Individual Mini Holiday Charcuterie Boards that looks like Christmas ornaments on at tree.

Individual Christmas Holiday Charcuterie Boards

Holiday Charcuterie Board (Individual Charcuterie Boards) – perfect for entertaining and easy to make with a variety of meat, cheese, and fruit, using a very simple method! Learn how to make them look like ornaments with a DIY Christmas tree!

Individual Mini Holiday Charcuterie Boards that looks like Christmas ornaments on at tree.
Individual Christmas Holiday Charcuterie Boards

Holiday Charcuterie Board (Individual Charcuterie Boards) – perfect for entertaining and easy to make with various types of meat, cheese, and fruit! Learn how to make them look like ornaments with a DIY Christmas tree!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Safeway. All opinions are 100% mine.

Individual Mini Holiday Charcuterie Boards that looks like Christmas ornaments on at tree.

With the holidays comes the gatherings, and you know what that means, right? Holiday charcuterie boards! By now, you know an epic spread is a must for any celebration, so I wanted to find a way to make charcuterie and cheese extra festive and Christmas-worthy.

So I present to you: individual holiday charcuterie boards! Consider it my gift to you…personal cheese boards you can savor all to yourself!

Individual Christmas Charcuterie Boards on mini cheese boards.

I also wanted to make it as easy as possible. So I am excited to partner with my friends at Safeway once again to share how I made these mini cheese boards!

How to Make a Holiday Charcuterie Board with Boar’s Head

I turned to Boar’s Head premium meats and cheeses at my local Safeway to create these festive personal charcuterie boards. With over 115 years as a family-owned company, I love that Boar’s Head has crafted products with the finest ingredients since 1905. Stroll through the deli department for inspiration! And check out Boar’s Head How 2 Charcuterie for more ideas, tips, and tricks!

Boar's Head meats and cheeses on a table.

Between the deli counter and retail displays, you can find a wide variety of Boar’s Head sliced cold cuts, cheeses, sausages, and more! They even have prepared Charcuterie & Cheese trays that take the guesswork out and make entertaining easy.

No matter what meats and cheeses you pick for your charcuterie boards, I love that Boar’s Head products are still made with time-honored recipes and with the highest quality ingredients and spices! Their deli meats and sausages are full of flavor and clean on the palate, you really can taste the difference.

Boar's Head cheeses on a table.

How to Make Easy Charcuterie Boards – The Pick-Two Method

Do you ever feel intimidated when building a charcuterie board? You don’t have to be!

Here’s a tip to make it super easy: Pick 2!

Our friends at Boar’s Head coined the How 2 Charcuterie method so that when you visit the deli counter, just remember the number 2!

Build a Charcuterie Board: Pick 2 Method

  1. Pick 2 Meats

    Select two types of meat. I like to select 2 of the following: sausages (e.g., salami), and ham (e.g., prosciutto). But don’t stop there! Cold cuts are wonderful too. And there are many varieties of sausages, such as chorizo, and ham, such as Jamon serrano.

  2. Pick 2 Cheeses

    Pick two types of cheese. You can opt for pre-sliced cheeses or small wheels/wedges of cheese. Crowd favorites include gouda, Monterey jack, brie, goat cheese, and more!

  3. Pick 2 Accompaniments

    Select two accompaniments to round out the board. Crackers and crisps are welcome but don’t forget sweet or savory bites. Consider fresh fruit (grapes, persimmon, apples, pears, and citrus are in season during the holidays), dried fruit, olives, pickles, and more!

You don’t have to stop at two. From here, you can add more meats and cheeses to make an epic holiday cheese board if you wish!

Boar's Head Monterey Jack cheese.

DIY Flat Christmas Tree with Cheese Board “Ornaments”

I used the “Pick 2” method to build these personal cheese boards. Place two types of meat, two kinds of cheese, and two accompaniments on mini cheese boards or cocktail plates.

To make things extra festive, I tied holiday ribbons to transform the boards into “ornaments!”

As for the DIY flat Christmas tree, I built it with dowels, pine sprigs, and floral wire. You can use fresh or artificial pine sprigs; I opted for artificial so I can use the tree year after year. Scroll down to learn how to make your own Christmas tree!

Individual Mini Holiday Charcuterie Boards that looks like Christmas ornaments on at tree.
Individual Christmas Charcuterie Boards on mini cheese boards.

You can also use the Pick 2 method to make one larger Christmas charcuterie board!

