A grazing cheese & charcuterie platter is one of my favourite ways to celebrate a birthday or special occasion. Making meals at home is great, but when you are cooking for larger groups, it can be stressful. As a result, you spend more time in the kitchen and less time creating memories. The tips and tricks in this section show you how to put together quick and easy food platters, hard-to-resit canapes, starters & creative party drinks for any special occasion, you will get ideas for al fresco picnic baskets including homemade dips, chutneys, crackers, all in which can be prepared in advance so all you need to do on the day is turn up at the table and enjoy it all with your guests.
A Autumn Cheese Board
All the flavours of Autumn
Mini Yellow Peppers
Raschera Italian cheese
Peach, Mozzarella Pearl, Prosciutto di parma, Basil & Pesto
This no fuss Summer canapé is the perfect choice for alfresco evenings and summer Garden Parties
Peach Parma Ham Mozzarella Pesto Appertizers
200g Mozarella Pearls
6-8 Slices Parma Ham
Pesto ( See Home made Pesto Recipe/ or purchase a nice pesto from a Deli)
5 Juicy Peaches or Nectarines
Wash and pat dry your Peaches
slice In half, remove the stone and then slice peaches into quarters.
Build your peach Appertizers by adding the peach to the bottom of the cocktail stick
Build the Parma Ham, Mozzarella pearls on top of the peach and finish with a drop of pesto.
The Italian Grazing Platter
This grazing board features a delicious basil pesto and is inspired by Italian antipasto.