This Is the Cutest and Easiest Holiday Party Hack Ever

Though anticipation of the holiday season is often sweet, when it finally arrives, December so often comes with stress. Between present-hunting, gift wrapping and holiday parties, there’s never enough time to live up to those best laid intentions.

To help you survive the season in style, we’ve conjured up some clever holiday hacks. Festive ideas so easy, you can’t help try them out. And this one is one of our absolute favorite. 

Every party needs a cheese plate. So why not make yours the most merry one around? With a few basic ingredients, one Good Cook 15″x14″ Cookie Sheet and the recipe below, you’ll be dishing up the most deliciously adorable cheese platter ever. Check out the video below for the basics, then grab the details in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

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The Easiest Holiday Cheese Platter You've Ever Made


Easy Tree Cheese Plate

Good Cook

A quick and simple cheese plate, made festive for the holiday season.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 8


  • 2 1/2 cups pepper jack cheese cubes
  • 2 cups cubed ham or salami
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese cubes
  • 1 1/2 cup cubed turkey
  • 1 cup colby jack cheese cubes
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella or jack cheese cubes
  • about 20 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes


Line a Good Cook 14″x15″ cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper cut into a triangle shape. Arrange pepper jack cheese cubes across the bottom of the parchment paper, then salami cubes, then cheddar, etc, using the parchment paper to guide the edges for each row. Arrange rosemary sprigs between each layer of cheese and meat. Top with cherries to create “ornaments”. Cover with plastic wrap until ready to serve.

Posted in Appetizers, Recipes, Holiday by Goodcook staff |