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Individual Christmas Charcuterie Boards on mini cheese boards that look like Christmas ornaments.

Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Safeway. Thank you for supporting brands that matter to me; sponsored posts such as this help behind the scenes at Kitchen Confidante. All opinions in this post are, as always, my own.

How to Make a Holiday Charcuterie Board (Individual Charcuterie Boards)

Perfect for entertaining and easy to make with a variety of meat, cheese, and fruit, learn how to make a holiday charcuterie board! These individual charcuterie boards look like ornaments, and look extra festive on a DIY flat Christmas tree!
Individual Mini Holiday Charcuterie Boards that looks like Christmas ornaments on at tree.
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5 from 1 vote
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 individual charcuterie boards

Ingredients

Pick Two Cheeses

  • A firm cheese such as a Manchego.
  • An aged cheese such as lovely aged sharp Gouda or Cheddar.
  • A soft and creamy cheese such as Brie, Camembert, or Goat cheese. (A fresh cheese, like burrata or mozzarella, is wonderful, too!)
  • A blue cheese such as Gorgonzola, Roquefort, or Maytag Blue.

Pick Two Meats

  • salami/sausages such as soppressata or salame
  • ham such as prosciutto
  • deli meat such as mortadella

Pick Two Accompaniments

  • Crackers
  • Crisps
  • Honey or honeycomb
  • Dried fruit such as apricot and cranberry
  • Candied Fruits
  • Olives
  • Nuts
  • Sliced fresh fruits or berries
  • Berries
  • Grapes

Instructions

  • If you use mini boards, embellish them by tying a ribbon around the handle to look like a Christmas ornament. You can also use cocktail plates.
  • Begin building your boards by selecting 2 types of meat. I like to select 2 of the following: salami, prosciutto, or soppressata.
  • Add 2 kinds of cheese to the boards. Consider Monterey jack, gouda, Manchego, or your favorite cheeses!
  • Add 2 accompaniments. In addition to crackers or crisps, add some sweet or savory bites, such as fresh fruit or olives.

Notes

How to Make a Charcuterie Board FAQs

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How to Make a DIY Flat Christmas Tree (for Holiday Ornament Charcuterie Boards)

This DIY flat Christmas tree is made with dowels, pine sprigs, and floral wire. You can use fresh or artificial pine sprigs; I opted for artificial so I can use the tree year after year. It's the perfect backdrop to mini cheese board "ornaments" for a festive Christmas charcuterie board.
Individual Mini Holiday Charcuterie Boards that looks like Christmas ornaments on at tree.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 1 tree

Ingredients

For the DIY Flat Christmas Tree

  • 4 3/16" x 36" dowels
  • 40 pieces pine sprigs artificial or real
  • floral wire
  • floral tape
  • mini pine cones

For the Holiday Ornament Cheese Boards

Instructions

Make the DIY Flat Christmas Tree

  • Take one dowel and trim it to 20 inches in length. Cut the remaining dowels into four pieces, measuring 8 inches, 12 inches, 16 inches, and 20 inches in length.
    Cut dowels to make a Christmas tree frame.
  • Using floral wire, attach the dowels to the 20-inch dowel crosswise, about 4 inches apart. Secure with floral tape for extra stability.
    Place the tree frame with the crosswise dowels on the table so it lays flat.
    Dowel Christmas tree frame.
  • Starting with the crosswise dowels, use floral wire to attach pine sprigs; it helps to attach the sprigs in two places to secure the springs on the dowels. Use the same method to attach pine sprigs to the center vertical dowel. Keep the sprigs flat so that your cheeseboards or cocktail plate will be level when placed on top.
    Hot glue a few pine cones to the pine sprigs when it is filled in.
    Pine sprigs attached to a dowel frame.

Make the Holiday Ornament Cheese Boards

  • If you have mini cheese boards, embellish them by tying a ribbon around the handle to look like a Christmas ornament. You can also use cocktail plates.

Notes

Tips on pine sprigs: when selecting pine sprigs, opt for leaves and branches that will lay flat if you use this tree as a backdrop for the mini ornament charcuterie boards.

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  1. Phi

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness, this is the CUTEST thing ever!!! Going to do this for a holiday party coming up, thank you for the beautiful idea

    Reply
    • Liren Baker

      Hi, Phi!! Thank you, thank you! These mini boards can’t help but make people smile — I hope they’re a hit at your holiday party!

      Reply
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