Easy Cheese & Olive Appetizer Wreath

Easy Cheese & Olive Appetizer Wreath
I was asked to bring a savory appetizer to last minute Christmas holiday gathering so this was the cutest & easiest appetizer that I could make on such short notice! Make sure you use a huge round sturdy platter. If you short change yourself on the platter, the rosemary layout will be too thin.  I snipped lots of fresh rosemary branches off in about 3″ segments, and after washing the sprigs, I arranged a tight wreath shape on the round platter. I tried to put as much rosemary on the inside center of the wreath to maximize the olive & pickle placement.

how to make a rosemary appetizer wreath with cheese and olives

Add any vegetable, olive, or cheese to this wreath, but I did mixed black and green olives, sliced dill pickles (baby cornichons would have been cuter), and small fresh mozzarella balls with spicy cherry peppers for a pop of color. If you don’t have sweet cherry peppers, you can use cherry tomatoes as well!

I sprinkled a little flaked salt over the wreath before serving & put a little container of toothpicks out for my guests to use.

If you’d like to make this snack wreath even more delicious, I recommend adding  Mozzamini Pearls by Cheesebits – Smoked or the Wasabi-flavored ones will add some flavor kick to your arrangement.

cheesebits mozzrella for appetizer wreatha

These little cheese pearls are so good that they have won a Silver at the American Cheese Society Judging and Competition 2023. They are also fantastic when added to a salad!

Chill before serving. Enjoy!

Happy Holidays!


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