Plan on about 3-5 ounces of meat/cheese per person.When selecting your meats and cheeses, this will give you a ballpark idea of how much food you’ll need. Of course, this will vary depending on the time of day you’re serving it, if a large meal will follow or if you’re feeding mostly men or women.
When assembling the charcuterie board, start with the bowls and jars first.It’s easiest to assemble your cheeseboard by placing the bowls (of pickles or almonds) down first. Then place your meats and cheeses around them. If you try to add the bowls towards the end, chances are good you may not have enough room for them.
Don’t stress about the presentation. Don’t worry too much about making everything look perfect. In my opinion, the most beautiful cheeseboards are those that are asymmetrical and have varying colors, textures, and heights. Go for contrast and dimension instead of making it look picture perfect.
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