In today’s post: This Christmas tree cheese board is easy to put together and looks great on your holiday table.
So you might be thinking: why would I make a Christmas tree shaped cheese and cracker plate?
The answer is, of course, why not? This is easy to put together, and it’s the kind of thing my kids would love to help make. There’s actually no “making” – all you do is arrange cheese and crackers in a cute tree shape. And I’ll make it easy by showing you exactly how I made it.
Christmas Tree Cheese Board
For this cheese board, I used the Great Value Entertainment Cracker selection box and the Bella Rosa European Cheese selection tray, both from Walmart. FYI – this is not a sponsored post, I just like these products. (You only need one cheese tray even though there are 2 in this photo.)
I arranged cheese and crackers on an 18 inch round board, but you could also use a large cutting board or cookie sheet, or even a pizza pan!
You’ll want to start by making the star. It uses 5 slices of the German Swiss cheese. Layer two of the slices on top of each other as shown below, and slice the other three in half diagonally.
Cut the triangles again as shown below and discard the smaller pieces.
Layer 5 triangles on each other as shown below to make a star.
Stack the star on top of the 2 squares of German Swiss you set aside before, and place that at the top of your board.
Now you can start building your tree! Layer 8 squares of Gouda for your first row.
Continue to layer crackers and cheese in a tree shape.
Row 2 – I used 9 Wheat + Flax crackers
Row 3 – I used all of the Danish Havarti, overlapping each square quite a bit
Row 4 – I used almost all Poppy + Pepper crackers
Row 5 – I used all of the Irish Cheddar
Row 6 – I used all the Multigrain crackers, spreading the out
Row 7 – I used all of the Dutch Gouda + as much German Swiss as I needed to fill out the row
Row 8 – All the Sea Salt + Black Pepper crackers
Trunk – 1 Stone Ground Wheat cracker
I know, no one really needs a Christmas tree cheese board, but it’s kind of fun!
If you make this in advance, you’ll want to cover it well with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge. Don’t make it too far in advance or the crackers may lose some of their crispness. A couple hours ahead should be just fine!
Looking for more fun Christmas food ideas? Try some of these: