Beautiful ideas for creating holiday wreath cheese and veggie platters. 

A beautiful holiday wreath cheese platter made with rosemary, cheese, marcona almonds, olives, persimmon, chocolate, citrus, and pomegranate. Served with red wine.

Last week one of my girlfriends sent me a text asking, “Hey, can I come over for a glass of wine this week?” You know you have a good friend when she invites herself over for a good chat and loads of laughter. Since this particular friend and I share of love of the holiday season, I threw together a quick Christmas cheese plate, lit a fire, and turned on some holiday music. I thought it turned out so darn cute that I had to share this holiday wreath cheese plate with you.

This Christmas wreath cheese board would be the perfect compliment to the Mulled Wine recipe I posted yesterday! This holiday cheese board wreath is comprised of delicious ingredients that are in season now. The mandarin oranges are just incredible in December, and pomegranates and persimmons are just finishing up. For an extra indulgent cheese board I love to add a bit of broken up dark chocolate. This one here has hazelnuts.

If you would like to make a dairy-free, vegan cheese board, you can do that too! My favorite vegan artisan cheeses are from Kite Hill and Miyoko’s Kitchen.

veggie and cheese wreath

If you want to make a healthier, kid-friendly, veggie and cheese wreath, here’s another idea! I saw something similar on Pinterest. These edible wreaths are so incredibly easy to make and so darling. For this broccoli version, simply place broccoli florets around the perimeter of a plate or round cheese board (this one is from World Market). Top with pomegranate arils, blackberries, and cheese star cut-outs like I did, or  use whatever veggies you have on hand. Cherry tomatoes would be wonderful too. For a non-dairy vegan version, use your star cookie/veggie cutter to cut stars out of jicama. Serve a bowl of your favorite dressing or hummus with this broccoli veggie wreath.

If you liked these fun holiday cheese and veggie boards, you might want to check out these posts as well!

how to make a holiday cheese board

How to make a Spanish Cheese Board 

sparking cranberry appetizer

 Sparkling Cranberry Brie Bites

easy mulled wine recipe

Happiest holidays to you and yours!

Yield: Serves 4

Holiday Wreath Cheese Board

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

A beautiful holiday wreath cheese board with fruit and nuts. This small wreath serves about 4 people. Increase the ingredients as needed for a larger group. This holiday wreath includes some of the best winter produce.

Beautiful wreath cheese board with marcona almonds, chocolate, citrus, pomegranate.


  • 2 bunches fresh rosemary
  • 1-2 favorite cheeses
  • 2 mandarin oranges
  • 1 Fuyu persimmon
  • 1 pomegranate, halved or seeded
  • nuts (I used rosemary Marcona almonds)
  • assorted olives
  • dark chocolate pieces
  • crackers


  1. Place the rosemary around the a plate or wooden or slate cheese board to create a wreath shape. Top with all the other ingredients.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 87mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 5gSugar: 18gProtein: 5g