How to Make the Perfect Snowman Charcuterie Board

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This delectable spread of meats, cheeses, nuts, fruits and veggies combine to make the perfect snowman charcuterie board. Follow our directions to assemble this adorable grazing board for your next winter or holiday party.

Snowman Cheese Plate Close Up

Festive Charcuterie Boards

I am so excited to share this incredible cheese board with you! If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I LOVE charcuterie boards! Now, the official definition of charcuterie from Merriam-Webster is: a delicatessen specializing in dressed meats and meat dishes. So yes, I do understand that some of my boards (the dessert ones, in particular) aren’t OFFICIAL charcuteries b/c they don’t have MEAT. Rest assured, this one is legit charcuterie! HA!

You might recall another holiday themed snack board I posted, my Candy Candy Caprese Board. That dish was made by my stepmom and brought to our Christmas Eve family dinner. Well, guess where this adorable snowman charcuterie came from? YUP – it was devoured by my family on Christmas Eve, courtesy of my stepmom.

I’m grateful to my family for understanding after a decade running this site that sometimes I just have to start staging and snapping pictures for future blog content. That’s just what I did for this snowman board.

Snowman Charcuterie Platter HERO

Choosing a Snack Board Tray

As you can see from the pictures, this snack board was assembled on a circle-shaped tray. You can use a wooden board, or metal or plastic or glass. This is just a matter of preference. There are many beautiful boards to choose from!

Here are some examples of round snack boards you could use:

Snowman Snack Board Ingredients

Our board boasts a scrumptious selection of festive colored foods! Gather up these food items to assemble this board as shown:

  • Green olives
  • Black olives
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Green grapes
  • Dried apricots
  • Dried cranberries
  • Candied pecans
  • Marcona almonds
  • Round goat cheese (this will be the snowman’s head)
  • Smoked gouda cheese
  • Irish cheddar cheese
  • Hungarian salami
  • Black pepper salami
  • 1 Baby carrot (for the nose)
  • 2 slices of small bread, like Crostini (for the snowman’s hat)
  • Sprig of fresh rosemarry (decoration on hat)
  • Serve on the side: Variety of crackers

More Ingredients You Might Consider Adding

  • Honey
  • Salami sticks
  • Red grapes
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes
  • Pepper jelly
  • Pretzels
  • Apple slices
  • Sweet gherkin pickles
  • Small dish of homemade jam

Assembling this Perfect Holiday Platter

Follow these directions to assemble your board:

1. Place the round goat cheese in the center of the platter. This is the snowman’s head (the round cheese is the perfect snowman shape).

2. Fill in the spaces around the goat cheese with all of the fresh meats, cheese, vegetables, fruit, and nuts. Keep like items in sections, similar to our pictures.

Decorating the Snowman

1. Place 2 pieces of Crostini bread at the top of the goat cheese. This is the snowman’s hat!

2. Put a sprig of fresh rosemary on the bread.

3. Cut up a couple of black olives and place them on the goat cheese to form the snowman’s eyes and mouth. (They look like buttons!)

4. Place a baby carrot on the middle of the goat cheese to give the snowman a nose.

Tips for Serving this Whimsical Cheese Board

  • You can make this platter up ahead of time! Simply cover with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate until it is time to serve.
  • Place a cheese spreader knife or two in the spreadable goat cheese to make it easier to enjoy.
  • Prep some extra ingredients to “refill” the platter as guests enjoy snacking.
  • Prepare the non-goat cheese cheeses into chucks or cheese slices for easy grazing.
  • Feel free to get creative! Some of the fruits or veggies could be arranged to be a top hat or the snowman’s scarf.
Snowman Charcuterie FB Image

That’s it! We can’t get enough of beautiful cheese boards! They are as much fun to look at as they are to eat.

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Tell us – what kind of snack and cheese boards do you love? If you decide to make your own version of this be sure to come back and leave a comment telling us how it turned out. Feel free to tag me if you post a picture of your board on social media – I would love to see it!


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