How to Create a Caprese Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board

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Celebrate the holidays with an easy and beautiful appetizer dish. This caprese Christmas wreath charcuterie board is so incredibly easy to make and can be served at a dinner party or at a cocktail party. Full of bright colors and simple delicious ingredients, this is a crowd pleaser.

We served up this wreath charcuterie board during a holiday Christmas party for 30 people. This was one of our appetizer dishes before we tucked in for a large meal and it was the perfect light dish to start with. This wreath is incredibly easy to make and can be made several hours in advance and kept cool. Below you can find a shopping list and directions on how to assemble this pretty board.

Caprese Christmas Wreath
Caprese Christmas Wreath

What is a Caprese Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board?

There are a few ways to make a charcuterie Christmas wreath, but this beautiful wreath is made by placing the ingredients on toothpicks and circling them around in the shape of a wreath. Placed on a round charcuterie board, this makes a wonderful centerpiece for your next cocktail party. Below are 3 reasons that a caprese Christmas wreath makes the perfect dish:

Serve up a Beautiful, Festive Dish

This is a fun and festive dish and is sure to brighten up any holiday gathering

Add Something Healthy to your Holiday

Fresh vegetables and cheese make this a healthy dish to add to the rich and sweet holiday foods.

Serve up Something Easy to Make and Easy to Eat

This dish can be made in just a few minutes and is easy to eat with the toothpicks. Make sure to leave out an extra bowl for people to put their toothpicks!

Looking for another fun and festive holiday charcuterie board?

Check out this Christmas tree charcuterie board.

Or check out this fun caprese candy cane charcuterie wreath.

Ingredients for a Caprese Christmas Wreath

The best ingredients for your caprese Christmas wreath are small bite-size pieces of fresh Italian ingredients. Choose Christmas colors like red tomatoes and green basil to make your wreath extra festive. We also chose to add olives to our holiday charcuterie board for some extra colors and variety.

Below is a list you can use to make this Christmas charcuterie wreath:

  • 1 pint of red cherry tomatoes – choose fresh looking tomatoes
  • Mozzarella balls – the smaller cheese balls fit best on the standard toothpick or if you have longer toothpicks, you can use the medium sized mozzarella balls.
  • 1 jar of olives – choose your favorite olives!
  • 1 bunch of basil – a large bunch of basil gives you enough to put some basil leave on the each toothpick and use the basil as a base for the wreath
  • Salami for the meat flower (optional) – salami slices are the perfect ingredient to make a beautiful centerpiece for you caprese wreath

Learn how to create a salami rose.

How to Assemble a Caprese Christmas Wreath

Assembling is this holiday wreath is quick and easy. Since most of the ingredients are already bite-sized, you don’t need to cut anything and can simply combine your ingredients and lay them out in a wreath shape.

Start by laying basil leaves in a wreath shape. A round charcuterie board is best, but you can also use a round plate or any charcuterie board.

Assemble your toothpicks. You can make them all the same or do a couple different patterns. Put 3 items on each tooth pick. Our first round of tooth picks included a cherry tomato, mozzarella ball and a basil leaf. Our middle row included an olive instead of the basil.

Lay the toothpicks in a radiating wreath shape and stack them on top of each other for a colorful and robust wreath.

There are two additional options for finishing off this caprese charcuterie board. We chose to add a salami meat rose to the center of our wreath, but you can also drizzle balsamic and olive oil and serve it up with some crackers.

Caprese Christmas wreath
Caprese Christmas wreath

Recipe for a Caprese Christmas Wreath

Caprese Christmas Wreath Charcuterie Board

A festive caprese appetizer
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • Charcuterie Board Round is ideal
  • Tooth Picks


  • 1 pint Red Cherry Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella Balls
  • 1 bunch Basil
  • 1 jar Olives
  • Salami


  • Place ingredients on toothpicks. You can make them all the same or make some different patterns.
  • Lay basil in the wreath shape on the charcuterie board. Lay the toothpicks and ingredients on top of the basil stacking to create a pretty wreath
  • Optional – create a Salami Rose for the center of your wreath.
  • Serve or keep for a few hours in a cool place.

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