Building a Platter

Tips for Success

A table topped with platters of delicious and beautiful food isn’t only an easy option for feeding a crowd, it’s also a nice way to bring people together. Thoughtful platters of assorted meats and cheeses served alongside foods like fruit, nuts, and of course, premium dips, set a casual and inviting tone for people to help themselves and mingle with others. A perfect charcuterie board or platter is a vibrant and visually appealing display, full of complementary flavors that offer a little bit of something for everyone.

If you need inspiration to get you started, here are some ideas for creating a fun and flavorful platter, perfect for any occasion.

  • Start with a large, flat board or platter. Any cutting board or oversized serving plate will do.
  • Combine colors and textures to create an interesting and vibrant display.
  • Place your dips and empty bowls on your platter first, and arrange your meats, cheeses, and crackers around them.
  • The arrangement of your platter is up to you! Leave space between elements, or pile on additional pairings for a care-free, indulgent effect.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Meats: About 3-4 slices of thinly sliced meat per person.

Cheese: 1 or 2 oz per person. Tip: cut and bag hard cheese ahead of time and put out in "waves" if you are entertaining, to keep it fresh.

Dips: We think our dips are truly the life of the platter. Try 1-2 to create some flavor punch and include a small spoon in each for scooping.

Bread and Crackers: Use a variety of crackers with different textures and tastes, pretzels, or thinly sliced baguettes.

Fruits and Vegetables: Dried fruit and fresh berries or grapes add color. Cut vegetables like sugar snap peas, radishes, and carrots add color and crunch, and are great for dipping.

Pickles, Olives, Nuts: Try salty additions served in small bowls throughout the board to add dimension.

Irresistable bites. Unstoppable flavor.

From hosting and entertaining to solo snacking, a charcuterie board peppered with Stonemill Kitchens® Premium Dips is a fresh and flavorful addition to any table. The best part? Just about anything goes! Build your own masterpiece with cheeses, fruits, nuts, crackers and an assortment of Stonemill Kitchens Premium Dips for a robust combination of big flavor and tasty bites that will keep everyone coming back for more.

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