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Grinch Christmas Charcuterie Board

This Grinch Christmas Charcuterie Board is perfect for holiday entertaining. It’s simple to make and impressive to serve!

Grinch Christmas Charcuterie Board

Put a fresh new spin on your Christmas party with The Grinch Themed Charcuterie Board featuring a Whoville Christmas Tree design. With cheese, meats, and more, this whimsical board is a great way to bring some holiday spirit to the appetizer table.

What’s a Charcuterie Board?

It’s a plate of delicious meats, cheeses, and other treats that you enjoy with wine and friends.

How to Make a Grinch Christmas Charcuterie Board

What to Put on a Charcuterie Board

My Grinch Christmas Charcuterie Board is filled with festive foods, but also leaves room for your own creativity. The best part? You can make them in any shape or size with endless possibilities of ingredient combinations.

Use this list to get an idea of a variety of meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies and dips you can use for your board. Check out the recipe section for creamy dips to turn your board into an unbeatable platter.

  • Cured meats: salami, capicola, prosciutto, ham, roast beef.
  • Cheeses: cheddar, gouda, brie, mozzarella, pepper jack.
  • Fruit and Vegetables: grapes, strawberries, dried fruit, pickles, olives, celery, carrots.
  • Breads: mini toast, sliced baguette, rye bread.
  • Crackers: club, buttery, wheat, whole grain or water crackers.
  • Nuts & Snacks: cashews, pretzels, almonds, pistachios.
  • Dips or Spreads: pepper jelly, jam, cheese ball, olive oil, spinach dip.

Grinch Charcuterie Board

Choose Your Board

A charcuterie board is a must for any entertaining! It’s easy to put together and will look great on the table. Before you begin, choose your board. Here is a list of some board ideas to help you.

TIP: Use a board that is big enough to accommodate the type of party you are hosting.

Tray/Platter

Start with a nice wooden or marble tray/platter. It doesn’t have to be fancy but it should be large enough to hold all your meat and cheese. You can find some very pretty trays in stores or online.

Wooden Boards

Ideally, you’ll want to find a board made of wood because they tend to last longer and are more aesthetically pleasing than plastic or metal ones. Wood is also the sturdiest choice – it doesn’t get damaged as easily as plastic or bend like metal boards can. Also consider that wood won’t absorb odor or flavor like other materials can.

This particular one is my favorite for serving meat or cheese (and it’s also really affordable!) but it’s currently sold here so I found some similar ones that are around 19 inches in diameter.

Etched Ceramic Boards

These are my favorite types of boards because they are super easy to clean and very durable, plus they really make your charcuterie stand out with their beautiful design! I found several online in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Gather Your Ingredients

When you ask most people what they’d like on a charcuterie board, the answer is usually prosciutto and salami. But it doesn’t have to be. A charcuterie board doesn’t have to just be a selection of cured meats and cheeses. There are so many other kinds of things you can add to your charcuterie boards.

A balanced charcuterie board consists of various kinds of cheese, cured meats like salami and ham, olives, patés, sweet garnishes like apples and grapes, nuts like pistachios and almonds, a wide array of fruits and vegetables along with crudités such as radishes and carrots. It’s a combination of mostly savory items that can be used to serve as an appetizer or light meal.

No charcuterie board is the same. Cater to your guests and what they like. First, pick your favorite cured meats, cheeses and nuts. Then, add delicious accompaniments like crackers, dried fruits and savory spreads. Create new combinations each time that are designed to be shared! 

This is what I used to make this Grinch Charcuterie board but feel free to come up with your own combination that your guests will enjoy as well. 

What You’ll Need

  • Salami
  • Broccoli
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Grinch Cheeseball + additional ingredients to make face and hat
  • Pita crackers
  • Star crackers
  • Cheddar cheese cubes
  • Pepper Jack cheese cubes
  • Half of a pretzel rod
  • Mild cheddar slices
  • Muster cheese slice
  • Sausage bites
  • Gift shape cookie cutter 
  • Star shape cookie cutter

How to Assemble a Grinch-Themed Charcuterie Board

Prepare the Grinch Cheese Ball

Make a Grinch Cheeseball and position it with the Santa hat on the board. 

Create the Whoville Tree

Lay the rosemary on the board into the shape of a Whoville tree with it curved at the top. Add a half piece of pretzel rod at the bottom for the trunk. Position broccoli and cherry tomatoes throughout the tree to make it fuller. 

Take a slice of Munster cheese and make a star using the star shaped cookie cutter. Place the cheese star at the end of the Whoville tree.

Christmas Charcuterie Board

Fill the Charcuterie Board

Fill the board with meats, crackers and cheeses until there are no more empty spaces. Add some serving utensils, appetizer plates and enjoy.

Grinch Christmas Charcuterie Board

Grinch Christmas Charcuterie Board

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

This Grinch Christmas Charcuterie Board is perfect for holiday entertaining. It's simple to make and impressive to serve!

Ingredients

  • Salami
  • Broccoli
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Grinch Cheeseball + additional ingredients to make face and hat
  • Pita crackers
  • Star crackers
  • Cheddar cheese cubes
  • Pepper Jack cheese cubes
  • Half of a pretzel rod
  • Mild cheddar slices
  • Muster cheese slice
  • Sausage bites
  • Gift shape cookie cutter 
  • Star shape cookie cutter

Instructions

    How to Assemble a Grinch-Themed Charcuterie Board

Prepare the Grinch Cheese Ball

Make a Grinch Cheeseball and position it with the Santa hat on the board. 

Create the Whoville Tree

Lay the rosemary on the board into the shape of a Whoville tree with it curved at the top. Add a half piece of pretzel rod at the bottom for the trunk. Position broccoli and cherry tomatoes throughout the tree to make it fuller. 

Take a slice of Munster cheese and make a star using the star shaped cookie cutter. Place the cheese star at the end of the Whoville tree.

Fill the Charcuterie Board

Fill the board with meats, crackers and cheeses until there are no more empty spaces. Add some serving utensils, appetizer plates and enjoy.

Notes

What to Put on a Charcuterie Board

My Grinch Christmas Charcuterie Board is filled with festive foods, but also leaves room for your own creativity. The best part? You can make them in any shape or size with endless possibilities of ingredient combinations.

Use this list to get an idea of a variety of meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies and dips you can use for your board. Check out the recipe section for creamy dips to turn your board into an unbeatable platter.

  • Cured meats: salami, capicola, prosciutto, ham, roast beef.
  • Cheeses: cheddar, gouda, brie, mozzarella, pepper jack.
  • Fruit and Vegetables: grapes, strawberries, dried fruit, pickles, olives, celery, carrots.
  • Breads: mini toast, sliced baguette, rye bread.
  • Crackers: club, buttery, wheat, whole grain or water crackers.
  • Nuts & Snacks: cashews, pretzels, almonds, pistachios.
  • Dips or Spreads: pepper jelly, jam, cheese ball, olive oil, spinach dip.

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