500g fresh mozzarella (logs), sliced into 1/4-inch slices
500g Roma tomatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices
0.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
0.5 tbsp balsamic glaze
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
25cm sliced baguette chunk, halved through thickness (use top half)
Take two of the slices of mozzarella and cut a star for the top using a cookie cutter, stack the two stars together and set aside.
On a board or serving tray begin shaping the bottom row of the tree (it will be the widest row) by alternating and overlapping fresh mozzarella slices, tomato slices and basil (about 6 of each).
Continue this process by aligning 6 or so more rows above the bottom row forming a tall triangular shape, rows should get narrower each time.
Finish the tree by adding the star on the top and the bread on the bottom for the "tree stump".
Sprinkle oregano over tomato, cheese and basil area then drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze. Finish with salt and pepper to taste. If desired sprinkle around the "tree" with flaky sea salt to mimic snow.
*Serve shortly after preparing, ingredients shouldn't be at room temp longer than 2 hours then when they were removed from the fridge.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.