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How to Make a Holiday Charcuterie Platter!

An easy to assemble charcuterie platter that incorporates seasonal fruits!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword easy appetizer recipe, holiday recipe, party recipe
Author Linda Spiker


Amounts are up to you! For this platter I used:

  • 5 sprigs of rosemary
  • grapes
  • an assortment of prosciutto, salami, pepperoni, ham, or sausage
  • sliced or diced cheeses (preferably from grass fed cows) I LOVE aged hard cheeses like gouda, cheddar and Manchego, but I also love soft cheeses like chevre and brie. The beauty of the board is you can mix it up to fit everyone's taste! And if you're unsure, ask the people behind the cheese counter at your local store!
  • organic crackers
  • roasted salted cashews and mixed nuts
  • 4 oz round of goat cheese
  • spicy cranberry jam
  • kalamata olives
  • pomegranate seeds
  • persimmons, sliced (or use tangerine sections kumquats or pears)


  1. If you picture your platter like a clock face, place the rosemary springs at 12:00. 2:00, 3:30, 7:00 and 10:00.
  2. Add grapes to center of platter
  3. Layer rolled prosciutto and salami in three bunches randomly around platter
  4. Add small bowls filled with pomegranate seeds and kalamata olives and a round of goat cheese topped with cranberry jam (or other seasonal jam)
  5. Fill in the gaps with persimmons and plenty of crackers, cheeses and nuts!
  6. Serve.