Charcuterwreath boards are Instagram’s hottest new festive food trend

Seeing as we’ve all spent so much time at home this year, it’s no wonder one of the biggest buzzwords of 2020 has been ‘tablescaping‘, the idea of dressing your table (and food) as artfully, imaginatively and tastefully as possible – before taking a picture of it and uploading it to the ‘gram, of course.

This has resulted in a rising trend for tapered candles, colourful glassware, handmade ceramic crockery and generally anything else that can be used to spruce up a table. Not forgetting, of course, the jewel in the crown that is the charcuterie grazing board.

The art of the charcuterie grazing board lies in artfully display hams, cheeses, crackers, fruit and more in a way that looks ‘piled on’ yet organised at the same time (exhibit A below).

And now that Christmas is upon us, the charcuterie grazing board trend has gotten all festive on us in the shape of ‘charcuterwreath boards’ – all the fun of a charcuterie board but arranged in a such a way that it resembles a Christmas wreath.

How to make a charcuterwreath board

For a step-by-step guide on how to build your very own charcuterwreath, @modern_brie has very handily shared a video explaining just that to her Instagram. She says:

  1. Start with a greenery base.
  2. Add bowls or large decorative items, if using.
  3. Add your charcuterie meats diagonal from each other (think 1:00, 5:00, 8:00,11:00).
  4. Start adding cheeses using the same method.
  5. Add fruits, nuts and filler.
  6. Garnish! Fresh herbs, florals, smaller decorative items.

She even has a tutorial for how to create those incredible salami roses…

Keep scrolling for more charcuterwreath inspiration (warning, you’ll never be able to simply slap some salami and brie on a plate every again)…

Charcuterwreath boards inspiration