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Candy Cane Caprese Cheese Board

If you are looking for the perfect festive appetizer look no further! This super cute candy cane caprese cheese board is sure to wow everyone this holiday season.

Candy Cane Caprese Cheese Board


 Not only is this super delicious but it can be made in minutes with only a few ingredients. Alternating tomato slices and mozzarella cheese to create a very traditional looking candy cane. Below you can find a list of all of the ingredients you need, including directions for making this incredibly delicious cheese board for your own party! 

candy cane caprese cheese board on a live edge tray

 

What’s a Caprese Cheese Board?

 

Caprese is an Italian term that refers to the combination of fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, salt, olive oil, and sweet basil. Simple yet SO delicious! Traditionally served as a type of salad, it has also been added to pizzas, pastas, and even sandwiches. Here, we’re going pull inspiration from this classic and flavorful combination of ingredients to create a festive cheese board that’s a guarantee to please!


Candy canes have long since been a Christmas symbol, since 1847 to be exact. The classic red and white look instantly makes people think of Christmas time. If you are expecting a large crowd and want to wow them, consider making two separate candy canes and placing them near each other to create almost a candy cane heart, how sweet is that! This fresh recipe with a touch of sweetness from the balsamic glaze will certainly make the perfect addition to any party spread. 

More Ways to Prepare This Candy Cane Cheese Board


To be considered a traditional caprese you would need to use real mozzarella and tomatoes, however if you want to offer an alternative for a younger crowd consider making a candy cane completely out of cheese, Yellow and white cheese alternating can create a candy cane look. You can also offer some crackers on the side instead of just bread as well. Kids tend to love regular cheese and crackers! If you are lucky enough to have access to yellow tomatoes they also are very tasty and can be used to create different colored candy cane spreads!

Ingredients for making a caprese cheese board

 

Ingredients:

  • 8oz Ounces Fresh Mozzarella Cheese (Sliced)
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • Basil Leaves
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • 1 Large Baguette

sliced tomatoes on a serving tray with baguettes

Directions:

  1. Slice the tomatoes.
  2. Start at the top end of the candy cane shape and create the candy cane stripes by alternating a slice of fresh mozzarella with a slice of tomato until you get a big candy cane shape.
  3. Place fresh basil leaves around the serving board
  4. Pour the balsamic glaze into a small bowl.
  5. Slice the Baguette and place the board.

candy cane shaped holiday cheese board

Candy Cane Caprese Cheese Board

Candy Cane Caprese Cheese Board

Ingredients

  • 8oz Ounces Fresh Mozzarella Cheese (Sliced)
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • Basil Leaves
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • 1 Large Baguette

Instructions

  1. Slice the tomatoes.
  2. Start at the top end of the candy cane shape and create the candy cane stripes by alternating a slice of fresh mozzarella with a slice of tomato until you get a big candy cane shape.
  3. Place fresh basil leaves around the serving board
  4. Pour the balsamic glaze into a small bowl.
  5. Slice the Baguette and place the board.

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