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Christmas tree cheese platter recipe

Next time you're asked to bring a cheese plate along, get into the spirit of the season with this fun Christmas tree arrangement. Be creative with your ingredient selection, and kids and adults alike will devour it.



  • 150g cheddar cheese
  • 150g feta cheese
  • 150g Red Leicester cheese
  • 150g gouda
  • 200g green olives
  • 200g black olives
  • 1/2 250g punnet grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 125g punnet snow pea sprouts
  • assorted crackers


Step 1
Cut cheese into 1cm cubes. Drain olives.

Step 2
On a large platter or wooden chopping board, arrange cheddar cheese in a thick strip.

Step 3
Arrange green olives in a thick strip across the top of the cheese.

Step 4
Continue layering cheese, olives and tomatoes to create a large triangular tree shape, topping it with a tomato.

Step 5
Place a bunch of snow pea sprouts at the base of the triangle to form a trunk.

Step 6
Place crackers nearby and serve.



  • You could use any firm cheese you like, but select a variety of flavours and colours.
  • As an alternative to olives, you could layer the cheese with dried fruit, chargrilled vegetables or cured meats.
  • Recipe by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.

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