A wreath cheese plate is quick, festive, and delicious way to entertain your guests or enjoy a date night in this holiday season. This easy-to-create mini platter features an array of bold, flavorful cheese cubes, and meat slices arranged in the shape of a wreath. 21+ This recipe was created in a paid partnership with Erath Wines.
Holiday Wreath Cheese Plate
Cheese boards are easy to assemble and make great centerpieces for holiday parties. Rather than make a typical charcuterie or snack board I wanted something more intimate for a date night or couple. This Wreath Cheese Plate is perfectly portioned for 2 to enjoy with some Erath Wine.
If you’re looking for more ideas on how to make your holidays even more special, check out our other festive recipes like this Snowman Cheeseball or this Brie & Fig Puff Pastry appetizer. They all pair perfectly with Erath Wines.
Premium sausage – You can use any type of dried, smoked, or cured meat you prefer. I had some premium summer sausage available that I sliced into coins.
Cheese – We love cheese here so I used multiple varieties. Pictured is a garden-herb cheese and sharp premium cheddar which pair well with wine. You can use any gourmet types you may prefer.
Produce – Cherry tomatoes make the ornaments on the wreath. You could use radishes, dates, figs, or apricots as well which pair deliciously.
Herbs – I had a lot of fresh rosemary and sage in my fridge since I use these herbs frequently in compound butter and when cooking.
Crackers – We had a variety of crunchy breads, and gourmet crackers.
Mustard – Sausage and spicy mustard go together perfectly!
Making a Wreath Cheese Plate
Start with a large dinner plate or small slate, marble, or wooden circular cheese board for your wreath base.
Gather your artisanal cheeses, meats, herbs, and produce. Different styles and textures, such as a soft Brie, sharp cheddar, nutty Gouda, pungent blue cheese, and tangy goat cheese add some tasty elements to your plate.
Arrange the fresh herbs around the outside of the plate to form the “greens” of the wreath.
Then line a circle of dried meat around the fresh herbs.
Add the cheese cubes in the center of the plate. Add festive accompaniments like tomatoes for the ornaments. Crackers, seasonal fruit, tomatoes, dried fruit, and nuts can also be added.
Serve with a variety of crunchy textures and spicy mustard.
Wine Pairing Ideas
This Holiday Wreath Cheese Plate is a festive companion for wine. For red wine pairings, a Pinot Noir or Zinfandel are great options. They provide a nice balance of fruit and spice to help bring out the saltiness in the meat and cheese. The folks at Erath Wine have a variety of delicious varietals for all your entertaining needs.
Erath Wines are world-class and have been around since for over 40 years and is created in the Dundee Hills of Oregon. Their award-winning pinot noir pars perfectly with our snack plate.
No matter what wine Erath Wine you choose, this festive meat and cheese plate is sure to make an impression! With such flexibility for ingredients, it can easily be assembled in no time at all for any holiday special occasion. Guests will love it– so cater the size to the crowd you’re hosting.
Snacks to Pair with Wine
Looking for more wine-friendly pairings? Check out these!
- Cranberry Havarti Puff Pastry Bites
- Pear, Fig, and Brie Puff Pastry
- Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mini Peppers
- Bacon & Onion Crostini
- Chourico & Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Holiday Wreath Cheese Plate
- cutting board & knife
- large plate
- 1 cup cheddar cheese cubes assorted varieties
- 1 cup sliced summer sausage
- ½ cup tomatoes
- 6 large fresh rosemary sprigs
- 6 large fresh sage sprigs
- Start with a large dinner plate or small slate, marble, or wooden circular cheese board for your wreath base.
- Gather your artisanal cheeses, meats, herbs, and produce. Slice, and cube your meats and cheese.
- Arrange the fresh herbs around the outside of the plate to form the “greens” of the wreath.
- Then, line a circle of dried meat around the fresh herbs.
- Add the cheese cubes in the center of the plate.
- Add festive accompaniments like tomatoes for the ornaments.
- Enjoy! Serve chilled