12ouncescured meatsthin sliced sausage, pepperoni, capicola, prosciutto, ham, etc.
20ouncescheesea variety of hard and soft cheeses work best
Crackers and Bread
Spreads and Seasonal Extras
4ouncesstrawberry jamor honey
4ouncescoarse ground mustard
8ouncessmall picklesor olives
8ouncesnutspistachios, walnuts, or pecans
4ounceschocolate robin egg candies
4ouncesAnnie's cheddar bunnies crackers
Line a half baking sheet or large wooden cutting board with parchment paper.
Add meats and cheeses to board. Slice hard cheeses beforehand, and include a serving knife with soft cheeses. Fold thin sliced meats into halves or quarters for added visual appeal.
Thinly slice your baguette, lightly toast the slices, and add along with your crackers to the board.
Add jars of jam and mustard to the board - sweet jam/honey pairs well with a wedge of brie, so I recommend placing them close together. Pour small round candies and pickles/olives into serving dishes and add to board. Use loose nuts to fill in spaces around the board.
Thinly slice your cucumber. Cut grape vines into small portions, making it easy for guests to pick up one small bunch at a time. Use produce to fill in any gaps and small spaces you find around the board.
These ingredients are suggestions - add your favorites and customize your own board to suit your tastes. Enjoy!
Not all of the items listed will fit onto your board at once. Extra produce/crackers/nuts/cheeses that don't fit can be set aside to refill as needed.
I used a half sheet pan for my board (as shown in the photos), which is 13 inches by 18 inches. Any large wooden cutting board or sheet pan you have on hand will work well. Or, divide your items between two smaller pans/boards.