Move over gingerbread homes! Now home cooks are making charcuterie CHALETS

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Forget gingerbread houses, as meat lovers have now taken their skills up a notch to create lavish charcuterie chalets, complete with pepperoni tiles, pretzel windows and a roof made from slices of salami.

Fans of Italian cuisine are drooling after images of the edible structures were shared on Instagram, with many dubbing the treat the ‘perfect’ option for Christmas gatherings.

The remarkable creations are all different, but many feature a structure made from breadsticks and crackers laden with cream cheese and dips.

Meat lovers have taken their skills up a notch to create lavish charcuterie chalets, complete with pepperoni tiles, pretzel windows and a roof made from slices of salami (pictured)

Meat lovers have taken their skills up a notch to create lavish charcuterie chalets, complete with pepperoni tiles, pretzel windows and a roof made from slices of salami (pictured)

Fans of Italian cuisine are drooling after images of the edible structures were shared on Instagram , with many dubbing the treat the 'perfect' option for Christmas gatherings

Fans of Italian cuisine are drooling after images of the edible structures were shared on Instagram , with many dubbing the treat the ‘perfect’ option for Christmas gatherings

The tiles on the roof are often made from slices of salami (pictured), while other cured meats are also used on the structure of the house

The tiles on the roof are often made from slices of salami (pictured), while other cured meats are also used on the structure of the house

The tiles on the roof are sometimes made from slices of salami, while others have shown how you can use prosciutto to create a thatched look on your roof. 

Many have even gone as far as to grate Parmesan onto the chalets, so that it looks like snow, while others have added an assortment of crudites in the ‘garden’ of their chalet.

Thousands who saw the charcuterie chalets online were impressed with them and said they would love to try one for themselves.

Some particularly dedicated home cooks even grated Parmesan onto the roof to make it look like snow (pictured)

Some particularly dedicated home cooks even grated Parmesan onto the roof to make it look like snow (pictured)

Many were delighted by the charcuterie chalets (pictured) online and said they couldn't wait to make them for themselves

Many were delighted by the charcuterie chalets (pictured) online and said they couldn’t wait to make them for themselves

But not everyone was on board with the idea, with some dubbing the edible creations (pictured) a bit 'gross'

But not everyone was on board with the idea, with some dubbing the edible creations (pictured) a bit ‘gross’

‘Omg, this is beautiful and such inspiration. I MUST try this,’ one woman posted.

‘I’m into it and particularly into the grated Parmesan as snow,’ another added. 

A third wrote: ‘I am obsessed with these’.

But not everyone was on board with the idea of a charcuterie chalet, with one person writing: ‘Ew, this is so wrong’.

Another added: ‘I’m with you, it’s quite gross’.

Charcuterie chalets (pictured) are a new twist on the classic holiday food, the gingerbread house

Charcuterie chalets (pictured) are a new twist on the classic holiday food, the gingerbread house

Charcuterie chalets (pictured) are a new twist on the classic holiday food, the gingerbread house

An enormous charcuterie board in the shape of a wooden Viking ship, complete with sails made from hanging prosciutto and a bow laden with olives, crackers and cheese proved a hit on social media (pictured)

An enormous charcuterie board in the shape of a wooden Viking ship, complete with sails made from hanging prosciutto and a bow laden with olives, crackers and cheese proved a hit on social media (pictured)

Creative cooks have been sharing their take on the pavlova grazing board after Canberra-based baker Shalini shared this clever idea on Facebook (pictured)

Creative cooks have been sharing their take on the pavlova grazing board after Canberra-based baker Shalini shared this clever idea on Facebook (pictured)

This ins’t the first charcuterie treat to take the internet by storm.

Last Christmas, an enormous charcuterie board in the shape of a wooden Viking ship, complete with sails made from hanging prosciutto and a bow laden with olives, crackers and cheese proved a hit on social media.

The charcuterie boat generated a flurry of interest and was shared thousands of times online, with many saying it has inspired them to ‘up’ their game for making festive cheeseboards.

Pavlova grazing platters were another hit last Christmas, with thousands showing off their wooden trays with mini meringues and tiny jars of passion fruit, Nutella, homemade raspberry sauce, salted caramel and lemon curd. 

These were served alongside fresh fruit, coconut, chocolate and mint on the side for garnish. 

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