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How to Make a Holiday Wreath Charcuterie Board

’Tis the season to transform your charcuterie board into a festive showstopper.
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Published Nov. 29, 2022.

Whenever I’m hosting a party, I can guarantee one thing: a charcuterie board.

You can make your charcuterie board look like anything you want. Choose your own adventure.

During the holidays, my go-to is a charcuterie board wreath.

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To create a charcuterie wreath, you need two things you probably already have sitting in your pantry.

Rosemary and cranberries.

To make your wreath, simply align your rosemary onto your board. Criss-cross your stems. Stack em. Bundle em. There’s no rules! The key is to make it bountiful and circular.

Then adorn your rosemary wreath with a handful of cranberries. Nestle them into your rosemary bundles so they don’t try to escape.

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When it comes to entertaining there’s nothing as crowd pleasing and visually impressive as a well thought out grazing board.

After that, the floor is yours. Add your sliced meats and cheeses around and inside your wreath and voilà—your charcuterie board is now a holiday stunner. Prepare for your guests to be wowed.

Nobody has to know how easy it was.

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