Make an easy Christmas tree shaped charcuterie board for your Christmas celebrations This is the ultimate make ahead appetizer meat and cheese plate with easy to find ingredients; perfect for a small group or a crowd!
1small bunch green grapes
2small english cucumberschopped into coins
1-2clementines peeled and segmented
Place the block of soft cheese at the bottom of the platter. This is the “tree trunk” of the Christmas tree.
Next, take the grapes off the stem and arrange in a layer above the soft cheese across the bottom of the platter to form the base of the tree.
Above the grapes, add the pepperoni in a row, making it slightly shorter in length than the grape layer.
Arrange the cut up cucumbers above the row of pepperoni, making it slightly shorter in length than the pepperoni layer.
Peel and separate the pieces of the clementines and arrange in row above the cucumbers. Make sure that the row is shorter in length than the cucumber layer.
Add the pistachios above the layer of clementines in a row. Ensure it is slightly shorter in length than the clementine row.
Above the pistachios but leaving a little room for the top of the tree, add dried cranberries above the pistachios. This layer should be slightly shorter than the previous layer.
Finally, add the tip of the Christmas tree with a few pieces of gouda. Sprinkle the rest of the gouda around the base of the tree.
Add crackers to the side of the board and serve!
Store leftover cheese, pepperoni, clementines and grapes together in an airtight container in the fridge.
Store leftover cucumbers separately because of their water content in airtight containers in the fridge.
Store the crackers, dried cranberries and nuts in airtight container on the counter.