How To: Make A Bomb Meat + Cheese Platter

Over Memorial Day weekend we had a couple of days with absolutely zero plans. One of those where we had nowhere we had to be and nothing that we had to do. Naturally I decided to fill our time with food which is my typical go-to in all life situations. I decided early on in the weekend that I wanted to make an epic meat and cheese platter for us to snack on so that's exactly what I did. I had never put together a spread like this and while I probably should have planned to do this during a time when other people would be around to eat it [we are still working on finishing it off] it was delicious and awesome. Because I had to google "how to make a meat and cheese platter" I figured I would share what I threw on mine in case you are one who would have to google the same thing. Platter idiots unite! 

Before going into everything I purchased just know that I may have went a little overboard and you most likely don't neeed to buy every single thing that I did below, but hopefully it will give you a few different ideas of what to include. Alright, you ready? Lets do this. 

As you can see from above, here's what I purchased [all from a local grocery store]: 

- Variety of cheese [extra sharp cheddar, muenster, roasted garlic, manchego, and blue cheese]
- Variety of meats [pancetta, prosciutto, salami, sausage bites]
-Dips [extra sharp cheddar spread / Skinny cow cream cheese]
- Crackers / Bagel Chips / Italian Bread 
- Olive oil to dip bread 
- Nuts
- Raspberries and Blueberries 
- Chocolate

Having a variety of textures and flavors is key - add in the sweet elements to offset all of the salty. Add in some crunchy items to balance the soft. Pair with a few bottles of your favorite wines and you are set.

Mouth drooling yet? Mine too. What's your favorite item to put on a meat and cheese platter?

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  1. This looks amazing and delicious! I have a special cheese store I go to for wine parties but I definitely need to work on stepping up my meat game.

  2. It's not even 6 am and I you have me craving meat and cheese! This looks absolutely amazing.

    Fizz and Frosting

  3. This is incredibly epic! Must recreate ASAP!!

  4. omg this looks amaaaazing!! the only thing i would add are green or kalamata olives!

  5. This looks so delicious! Perfect for a movie night dinner or snack or just to munch on all weekend!

  6. That looks delicious. I usually set out turkey pepperoni, a few other kinds of meat, a few different kinds of cheese, apple slices, grapes and nuts for when we have company. I'll have to try some of what you put out the next time we have company :) Thanks for the tips.

  7. I could eat a cheese plate for dinner every night of my life and be satisfied!

  8. This looks SO good! I might need to make a quick trip to the grocery store to replicate!

  9. That looks fantastic! I could have a meat and cheese plater for dinner every night, lol! Thanks for sharing! ~Ree


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