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It's all about the serving!


I am sure you've already seen a delicious food looking horrible and unattractive, but also an "okay' food looking so glam you want to taste it immediately even if you wouldn't have touched that on your countertop?

Or let's say cooking is not your strongest side, but you want to experiment with new things or impress your guests? Here is the solution!

Buy a lovely charcuterie or cheese board and lay items nicely!

What should go on a platter:

3–5 varieties of cheese, soft, semi-firm, hard/aged

1–2 varieties of cured meats, salami, prosciutto

2–3 varieties of crackers (or crusty bread, baguette)

Seasonal fruit or dried fruit


Pickled or marinated items, such as mini pickles or olives

Optional: something sweet, such as jam, honey or fruit

Here are some of my tips:

1. When I do the board, I make sure there is at least 1 type of cheese from each category: goat, cow, sheep—also one soft, hard and one in between. My all-time favourites are Comté and Brie.

2. Nuts are delicious and healthy alternatives for crisps, and they go great with olives, cheese or slices of ham. I usually add walnuts, brazil nuts and pecans. My husband loves hazelnuts; however, it's costly compared to other nuts.

3. You can get creative by wrapping some cheese sticks with ham.

When aligning these on your board - put those together which goes together. i.e. add lemon/lime near avocados or salmon, dips with crackers etc.

4. Add savoury (olives) but also some sweet elements to your board, like grapes or figs.

5. When you use dips, our always go-to favourite is hummus, chutney or marmalade.

6. At the end of aligning everything nicely on your board, you can add small touches of decor (edible of course 😅) like basil or coriander leaves (be careful with this one, not many likes), some chives or mint - especially on fruit!

You buy this charcuterie board, and you'll have it! It's great to play with the season, as you can make it very attractive by adding some seasonal touches.

I've added eggs and the typical sausage/ham we Hungarians eat with boiled eggs for Easter.

You can use your most creative side by adding seasonal fruit, vegetables, flowers or painted eggs.

You can decorate with pine nuts and Christmas tree pieces for Christmas, and you can create a Christmas tree from broccoli or a snowman from boiled eggs!

Disclaimer: All images & content © 2021 Heidi Kalmar


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