I made this platter yesterday for a wine and cheese party I was ‘catering.’ I use catering loosely, because really all I did was buy a lot of stuff from Costco and add some homemade touches to it and put it on a table. Everyone loved it, and no one knew it was mainly store bought, straight from the container.

This platter looked so pretty and was so easy. It is very versatile as well. Pretty much just use what ever you have on hand in your fridge and cup boards. Use turkey, ham, salami, prosciutto, mozzarella, parmesan, sliced bread or crackers. Or even some grilled vegetables. And any tepenade or even hummus will do as a dip or spread. be creative, and just remember that pretty much anything goes for an antipasto platter.

This would be so great for any kind of shower: baby or bridal. And pretty much at any time of day. Just put some toothpicks with it and people can leisurely stroll by and poke whatever they want.

To serve 8
1/2 pound cheese, sliced or cubed
1/2 pound meat, sliced and rolled
bread sticks
1 baguette, sliced
1 cup tepenade or hummus
1 cup olives