I used both salami and sopressata. Proscuitto is always a safe bet, too. 
  • Berries– Fresh sweet treats are a requirement for Christmas cheese boards, so I chose super ripe blackberries this time around. Sugared cranberries, raspberries, and pomegranate seeds would be delicious (and really festive and pretty), too!
  • Nuts– I used cashews simply because cashews are my favorite. Some holiday nuts, like walnuts and pistachios, would make a fun addition, too, though!
  • Round tray– You definitely don’t need a round tray to create a charcuterie wreath, but having one does make it a little easier. I used this marble and gold serving tray for this board and about 72 others. It’s just so pretty and unbelievably affordable!

One of blogger Stephanie Ziajka's favorite Christmas cheese boards on Diary of a Debutante Blogger Stephanie Ziajka shares some cheese board ideas for Christmas on Diary of a Debutante

I also bought these adorable little mini cheese boards to customize as bridesmaids gifts– and then 2020 happened, so now I just use them as individual tidbit plates. Aren’t they cute?! I bought them in a four-pack off Amazon and used this food-safe oil to finish them!

Personalized mini cheese boards finished with food-safe oil by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

Super fun and festive, right?! For more charcuterie board inspiration, check out these tips for building the perfect cheese board. Also, if you’re as big a fan of seasonal cheese boards as I am, I think you’ll love this fall cheese board, too. Thanks so much for reading, y’all!


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