The key to making an impressive antipasto platter is to crowd the board so it gives the appearance of abundance
Make sure you have a combination of flavors. Salty, sweet, sour and spicy.
Plenty of meats like prosciutto & salami and plenty of cheeses like brie, gouda and blue. Don't forget the plump olives!
Use a combination of dried fruits like sun-dried tomatoes, figs and plum chutney. Fresh fruits can also mix things up a little
Add plenty of pickles and marinated artichoke hearts
Some hot salami, spicy nuts and even some chopped up chillies
Creating a good arrangement is easy.
Start by placing the larger items in separate parts of the board and begin filling in the gaps with progressively smaller items.
You’ll end up filling gaps in with smaller olives, nuts and fruits.
Add some bunches of crackers here and there or even small bunches of fresh herbs– this is the time to get creative!