Step 1: Find the right boards to build your platters. Large cutting boards, marble slabs, slate boards or ceramic platters are great options. My favorite boards are from my friends at ETU Home! THey have a ton of different sizes, colors, and they are beautifully crafted!
Step 2: Choose a variety of cured meats and salumi. Pictured here sweet Sopressata, salami, proscuitto, pepperoni, and a variety of other cured meats from Delallo
Step 3: Use a variety of soft and hard cheese options with varying milk types and color such a Brie, Havarti, Gouda, Merlot, Asiago, Mozzarella, Provolone, Blue Cheese, etc.
Step 4: Add some cured olives and colorful antipasti. Pictured here, Antipasto, Grilled Artichoke Hearts, Green Cherry Pepper Shooters Stuffed with Proscuitto and Provolone and Sweet Tangy Pepper Drops.
Step 5: Add a few spreads, jams, honey, and mustards with with a variety of crackers and bread sticks. Pictured here is fig spread, and roasted pepper bruschetta.
Step 6: Mix in a colorful variety of fresh and dried fruit such as grapes, berries, and dried apricots
Step 7: Use a variety of nuts, mix them up! Here we used almonds. Pistachios, and pecans are also great.
Step 8: And for some finishing touches, add some fresh herb sprigs such as basil, tyme, or rosemary.
Step 9: Most importantly, artfully arrange them and have fun making it!
And dont forget lots of fun cheese