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Smiling Santa Charcuterie Board

The holiday season is fast approaching which means it’s time to start planning fun festive holiday dishes to serve at parties! Find the perfect dish to bring to your next holiday party with this fun smiling Santa charcuterie board. Easy to make and sure to bring a smile to everyone at your gathering. Not only is it simple to put together, but it’s also a creative dish to make with some bored kids over Christmas break! 

smiling santa Christmas charcuterie board idea with festive decorations

Smiling Santa Christmas Charcuterie Board Idea


Charcuterie boards have really gained popularity lately! If you aren’t sure what a charcuterie board is, it’s simply an appetizer served on a wooden board or stone slab! Most traditionally cheese and meat. There are some super fancy ones out there. The possibilities are really endless when it comes to creating a good charcuterie board. This smiling Santa one is PERFECT for the holidays. Adults and kids will enjoy seeing a happy Santa on the table.

 

One of the things we love most about this charcuterie design is that the concept doesn’t completely fall apart once people take a bite or two. In fact, the original Santa face stays mostly intact thanks to the color seperation of the pepperoni and cheeses on this spread. See our full recipe for the Smiling Santa Charcuterie Board below!


Make This Christmas Charcuterie Board Your Own!


If you aren’t a fan of olives that were used for Santa’s eyes you can also use purple grapes, blueberries, or any edible item you feel would look good in its place. If you can’t find fresh mozzarella or just aren’t a fan of it in general you can simply use regular white cheese in its place. If you are thinking of adding some vegetables to this platter you can use cauliflower to add a 3D effect! Lastly, you can add other types of meats as well. Salami, ham, you name it can be added to add more variety for your family and guests to enjoy. Get creative and think outside the box!

Ingredients for Smiling Santa Charcuterie Board:

  • 5oz Bag Pepperoni
  • 8oz White Cheese Slices
  • 8oz Orange Cheese Slices
  • Black Olives
  • Fresh Mozzarella Slices
  • Round Serving Tray

 

Directions:

1. Create a Santa hat by lining the top of a round cutting board with pepperoni.

ingredients for Santa charcuterie board

2. Add a fresh mozzarella slice to the left side of the pepperoni to create a ball.

pepperoni cheese on a live edge wood tray

3. Cut the orange cheese slices into 1-2 inch squares and create a Santa face with them.

pepperoni and cheese on a wood tray

4. Once the orange cheese slices are in position, line the rim of Santa’s hat with fresh mozzarella slices.

5. Slice the white cheese into 1-2 inch squares.

layered cheese and pepperoni Santa Claus charcuterie spread

6. Create Santa’s beard using the white cheese slices.

7. Add two pepperoni onto Santa’s face to create cheeks.

Christmas meat and cheese tray

8. Create two eyes using black olives.

Cute Santa Claus Charcuterie board spread

9. Cut out eyebrows & a mustache using a piece of white cheese.

10. Cut a pepperoni into a mini circle for a nose.

Smiling Santa Charcuterie Board

Smiling Santa Charcuterie Board

Ingredients

  • 5oz Bag Pepperoni
  • 8oz White Cheese Slices
  • 8oz Orange Cheese Slices
  • Black Olives
  • Fresh Mozzarella Slices
  • Round Serving Tray

Instructions

  1. Create a Santa hat by lining the top of a round cutting board with pepperoni.
  2. Add a fresh mozzarella slice to the left side of the pepperoni to create a ball
  3. Cut the orange cheese slices into 1-2 inch squares and create a Santa face with them
  4. Once the orange cheese slices are in position, line the rim of Santa’s hat with fresh mozzarella slices
  5. Slice the white cheese into 1-2 inch squares.
  6. Create Santa’s beard using the white cheese slices.
  7. Add two pepperoni onto Santa’s face to create cheeks.
  8. Create two eyes using black olives
  9. Cut out eyebrows & a mustache using a piece of white cheese.
  10. Cut a pepperoni into a mini circle for a nose.

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