Creative food displays for holiday parties are a family favorite and great way to up your dinner party hosting game. So many themes are possible between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year celebrations. Even big games and birthday themed events during the holidays can get a charcuterie food treatment.

What is a charcuterie board?

Charcuterie is the fancy way to talk about a tray or board of meats, fruits, cheeses, dips, veggies, etc.

Who is the Flushing, MI lady making epic charcuterie trays?

If you haven't heard of Mary Schaap in Flushing, Michigan yet... we are glad to be the first to show you here amazing creations. Mary has been making charcuterie trays with incredible creativity. Some are more like sculptures. Look at this gourd for Thanksgiving feasts. The croissant gourd and display of fruits, cheese and veggies is amazing.

Photo Credit Mary Shaap (no changes made)
Photo Credit Mary Schaap (no changes made)
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Can you buy a Christmas theme charcuterie tray?

These are so detailed in their arrangement, Mary Schaap could probably open a shop near Bronner's in Frankenmuth, MI and make a mint. This fruit wreath looks too good to eat. Although, I'd throw in some oranges and bananas for my taste.

Photo Credit Mary Shaap (no changes made)
Photo Credit Mary Schaap (no changes made)
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The Christmas tree decorated with fruit is a great focal point accented by sprigs of rosemary. Check out the detail of peppered salami flowers, too. I'd feel guilty being the first to dive in.

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Photo Credit Mary Schaap (no changes made)
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Does anyone in Genesee County make game day charcuterie trays?

Mary Schaap does a fantastic job in this creative lane, too. That must be 2lbs of meet making up the football in this one -- I'd clog a few arteries trying to make a dent, though.

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Photo Credit Mary Schaap (no changes made)
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This box design deserves to be devoured quickly. All of the game-day chips, pretzels, peanuts and veggies with dip is mouthwatering.

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Photo Credit Mary Schaap (no changes made)
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It's great to know we have so much talent in the charcuterie world, right here in Flushing, MI!

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