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Holiday Appetizer Board

Round tray with red bow and variety of foods including olives, wrapped chocolate candies, cherry tomatoes, crackers, meats, berries, cheeses, jam in the center all on a bed of greens

Holiday Appetizer Board

Yield: Serves 8-10
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Enjoy this festive meat and cheese board, delicious any time of the year!


  • Large Board or Platter
  • 2 small ramekins or prep bowls
  • 3-4 small tongs or forks for serving
  • 1 small spoon
  • 1 bunch Dark Leafy Green Lettuce, washed and dried
  • 1 package Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
  • 12-14 oz Deli Meat (salami, prosciutto, ham)
  • 8 oz White Cheddar Cheese Block (or favorite type)
  • 8 oz Pepper Jack Cheese Cubes
  • 1/2 pint Raspberries, washed and dried
  • 1/2 pint Blueberries, washed and dried
  • 1 whole Pomegranate, seeded
  • 1 lb Individually Wrapped Chocolates, festive colors
  • 4.5 oz Greek Olive Medley
  • 8 oz Cherry Tomatoes, washed and dried
  • 1-2 boxes Variety Of Crackers (bite-sized everything crackers, water crackers)
  • 10 oz jar Berry/Cranberry Jam (or favorite flavor)


    See Picture Template Below

  1. Lay lettuce leaves flat in a circular pattern on the board leaving open center

  2. Place berries at bottom of circle creating two symmetrical "pods" 

  3. Place olives in small ramekins and place at top left corner of circle

  4. Slice 1/2 of white cheddar cheese block

  5. Place white cheddar cheese block at top of circle, arranging sliced cheese in front of the block

  6. Spread cheese cubes around olive ramekins

  7. Set open and stirred jar of jam in center of circle

  8. Lay rosemary sprigs around outside of circle

  9. Arrange rolled meat slices at top right of circle, if using prosciutto, fold slices

  10. Place one variety of crackers at top of board filling in spaces between cheeses, meat, and jam

  11. Place water crackers at bottom of circle between berry pods

  12. User wrapped chocolates to fill in open areas between berries and meat and berries and cheese 

  13. Spread cherry tomatoes at top of circle filling in open areas

  14. Spread pomegranate seeds between chocolates and berry pods

  15. Place 2-3 tongs around the board (can also use forks if tongs not available) and spoon in jam for serving

  16. Serve and Enjoy!

    Lettuce Wreath Template


Aim for a full board, using as much of the ingredients as possible.  Any extra ingredients can be used to refill items as they are served.