Grazing Platter

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    Barker’s Antipasto range is an easy way to add something special to your next entertaining platter. If you’ve never created one before, use our list as inspiration to try one at home – just use the freshest ingredients you can find and build the platter around our Antipasto range. You can use any clean board, tray or large platter but if it’s heavy, place your platter where you want to serve it before you start, so you don’t have to move it again.

    Serves: 4-6, depending on the size of your platter board
    Prep time: 15 minutes

    INGREDIENTS

    • A selection from Barker’s Antipasto range 
    • A variety of cheeses – for example, a Blue cheese, a goat’s cheese, a Cheddar or a creamy Brie or Camembert
    • A selection from Barker's Fruit for Cheese fruit pastes
    • Crackers – a variety of crackers will create visual interest. 
    • Fresh fruit and vegetables – slices or sticks of pear, apple, grapes, melon, strawberries, carrot, cucumber or radish or whole cherry tomatoes.
    • Olives – a combination works well – choose from green and Kalamata olives, or olives stuffed with garlic or feta cheese
    • Dried fruit – figs, apricots, apple and pear
    • Cured meat – (optional) slices of prosciutto, ham and salami
    • Nuts – (optional) almonds, pecans, cashews and walnuts are platter favourites. Tip: include some whole walnuts if you can find them
    • Herbs and leaves – use herbs or leaves to dial up the freshness; rocket, basil, parsley or rosemary leaves work well
    • Cheese knives, spoons and either serviettes or small plates to serve

    METHOD

    1. Present Barker's Antipasto and Fruit for Cheese fruit pastes either on your platter board in their pots, or decant them into your own small dishes.
    2. Use a combination of rustic, seeded and plain crackers and look out for cheese straws which are a great combination with the Antipasto.
    3. Toss pear and apple in some lemon juice first to stop them discolouring.
    4. For other helpful tips on presenting your platter board check our Grazing Inspiration blog and 6 Hero Platter Themes for inspiration.
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