Tis the cheese-on. Looking for tips on how to make a gorgeous Christmas cheese board? Well look no further. We have everything you need here to make the perfect grazing board for your guests this holiday season. Whether you are hosting a large holiday party or simply inviting a few guests over, a beautiful cheese board is an easy way to add some festive flair to your festivities. Best of all there’s no cooking involved. We are excited to share our Christmas cheese board ideas with you.
Enjoy the Christmas festivi-cheese. A Christmas cheese board is an easy way to get festive with food without having to spend all day in the kitchen. This treat is a Christmas twist on the classic cheese board. Simply add cheese, bread, fruit, crackers, chocolate, candy, cookies, hot chocolate bombs, rosemary and more. There no right or wrong way to create a Christmas Cheese Board. Keep in mind the bigger, the board, the more cheese and accruements you’ll need.
Christmas Cheese Board: The Cheese
Merry Cheesemas. The key to a delicious Christmas cheese board is the cheese, of course! We recommend three to five cheese. Also aim for variety of color and texture. A good rule of thumb is to include cheese from the following categories: soft (goat cheese, brie, camembert or burrata), semi-soft (gouda or Colby jack), hard (Gruyere, Manchego or Parmigiano Reggiano) and/or blue cheese (gorgonzola, stilton, and roquefort). You can also use cookie cutters on sliced cheese or a soft goat cheese. We got our cheese from Murray’s but we often pop into Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s or order from Freshdirect.
Christmas Cheese Board: The Fruit
Berry Christmas. We whipped up some Santa hats with banana, strawberries, white chocolate and mini marshmallows. Simply slice bananas for the bottom layer. Next trim strawberries and place on top of the banana slices. Then melt some white chocolate to act as glue between the strawberries and the mini marshmallows. We also added strawberries and raspberries for pops of color throughout the Christmas cheese board.
Other Christmas fruit ideas are grinch pops with green grapes, banana, strawberries and mini marshmallows (similar to the Santa hats above with the addition of a green grape). You can also make Rudolph with banana, strawberries, candy eyes and red M&M minis. You can make Christmas trees with green apples. You can also sprinkle pomegranates for pops of color. Just have fun with it.
Christmas Cheese Board: Candy
Christmas Cheese Board: The Extras
Wake me up before you cocoa. We also added colorful ornament hot chocolate bombs. They looked so real too. Just pop them into warm milk and watch them explode into the perfect hot chocolate.
Christmas Cheese Board: Tips
- Size: Fill up the cheese board from end to end. Use a smaller cutting board and refill as needed. Avoid using an oversized board and not having enough cheese and accoutrements to fill it up.
- Cheese: variety of color, texture and taste.
- Cookie Cutters: use Christmas cookie cutters with sliced cheese or soft cheeses.
- Add cheese first, then meat, bread, crackers and other larger items (hot chocolate bombs). Fill in remaining spots with fruit, candy and nuts.
- Crackers, Bread: Any type will do. For larger parties, grab a large baguette or two. For smaller parties, just use crackers.
- Candy: Lindt Santa, Cadbury snowballs and Rolos
- Garnishes: Rosemary springs add a nice pop of greenery to the board
- Christmas Decor: Sign, mini ornaments and anything else small and festive
Christmas Cheese Board: Instructions
This Christmas Cheese Boards gets us into the holiday spirit. Now that you have all the ingredients, let’s assemble the Christmas Cheese Board. Start by placing the cheeses on the board. Next add the sliced bread and crackers. Then add the strawberry Santa hats and fruit. Add the chocolate Santa, hot chocolate bombs, Cadbury eggs and Rolos. We sprinkled mini ornaments around the board (those aren’t edible).
You can also shape your cheeseboard into a holiday shape. We also made a Christmas tree cheese board this year. Other ideas are a candy cane with sliced tomatoes and mozzarella, an edible wreath shaped cheese board, a snowman shaped cheeseboard with a few rounds of Brie.
Sleigh the holidays with some Twinspiration. That’s right, get into the Christmas spirit with this Christmas cheese board. There are so many fun ways to DIY Christmas themed treats to add some whimsy to a traditional cheese board. Celebrate December 25, with this easy Christmas Cheese board. Better yet, host your own Christmas dinner party.
Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.Charles M. Schulz