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Cheese Wedge Christmas Trees – a festive holiday appetizer idea, that requires just a few simple ingredients. This Keto friendly appetizer is the perfect addition to your holiday table.

Looking for a quick, 5 minute treat to add to your Christmas menu? Look no further. These come together in no time and are totally customizable.

You can make these up to 1 day in advance.

 

Cheese Wedges Covered in herbs with pretzel stick inserted to make them look like Christmas tree

This pretty appetizer is not only visually appealing but also provides a tasty combination of cheese, pretzels, and fresh herbs.

How to make Cheese Triangle Christmas Trees?

Ingredients:

  • Cheese Wedges (such a Laughing Cow or other generic brand, I used Lidl/Aldi brand), unwrapped, at room temperature
  • Pretzel sticks, about 1 and 1/2 inches long
  • Fresh Rosemary (chopped)
  • Fresh Parsley or Dill (optional)
  • Italian seasoning of a combination of seasonings that you prefer
  • Hot Chili Flakes (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl/plate combine the seasoning, chili flakes and fresh herbs.
  2. Dip/press one side of each cheese wedge in the spice mixture.
  3. Flip over and insert a pretzel stick into the bottom part of each triangle.
  4. Place on a platter and serve within 1 hour or refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Cheese wedge herb covered Christmas trees on a chalk cutting board.

How to store

These are going to last for a day in the fridge, but I suggest that you insert the pretzel sticks prior to serving, because they are going to get soggy.

Keep on a platter, loosely covered with foil in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

Do not freeze these cheese wedges, because this type of soft cheeses may change texture, once defrosted.

If condensation forms, it can affect the appearance of the herbs. Using a slightly damp paper towel on the plate, underneath the cheesse may help.

Recipe Tips

  • Cheese brand/quality – Select a reputable and good-quality cheese brand for the recipe such as Laughing Cow or any soft cheese you plan to use. The creaminess and flavor of the cheese are crucial for the success of the appetizer.
  • Variety of flavors: Consider using different flavors of Laughing Cow wedges to add variety. The original, garlic and herb, or other flavors can enhance the o taste and give your guests options. You should also make sure you use the proper herbs, that go well with the cheese variety chosen.
  • Make in advance – the best option you have is to prepare the ingredients in advance and assemble the appetizer right before you need to serve is, if possible.
  • Herbs – while you do need to use some dry herbs, I suggest mixing them with other fresh ones. Use fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, or chives for garnish. You should wash and chop your herbs ahead of tome, then wrap them in a damp paper towel and place in the fridge. This saves a lot of time during the holiday season. Adding some hot red pepper flakes is optional, especially, if you are serving these to kids.
  • What to serve with? Serve with different kinds of crackers or crostini.
  • Serving style – You can arrange these wedge trees on a cutting board, cheese board, cheese platter. Place them in no specific order, or try to shape a Christmas Tree or a wreath with them. This will make the overall look more inviting and cozy. I’d also add some more greens to the serving platter, pomegranate and fresh cranberries for a fancier look.

Cheese wedge Christmas trees on a stone cutting board

More Christmas Recipes:

  • Smoked Salmon Appetizer With Cucumber – easy to make, healthy, fresh and impressive appetizer made with homemade smoked salmon spread.
  • Olivier Salad Wreath – festive and simple to make holiday appetizer, that will up your holiday game and impress your guests.
  • Caprese Wreath – simple to make, festive flavor fusion appetizer platter perfect for the holiday season.
  • Christmas Tree Cheese Tray – made with cheese, salami, grapes and olives. Very easy to make and customize for your taste.

Laughing cow cheese wedge covered in herbs with Pretzel stick

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Cheese Wedge Christmas Tree Appetizer

CHRISTMAS CHEESE TRIANGLE TREES - made with Laughing Cow type of cheese wedges, dipped into herbs and with a pretzel stick inserted at the wider/base part of the cheese triangle.
Prep: 10 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • 8 cheese triangles/ wedges, such as laughing cow
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoning or any favorite seasoning of your choice, see what I used in the notes
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp chopped dill, optional
  • 8 pieces of pretzel sticks

Instructions 

  • In a small plate combine the seasoning, chili flakes and fresh herbs.
  • Dip/press one side of each cheese wedge in the spice mixture.
  • Flip over and insert a pretzel stick into the bottom part of each triangle.
  • Place on a platter and serve within 1 hour or refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Video

Notes

NOTE 1:
Spice mix - I used a combination of black pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, dried oregano, dried basil, but using pre-made seasoning saves a lot of time.
NOTE 2:
While making these trees, you may encounter a common problem - the pretzel sticks may “break”/“crack” the wedges. It is not a problem, but you can try using cheese, that is at room temperature ( not too cold) and also make a smaller hole with toothpick/skewer, before inserting the pretzels.

Nutrition

Calories: 5kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 0.2g, Fat: 0.3g, Saturated Fat: 0.2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 17mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 0.1g, Vitamin A: 72IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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