Christmas Tree Cheese Platter for a Holiday Party

You have to make this Christmas tree cheese platter for a holiday party this year. Whether you’re throwing your own, or bringing something potluck style, this Christmas tree cheese board wins EVERY. TIME.

Ingredients needed for a Christmas tree cheese platter

  • Broccoli
  • Grapes
  • Raspberries
  • Snap peas
  • Cheese
  • Nuts
  • Crackers
  • Hummus

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Light and healthy appetizer for a crowd

The reason I love serving this Christmas tree cheese platter is because it’s healthy! And easy! And fast to make! The veggies, fruits, and nuts are a welcome option in a sea of sugary cookies and fudge. (Although I love those too!)

Broccoli and snap peas are a great source of fiber and nutrients. Grapes and raspberries add to the much-needed dose of Vitamin C to help boost immunity, and nuts are excellent for getting those healthy fats to support healthy cell growth.

Hummus is ALWAYS my go-to dip for a cheese platter. You must make my Instant Pot hummus! It’s suuuuper creamy and smooth, and you will never make homemade hummus any other way. Click here to get the recipe.

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Tips for arranging your Christmas tree cheese platter

The key to making a beautiful and colorful presentation is making sure you have a good mix of colors. Since we want to keep it looking festive and Christmas-like, greens and reds are essential. I opt for broccoli, grapes, and snap peas for that vibrant color and varying flavors. However, any other green veggie you like.

For the reds, I like raspberries, and cherry tomatoes are also a great option. And you can’t forget the nuts and cheeses!

In terms of forming the Christmas tree, always start at the base. It’s also important to consider the textures and balance of color. Feel free to experiment and play with the arrangement!

Christmas party appetizer for a crowd

I am a big fan of appetizers. I would make an excellent Spaniard because the idea of tapas everyday sounds like a good time. Obviously, I love to put together a sweet spread whenever we have parties. Here are some of my favorites I’ve made:

Basically, I have you covered for your Christmas party appetizers! Grab the recipe below for this Christmas tree cheese platter and enjoy!

Christmas Tree Cheese Platter

This Christmas tree cheese platter is the a simple and healthy appetizer for a holiday party. Use fruits, veggies, cheeses, and nuts for maximum flavor.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese platter, christmas tree cheese platter, cheese board, healthy appetizer, party appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 511 kcal


  • 1 cup raw broccoli chopped
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese cubed
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1/4 cup yellow bell peppers sliced
  • 1 package crackers gluten-free
  • 1 cup hummus


  1. On a large rectangle serving platter or cutting board, start arranging the base of the tree by lining up the broccoli. Arrange the rest of the veggies, fruits, cheese, and nuts in rows. Make sure each row above is more narrow than the last, to make a Christmas tree shape. Arrange foods in the aesthetic color and order you desire.

  2. Add 5-6 almonds at the bottom, arranged in a rectangle to make a tree stem. Arrange 5 strips of the yellow bell pepper to make a star at the top. 

  3. Serve with hummus and gluten free crackers. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Christmas Tree Cheese Platter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 511 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 605mg 25%
Potassium 475mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 11g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 8.3%
Vitamin C 33.6%
Calcium 28.8%
Iron 23.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

And in case you need some Christmas dessert recipe ideas, you MUST make these:

The Best Microwave Fudge Recipe

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