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asked in category: General Last Updated: 17th April, 2020

How do you make a platter look good?

The freshness of the ingredients can make or break a great grazing platter. Buy in-season produce, fresh from a farmer's market, deli or a fresh fruit and veggies market on the day or morning prior. Avoid pre-packaged meats such as prosciutto or salami. Ask for meats to be sliced as thinly as possible.

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Accordingly, how do you make a perfect platter?

Start by spacing three cheeses across the board, then slowly build around them, filling in any gaps with crackers, lettuce cups and small snacky items such as nuts and fruit, and finishing with the brightest berries or flowers on top.

how do you make a good meat and cheese platter? Tips to arrange your tray:

  1. Place your crackers in the center.
  2. Spread out your meats and place at opposite ends of each other.
  3. Fill in next to your meats your cheeses and have a few slices already cut.
  4. Place bowls of nuts and olives opposite each other.
  5. Add groups of grapes where ever there are “holes” on your tray.

In this manner, what do you put on a platter?

  1. Cheeses.
  2. Charcuterie (e.g., prosciutto, salami, chorizo)
  3. Fruits (e.g., berries, oranges, grapes)
  4. Vegetables (e.g., carrots, celery, radishes, cherry tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, endive leaves)
  5. Olives (e.g., Kalamata, green, or marinated mixed olives)
  6. Marinated artichoke hearts.

How do you arrange a grazing platter?

Ali's top tips for arranging your grazing platter

  1. Different cheeses can be arranged in a wedge, or in a circular block.
  2. Cold cuts can be rolled, fruits cut into different shapes.
  3. Veggies angularly sliced to add visual appeal.
  4. Pile your ingredients up instead of spacing them out.
  5. Don't leave any gaps.

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