Let's talk meat and cheese! Just the thought of those two things makes me want to pour a glass of wine and indulge in the yumminess! When my husband and I were in Rome a few years ago, we feasted on yummy meats and cheeses for every breakfast/brunch our hotel served! After having delightful meat and cheese boards in restaurants, and seeing them all over Pinterest, I was bound and determined to create a great one for our recent brunch!
First off, the way I see it, if you must have the perfect board, not too big but definitely not too small. So many of them I have seen are tiny and only hold like three cheeses and a handful of crackers. I searched Amazon and of course looked at the ratings and prices and this is the best one I found and boy I sure was happy with it! I see me pulling this out a lot and filling it with all kinds of delectables.
Here is the one I got in case you're interested.
Buy one HERE
Next up, the base of the goodness, the meat and cheese! I didn't really want to have to buy all the cheeses and meats individually which I could've done, but I found these amazing packages at Sam's Club and they were delicious. I added Beef snack bites, which are always a hit. Loving cheese, I knew I wanted a soft cheese as well and the Boursin Garlic and Herb fit the bill perfectly.
My mom had gotten us a summer sausage and cheese gift set for Christmas so I sliced up the summer sausage and jalapeño jack cheese that was in it and added it as well.
You've got to have a nice cracker assortment, and tennis are my favorite. However, I love Pepperidge farm products for their quality so I was excited to see this cracker Trio. The butterfly crackers were just adorable! And the Bruschettini snack sized toasts, well I LOVE those things!!
And, seeing as I love fresh mozzarella and I am especially crazy about the blank blank mozzarella balls, I drained those and added them in a sweet little dish. I needed something else so I opened a couple packages of the Sargento balanced breaks with the cashews, golden raisins and white cheddar chunks and they were the perfect little addition to fill the space.
Last but not least, the garnish which for me was parsley although I wanted some evergreens sprigs, of course grapes, and some strawberry old-fashioned candies.
There you have it, the perfect meat and cheese tray. Replenish as needed and pour me another glass of moscato!
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