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How to Make a Charcuterie Wreath

Learn how to make a festive charcuterie wreath with twinkling lights, festive colors, and everything you love about charcuterie.
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Course: Appetizer/Snack/Brunch, Appetizers and Snacks
Cuisine: Amercian
Keyword: charcuterie, game day snacks, holiday appetizer, Holiday Brunch
Prep Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Laura Franco


  • 2 large hands full fresh rosemary sprigs.
  • Assorted deli meats - I like to use capicola, mortadella, and salami.
  • Assorted cheeses - I use a block of gouda cheese and a small block of cheddar cheese.
  • Red or black grapes.
  • Dried or candied fruit - our favorite dried fruit for charcuterie is dried and candied orange slices cut into quarters.
  • Fresh pomegranate arils (seeds) and sugar cranberries.


  • Take 2 hands full of rosemary and binder clip them together at the step to make a long piece.
  • Fill a bowl 1/2 way with water and place rosemary in a circle in the bowl.
  • Place a smaller bowl on top of the rosemary to keep it submerged in the water in a circle.
  • Let the rosemary sit in the water on the countertop for 2-3 hours.
  • Remove the rosemary from the water, pat it dry with a few paper towels, and place the piece in a circle on a large platter.
  • Remove the binder clips and fluff the rosemary so it's in a perfect wreath shape.
  • Fold the deli meat slices into quarters and arrange them around the wreath on top of the rosemary.
  • Place small groups of grapes around the wreath.
  • Use a small star-shaped cookie cutter to cut some of the cheese into a star shape.
  • Cube the other cheese and arrange it on the wreath.
  • Garnish with pomegranate arils (seeds) and sugar cranberries.
  • Add twinkle lights for a festive holiday presentation.


Krazy Kitchen Mom Tips
  • I use a large plate charger as the platter for the charcuterie. It's larger than a dinner plate and makes a wonderful presentation.
  • Of course, you should use any types of meats, cheese, fruits, nuts, and garnishes that you like. Just be sure it adds colorful items to show off the platter
  • This wreath can be made a few hours ahead of time. Store it in the refrigerator wrapped in plastic wrap. Remove it from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving.
  • Decorate the holiday table with battery-powered twinkle lights and everyone will know that you took the extra time and effort to make the holiday special.