Christmas Tree Cheese Board + Video

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Christmas tree shaped cheese platter on a wooden tray kiwi grapes star fruit and cheese surrounded by evergreen branches

O Christmas cheese, O Christmas cheese! This cheese board is super simple and festive with all the ingredients assembled to look like a Christmas tree. What is not to love?

There’s something about cheese – it’s like the duct tape of foods!

Christmas Tree Cheese Board closeup of star fruit sliced with grapes and kiwi

There are days that I don’t want to cook. I just want cheese, fruit, and wine.

Christmas Tree Cheese Board star fruit at top

When I host a party, I always set out a variety of appetizers like chile con queso, guacamolesalsa, and a charcuterie board.

This Christmas, I’ll be simplifying my cheese board and letting my kids make this easy-to-assemble and gorgeous Christmas tree cheese board on a wooden tray.

Christmas Tree Cheese Board with a celery as the trunk

Ingredients to make a Christmas Tree 

(scroll down for detailed instructions)

  • evergreen or cyrpress sprigs
  • celery
  • cheese (choose your favorites, I used cheddar, halloumi, and dill havarti) 
  • seedless green, red, and black grapes
  • kiwi
  • fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, and sage
  • star fruit
  • fresh cranberries (optional)

Where to Buy Star Fruit

Star fruit can often be found year-round in the supermarket produce section.

No start fruit, no problem?

Use your creativity and use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut slices of persimmon or cheese.

Christmas Tree Cheese Board ingredients varieties of cheese

Watch this video to see how simple this Christmas Tree Cheese Board comes together. Be creative and have fun!

How to make a Christmas Tree Cheese Board

  1. Place greenery/sprigs in the shape of a tree on a wooden tray, platter, or cutting board to resemble a Christmas tree shape.
  2. Place celery at the bottom for the tree trunk.
  3. Arrange cheese cubes, grapes, and kiwi in rows on greenery.
  4. Add fresh herbs between.
  5. Tuck additional greenery sprigs under the ingredients in the shape of a tree, if needed.
  6. Add star shapes on top of ingredients and top off the tree.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh cranberries, if using.

How to Make a Wooden Cheese Board

If you love to entertain, try making your very own wood board to beautifully display appetizers. Learn how to make your own wooden cheese board here.

Cheese board ideas

Love cheese boards and want more ideas? A creative charcuterie board is not only delicious but doubles as an eye-catching centerpiece. Here are a few ideas featuring an assortment of meats, fresh fruit, and cheeses.

Christmas Tree Cheese Board

This cheese board is super simple and festive with all the ingredients assembled to look like a Christmas tree. What is not to love?
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Ingredients

  • evergreen or cyrpress sprigs
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 4 ounces halloumi cheese, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound Dill Havarti cheese, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • seedless green, red, and black grapes
  • 1 kiwi, sliced
  • fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, and sage
  • 1 star fruit slices or persimmon or cheese slices, shaped with a star cookie cutter
  • fresh cranberries

Instructions

  • Place greenery/sprigs in the shape of a tree on a wooden tray, platter, or cutting board to resemble a Christmas tree shape.
  • Place celery at the bottom for the tree trunk.
  • Arrange cheese cubes, grapes, and kiwi in rows on greenery.
  • Add fresh herbs between.
  • Tuck additional Evergreen sprigs under the ingredients in the shape of a tree, if needed.
  • Add star shapes on top of ingredients and top off the tree.
  • Sprinkle with fresh cranberries, if using.

Video

Notes

No star fruit? No problem. Use your creativity and use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut slices of persimmon or cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 758mg, Potassium: 332mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 306IU, Vitamin C: 88mg, Calcium: 701mg, Iron: 1mg

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Photography by Jenna Sparks / Video by Pure Cinematography

Originally published: December 2018