​Oh Sweet Cheeses!

Cheese and meat appetizer selection. Prosciutto di Parma, salami, bread sticks, baguette slices, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, grapes and nutson rustic wooden board over grey concrete textured backdrop, top view

My homemade board is a breeze to throw together to stay in for the night or to entertain with friends. Friday nights in our home, we are always struggling to figure out what is on the menu for dinner. Run to your nearest Trader Joe’s or Sprouts Market to grab your goodies for this homerun dinner that makes finger foods fun!

Have fun with your selections when choosing color and texture. In picking my meats, I lean toward grass-fed and antibiotic-free choices. The spicy flavor of the salami pairs well with a parmesan or sharp cheddar. Adding a sweet element (fig, honey, or dates) enhances the flavor to help balance the boldness of the flavor profiles. Add any nut of your choice to give a kick of salt. A design that pops includes arranging rows by color and symmetry.

Gluten-Free Options: Substitute crackers with carrots, rice crackers, sliced cucumber and bell pepper.