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DIY: Meat and Cheese Platter

Meat-and-Cheese-Platter-Board

Hosting a BBQ or picnic? I like to keep things simple and unfussy, which is why a DIY Meat and Cheese Platter or Charcuterie is my go-to for easy entertaining.

All you need:

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1) Cheese

I like 2-3 different varieties and textures like a Brie, a cheddar, Havarti and maybe a Swiss. Those are general crowd-pleasers if you’re hosting a big group.

For the more adventurous, try a strong blue cheese, smoked Gouda or Oka. Cut the blocks into pretty triangles and arrange the slices in a line for your one-of-a-kind meat and cheese platter.

If you have vegan friends, Miyoko’s makes an excellent smoked vegan ‘cheese’ out of fermented nuts. As a non-vegan, I still can’t get enough of this stuff. (more…)