I have a few easy appetizer ideas to share, ideal for the busy holiday season or last-minute entertaining! The first appetizer is a Christmas Tree Cheese Board, festive and easy to assemble using cheese and grapes! The original idea for this cheese board came from Kraft Canada.
Use two to three varieties of cheese to build your Christmas tree cheese board or platter. I used Cheddar and Cheddar Jack and red and green seedless grapes.
Cut your cheese into cubes and arrange your cubes and grapes in rows on a platter or cutting board in a Christmas tree shape.
I tucked in some sprigs of thyme and rosemary along the edges and added a star-shaped cracker for a tree topper and more crackers to serve. My sister brought me a couple of boxes of Valley Lahvosh Star Crackers thinking I could have a little holiday food fun with them! She found them at a Sprouts Farmers Market store in Georgia. They’re available from Sprouts and Walmart online, but only in a case pack of 12. If anyone finds them by the single box somewhere, leave a comment and let me know!
Use some festive party picks or regular toothpicks to serve. I found these Meri Meri Christmas Party Picks at HomeGoods for $3.99.
This festive edible holiday tree appetizer isn’t limited to cheese and grapes, you could assemble an antipasto Christmas tree using olives, tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, peppers, marinated mozzarella and cured meats~ especially easy if your grocery store has an olive/antipasto bar!
If you’re looking for some additional ideas for the holidays, try a Rosemary Wreath with Olives and Cheese
Or a 10 Minute Appetizer, Spinach Tortellini Christmas Wreath!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Entertaining!