1 flat wooden cutting board or plank
2-4 different cheeses (about 2-3 ounces of each)
2-4 different cured meats (2 ounces of each)
2 ounces of your favorite whole grain mustard
When selecting your cheeses try to get a combination of each of the following styles:
Soft/mild cheese, hard sharp cheese, funky cheese, or a specialty cheese
When selecting your meats choose your favorite deli meats or try something new.
Charcuterie ideas: prosciutto, salami, mortadella, pastrami, bresaola, deli turkey and ham chunks work, well too!
When arranging your board, be sure all your components are different textures and cuts. For example: Sliced prosciutto, diced ham chunks, sliced and rolled up mortadella, crumbled cheese, diced cheese, shaved cheese, etc.
Place each component on the board with some space in between each one. Do not cram everything right next to each other unless you only have a small platter. Small platter directions below. If using mustard, serve mustard in a small serving bowl and place alongside with meats and cheeses.
If using a small board arrange meats and cheeses as close as possible starting from the inside of the plate to ensure the components are placed evenly throughout the board.
Get creative and have fun!
Pictured is crumbled goat cheese, prosciutto and diced cheddar chunks.