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This fun and festive Christmas Tree Cheese Board is perfect for serving up when entertaining over the holidays. Nothing is more impressive than a beautiful spread of cheese and meats. But you can make it even prettier by arranging everything into the shape of a Christmas tree. Fill out your cheese board with your favorite cheeses, seasonal fruits, meats, and crackers to create the perfect appetizer.

Christmas Tree Cheese Board |

Happy day before Christmas Eve! Hope you guys are all settling in and starting to relax a little with family. It’s craziness around here per usual, but of course nice to be home with family.

I wanted to share one last holiday dish with you guys before taking a few days off for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

This is more of an idea than a recipe. But it’s such a cute idea, and I had so much fun creating this!

As is my tradition, every year I just love to make a new seasonal cheese board. Just before Thanksgiving I made a turkey cheese board. That kind of inspired this Christmas tree board.

I had so much fun making the turkey cheese board that I wanted to try and do something for Christmas too. I was torn between a holiday wreath and tree. But in the end, I felt like a tree would be a little more fun and different.

Christmas Tree Cheese Board |

Here’s how I make the Christmas Tree

First of all, putting this into any sort of steps was tricky. This is one of those no recipe, recipes. The creation of the tree is really up to you and your vision.

To easily create mine, I started with some kitchen twine and traced out a tree. This really helped as I was creating the tree to keep everything moving in the right direction.

Once I had the tree outlined, I filled it in with my assortment of cheeses, meats, and fruits. You can use any assortment of cheese and deli meats that you love. The same goes for the fruit, but I do love to include pomegranates for a nice pop of color.

I found it easiest to build the tree from the bottom up. I also like to group ingredients together to keep things neat.

For the tree trunk, I used square crackers. And for star on top, I grabbed a snowflake cookie cutter and filled it with pomegranates. It worked perfectly!

I took a few quick photos, then served it up to my family while we all made dinner. Not all of my family is here yet, so I’m definitely excited to make this again for my cousins on Christmas Eve.

It’s easier and quicker than you’d think to throw together, but always impressive!

Have a wonderful Christmas you guys. Hope everyone is able to be with loved ones and celebrate the season!

Christmas Tree Cheese Board |

Looking for other easy holiday appetizer recipes?? Here are my favorites: 

How to Make an Easy Holiday Cheese Board

Pull Apart Roasted Garlic Pizza Dip Sliders

Pull Apart Christmas Tree Garlic Bread

Pastry Wrapped Cranberry Baked Brie

Whipped Goat Cheese with Warm Candied Bacon and Dates.

Cranberry Brie Pull Apart Bread

Baked Gruyère in Pastry with Rosemary and Garlic

Lastly, if you make this Christmas Tree Cheese Board, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Christmas Tree Cheese Board

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 98 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 3-4 cheese wedges/blocks, such as Brie, parmesan, cheddar, and blue cheese
  • assorted meats, such as salami, prosciutto, and pepperoni
  • assorted nuts, such as Marcona almonds and pistachios
  • assorted fruit, such as pomegranate, pears, citrus, and persimmons
  • assorted veggies, such as marinated artichokes, mixed olives, and pickles
  • fresh rosemary
  • crackers or a variety of your favorites


  • 1. Find some string and drape it into the shape of a triangle on a medium to large cheese board. Use the string as a guide while building the board.
    2. Working from the bottom up, fill in the tree in with the meats, nuts, fruits, and veggies, as desired. Use crackers to create the "trunk" of the tree.
    4. Fill in any empty spaces with pomegranates or olives, then add some rosemary around the edges for "branches".
    3. Serve the cheese board at room temperature with additional crackers on the side.


Slice the Cheese Cold: while the cheese is still cold, slice the hard cheeses into slices and crumble some of the softer cheese so guests have an idea what to do. 
Serve at Room Temp: room temperature is always best for a cheese board.
My Four Favorite Cheeses: For a holiday board, I use Brie, Humboldt fog goat cheese, sharp cheddar, and blue cheese. 
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  1. I made this for a delayed Christmas party last night and it turned out beautiful. Thanks for all your great ideas……

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you for this idea! I loved making cheeseboards before, but I really feel this recipe leveled up my game as I now know the right cheese/meat/nut/fruit/veggie ratio. I used ‘fun’ fruits I usually don’t see/eat/buy often, found at the local Moroccan grocery store, to make it look real fancy (like figs and passion fruit).
    It was my first time hosting Christmas & my birthday for family and the amount of pictures taken of this board made me feel ‘hostess the mostest.’ Thank you Tieghan!

  3. 5 stars
    The board was so fun to create. Thank you for giving me the inspiration and confidence to try this. Everyone loved it!

  4. Oh Tieghan, this is so beautiful and inspiring! I love that you have so many gorgeous holiday posts. It’s my favorite time of year, and this makes it so much nicer even. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  5. Tieghan,
    Where is your round cheese board from? I think I have seen it on a few of your other posts and love it!

    Have a great holiday season!!

    1. Hi Bridget,
      Sorry, I don’t have a link for this, most of my cheese boards are from vintage shops. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  6. Tieghan,
    Thanks for posting some many holiday recipes! I’m looking forward to trying them.
    Enjoy the holiday with your family.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  7. The crackers that you use for your tree trunk. I have see you use them before and they look so good. Could you please share what they are! Merry Christmas and enjoy your family.

    1. Hi Annette,
      Those are called raincoats crisps, I find mine at Whole Foods. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan