Trim-a-Tree Holiday Cheese Board

Wisconsin Cheese Trim-a-Tree Holiday Cheese Board  Recipe
Active Time
1 Hour



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Aged Cheddar, BellaVitano®, Cold Pack, Gouda or Parmesan can be used in this recipe.


  1. Spread garlic & herb cheese into a tree shape on a waxed paper-lined serving tray. Cut cheddar into slices, about 1/4-inch thick. Place slices around edges of tree. Cut remaining cheddar into thin slices.
  2. Cut a 1/2-inch slice of gouda, about 1 1/2-inches wide. Cut slice with a 1-inch star cookie cutter, using the handle of a small spoon to press and release cheese from cutter at star points. Set aside. Cut remaining gouda into thin slices.
  3. Cut Merlot BellaVitano® into batons.
  4. Arrange the Merlot BellaVitano® and remaining cheddar and gouda on serving tray. Place olives and miniature peppers into serving bowls; add to tray. Fill in tray with almonds, cashews, grapes, salami, chocolate barks, crackers, cranberries, pomegranate, cranberry crisps, apple, prosciutto, ginger thins and rosemary. Decorate tree with the pomegranate seeds, rosemary and reserved gouda star.
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