Have you overindulged at Easter? Chomped on a few too many chocolate eggs perhaps?! If so, maybe it’s time to dial back on the sugar and try your hand at a savoury gingerbread house instead. Full disclosure, I’ve not actually made one yet but I can certainly see the merits in doing so because as much as a like gingerbread, cake and chocolate I am also a massive fan of cheese and cooked meats too. If you’ve never heard of savoury gingerbread house, you’re not alone, but it is a thing, although technically not actually gingerbread. The house is actually made up of a series of crackers, cooked meats like prosciutto, pepperoni, ham and salami and different hard cheese. These so-called charcuterie chalets are a great alternative to the traditional gingerbread house and ideal for anyone who doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Valbella Gourmet Foods (@valbellagourmetfoods) This Salami Shack is mouth-wateringly adorable and even boasts a cucumber and tomato hedge. It would look perfect at any dinner party table, not just a Christmas one! View this post on Instagram A post shared by If I Could Marry Food…? (@ificouldmarryfoodiwould) This triangle-shaped savoury gingerbread house is making my mouth water simply as I look at it. All that cheese on the front which looks suspiciously like emmental (one of absolute favourites). The triangle gingerbread house actually makes a very good traditional gingerbread decoration as well but I don’t see any reason why you can’t have both. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Real California Milk (@realcalifmilk) And this charcuterie chateau is just lovely. I particularly like the mini Baby Bel snowman on the left. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Issa ??????? (@cupsofrice) As well as using cheese and cooked meats I have seen houses that incorporate plenty of nuts too – pistachio trees, almond roofs and walnut walls. You don’t even have to make a house if you don’t want to. There are gingerbread wreaths a-plenty and if you can’t be arsed with that you can stick with the more usual charcuterie platter instead and add a few grapes in for good measure. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Charcuterie by Beca (@charcuteriebybeca) Suffice to say, it’s up to you to experiment and come up with something spectacular and tasty. Right, that’s it for now, I’m off to construct myself a cheeky little house before lunchtime….