Holiday entertaining is supposed to be a little over the top and this charcuterie wreath is the show-stopper you’ve been looking for. It’s so pretty, it will be difficult to watch your guests tear it apart to eat it.
What’s great about this festive platter is that it looks like it would take hours to make, but in reality, it is very easy to put together. It’s just a matter of adding ingredients to a skewer and then placing them into a wreath design. That’s it!
Here is how to make a charcuterie wreath of your own.
You can choose whatever ingredients you want to be part of the wreath, as long as it slides onto a skewer. Think of things that you might add to an antipasto platter.
Here is what we chose for our skewers.
Rosemary sprigs (for garnish)
Preparing the Ingredients
When choosing what to add to your wreath, think of bite-sized pieces. Most of what we skewered didn’t require cutting. However, we did need to cube the cheese, which was easily done with the Traditional Cheese Knife.
You could use the same knife to cut cubes of salami, slice thick pieces of cucumber or cut sweet peppers in half to add to the skewers. The sharp Micro Double-D™ edge easily cuts through dense foods, and holes along the blade prevent food from sticking. Those features make the Traditional Cheese Knife the perfect charcuterie knife.
Arranging the Platter
Arrange the charcuterie wreath in whatever pattern or color palette you choose. Have fun with it and don’t overthink it too much.
Once the skewers are arranged in a circle, garnish with sprigs of rosemary or other fresh herbs. Consider serving guacamole, herb dip or hummus alongside the wreath for dipping. You can also drizzle everything with a little balsamic reduction for an extra splash of flavor.
Festive, fun and flavorful, how can you go wrong?