It’s easy to make a Christmas charcuterie board featuring your favorite cheese, gluten-free crackers, and sweet treats. This holiday cheese board is sponsored by Crunchmaster and contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosures.
One of the most talked about appetizers you can serve at your holiday feasts is a charcuterie board – or snack board – filled with a variety of foods. Your guests will ooh and aah over this culinary delight as they wait for the main meal.
Most traditional charcuterie boards contain cured meats, but I’m not into cured meats, nor is my family. Instead, my charcuterie board includes a variety of cheeses, dried and fresh fruits, and gluten-free crackers from Crunchmaster.
I guess you could say my charcuterie board is kid-friendly, as evidenced by the fact that my kids devoured everything on this platter!
Here’s what you’ll find on my Christmas charcuterie board:
Brie Cheese: Be sure to buy a rounded piece of brie cheese vs. a wedge. Then use a Christmas-tree-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the center of the brie cheese for a festive look. You could also use a snowman, star, or snowflake cookie cutter for a similar effect.
Fig Jam: I filled the center of the brie cheese with fig jam. I found the fig jam at the grocery store on the shelf above the various kinds of cheese vs. in the jelly aisle.
Pomegranate Arils: I placed the Christmas tree-shaped brie over a small bowl of pomegranate arils. Pomegranates are in season from September through December.
Cubed Cheeses: I add cubes of medium cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, two kinds of cheese I know my family loves.
Crunchmaster Crackers: I used Crunchmaster’s Rosemary & Olive Oil Multi-Seed crackers for this board because rosemary tastes like Christmas. I also added a few fragrant rosemary sprigs to the final board to make it look more festive and fun.
Dried Apricots: The sweet dried apricots added extra sweetness to my Christmas charcuterie board. Look for them in the dried fruit aisle or substitute any dried fruit you like. Dried figs are particularly festive this time of year.
Fresh Blueberries: I found giant blueberries at the grocery store this week, so I decided to add them to my board. They add beautiful color and texture, and they help fill in the blank spaces.
Peppermint Candies: I found soft peppermint candies at Sprouts. And yes, they’re labeled gluten free. These mints add a festive touch and leave guests with minty fresh breath.
Where to Shop
You can buy Crunchmaster crackers at most major grocery stores, Costco, and Sam’s Club. Check the Crunchmaster Store Locator to find them near you. Alternatively, you could order Crunchmaster crackers through the Crunchmaster Amazon store. I recommend doing this for specialty flavors (like Rosemary & Olive Oil), which aren’t as easy to find in grocery stores.
I hope you use my Christmas charcuterie board as inspiration when dreaming up your charcuterie board and making this your own. Remember to:
- Look for foods that can easily be picked up and handled at a busy party. Think finger foods.
- Add a variety of flavors (both sweet and savory), colors, and textures.
- Pack in all the ingredients tightly to make the board look full and inviting.
- Add a colorful herb, like rosemary, to dress up the board.
- Have fun with it. This is your board, so add whatever foods you like most.
More Boards and Dips
Try these snack boards and dips for the holiday season!