Grazing boards are the perfect choice when it comes to feeding a crowd – versatile, easy and oh-so-delicious, they make hosting a breeze.
With just a little bit of thought and inspiration, you’ll be knocking out impressive party platters in no time. So sit back, relax and get those creative juices flowing with our easy grazing board ideas.
BREAD & CRACKERS
Savoury crackers or fresh bread is a good place to start – slices of ciabatta, baguette or sourdough work a treat. If you’re going all out, why not make your own focaccia, flatbreads, crackers or crispbreads?
If you’re brainstorming grazing board ideas, cheese has got to be up there. Think buffalo mozzarella drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, soft cheeses marinated in herb-infused oil or topped with chilli jam. Hard cheeses like Le Maréchal, Parmesan or Kirkham’s Lancashire would all make a great addition. If you’re after baked cheese, you can’t go wrong with a round of Tunworth or Camembert.
FRUIT & VEG
And if cheese is on the menu, pairing it with a bit of contrasting fruit is key – try apples, pears, clementines, grapes, or fresh figs depending on the time of year. On the veg front, fresh, simple salads are fantastic piled onto crackers – courgettes or celeriac peeled into ribbons are a total joy. And of course, you can’t go wrong with dressed olives, artichokes or roasted peppers. Get creative!
MEAT & FISH
If you’re after something for the meat-eaters, charcuterie such as bresaola, pastrami, prosciutto and salami will all serve your guests well. When it comes to fish, marinated anchovies, grilled shellfish, or smoked salmon will go down a storm.
Chutneys, dips, pickles and preserves – there’s a lot to be said about the power of accompaniments. If you fancy making your own, it couldn’t be easier – make them in advance and store in the fridge, ready to impress your guests!
If you’re after more inspiration, check out our healthy dips, or our Christmas snacks & nibbles for more festive grazing board ideas.