Building A Holiday Charcuterie Board - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

Building A Holiday Charcuterie Board

Building A Holiday Charcuterie Board

If you’ve followed me for some time, you know I love me a good cheese board. This year, I’m putting together a holiday board for Christmas Eve dinner and thought I’d share my ideas on how you can make it perfect for this time of year. It’s really the easiest thing you can make because there is zero cooking, and pretty much everyone loves it!

Make sure to check out my post on HOW TO BUILD A CHARCUTERIE BOARD LIKE A PRO first, to get the scoop on what you can include.

To make the cheese board festive, I included a SWEET & SPICY CRANBERRY SALSA.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz) package fresh cranberries
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped (or to taste)
  • ½ cup sliced green onions
  • ½ tbsp lime juice
  • ½ cup raw sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt

In a food processor or blender, pulse cranberries, orange zest, jalapenos, and green onions until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl and mix in lime juice, sugar and salt, cover and chill for a couple hours. If you want, you can also mix in the salsa with a cream cheese or goat cheese.

Festive Additions

I also like to include seasonal spreads. Here I used my favorite orange one, but you can look for others that may include cranberries, honey, pears or apples. It’s all about enticing the palette with the sweet flavors of the season.

And speaking of sweet, think about adding in fruits that also evoke this time of year: raspberries, pomegranate arils and cranberries for example. Include candied/spiced nuts and some sea salt chocolate caramels too. Cut things up roughly… you want different textures to make your board even better.

Throwing in different kinds of crackers is also important, you can find some delish ones at most any grocery store, many even touting some of the flavors we’ve been talking about.

Garnish

When it comes to garnish, bring in pine branches, ornaments and pine cones around the board, you can also add rosemary sprigs, which look like christmas tree branches too! Everyone will be so impressed with how awesome it looks!

The last thing to do, is pour the wine. I’ve got some recommendations for wines under $15 here too!

Enjoy!

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

Subscribe for Updates:

Share This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On Facebook

SuperWebTricks Loading...

On Twitter

Review + Top Rec: How To Love A Duke In Ten Days by @Kerrigan_Byrne! @stmartinspress https://t.co/GRtLn6LAm8

"@lisajewelluk has delivered a masterpiece of a mystery, and you’ll be unable to put it down until you get to the last, brilliant page. And that last page is indeed, spectacularly brilliant!"—Kym of @unlikely__story on THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS • coming 11/5! (📸 @vilmairisblog)

Are you shopping the @sephora Summer Bonus Event??? 🙋🏻‍♀️ My top 10 must buys on the blog! What are you guys getting? I haven’t shopped yet and getting my own list together... eeeep!!!
.
👩🏻‍💻: https://t.co/ceJxaS8pnV or link… https://t.co/adcgocAJFt

Listen to the fabulous @JRWard1 chat with the equally fabulous #JimFrangione on #BloodTruth & all things #BDB! @simonschuster @gallerybooks @simonaudio https://t.co/Qzwvq5IFaP

Read an excerpt from QUIET MAN by the one and only @kristenashley68! Out tomorrow! @1001darknights https://t.co/wfnDnod5gQ

Read my interview with @authorlexiblake, author of the just released, Lost In You!!! @jennw23 https://t.co/9KXf8UnswA

The Texas heat is pretty much unbearable this time of year, so find me a cool coffee shop, a vanilla latte and a good book and I’m a happy girl! @GrandCentralPub sent me #Outfox𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 by @SandraBrown_NYT and it’s the… https://t.co/4f86sbIYM0

Load More...
SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG