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How to Make a Santa Cheese Board for Christmas

This fun and fest Santa Cheese Board is perfect for your Christmas party. It’s so easy to make and delicious to eat. This holiday-themed snack will be as much fun to eat as it is to create.

Santa cheese board

Santa Cheese Board

This is so simple to make and your guests will absolutely love the festive flare it brings to your holiday party.

What I love about this Santa Cheese Board Snack Idea:

  • easy to make – the kids can even help
  • it has very few ingredients that are easy to find
  • it’s so much fun and festive
  • a great holiday tradition
  • you can easily substitute other meats and cheeses

FAQs

Make-Ahead and Storage

How far in advance can I make this cheese board?

You can make this cheese platter a few days in advance of your party. Just cover and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it

Storing: store this meat and cheese platter covered and in the refrigerator

What types of Meat and Cheese can I use for this Cheese Board?

  • yellow cheeses – American, Colby Jack, or Cheddar
  • white cheese – Swiss, Pepper Jack, Gouda, Havarti, or aged White Cheddar
  • meats – pepperoni, salami, or prosciutto

Tips and Tricks:

  • I found a cheese board at Sam’s club that is from Hormel and it already had almost everything I needed

If you are ready to make this fun snack board for the holidays, let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need: 

  • yellow cheese squares – I used pre-cut Colby Jack cheese squares
  • white cheese squares – I used pre-cut White Cheddar Cheese squares
  • pepperoni slices
  • sliced black olives
  • kitchen shears

How do you make a Santa Cheese Board for Christmas?

  • using a cutting board or a tray to place cheese on, start out by making 4 rows of yellow cheese
  • add some half slices and cut angle slices around the sides to make the rows into a round shape
  • add a couple of white rows to the top of the yellow
  • add 3 curved rows to the bottom of the yellow cheese
  • using pepperoni, shape a Santa hat with layers
  • curve the hat around the side of Santa’s face to make the portion that hangs down
  • add some white slices to the bottom of that piece for the big round ball
  • finally shape a mustache out of white, cheeks, and a nose out of pepperoni and place them on the face along with olive eyes
  • add crackers to enjoy this meat and cheese board with

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How to Make a Santa Cheese Board for Christmas

Make this fun holiday cheese board for your next holiday party

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: none
  • Total Time: 56 minute
  • Yield: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • yellow cheese squares – I used pre-cut Colby Jack cheese squares
  • white cheese squares – I used pre-cut White Cheddar Cheese squares
  • pepperoni slices
  • sliced black olives
  • kitchen shears

Instructions

making a Santa cheese board

  • using a cutting board or a tray to place cheese on, start out by making 4 rows of yellow cheese
  • add some half slices and cut angle slices around the sides to make the rows into a round shape

making a Santa cheese board

  • add a couple of white rows to the top of the yellow
  • using pepperoni, shape a Santa hat with layers
  • curve the hat around the side of Santa’s face to make the portion that hangs down
  • add some white slices to the bottom of that piece for the big round ball

  • add 3 curved rows to the bottom of the yellow cheese

  • finally shape a mustache out of white, cheeks, eyebrows and a nose out of pepperoni and place them on the face along with olive eyes
  • add crackers to enjoy this meat and cheese board with

Notes

How far in advance can I make this cheese board?

You can make this cheese platter a few days in advance of your party. Just cover and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it

Storing: store this meat and cheese platter covered and in the refrigerator

What types of Meat and Cheese can I use for this Cheese Board?

  • yellow cheeses – American, Colby Jack, or Cheddar
  • white cheese – Swiss, Pepper Jack, Gouda, Havarti, or aged White Cheddar
  • meats – pepperoni, salami, or prosciutto

Tips and Tricks:

  • I found a cheese board at Sam’s club that is from Hormel and it already had almost everything I needed

 

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