How do you make a tasty and colorful snack board?

The drinks board is a festive addition to any social occasion and brings friends and family together around delicious food. With this step-by-step guide we want to inspire you and show you how to create a tasteful and colorful drinks board that is not only a feast for the eyes, but also a real pleasure for the taste buds. Unleash your creativity and enjoy putting together this culinary treat for an unforgettable evening with loved ones.


Choose a variety of cheeses

Start by putting together a range of cheeses: choose hard cheeses, soft cheeses and blue cheeses, for example. Make sure the cheeses vary in taste and texture. For example, combine a spicy aged cheese with a creamy goat cheese and a rich blue cheese for a diverse cheese board. If necessary, add some nuts, fruit and crackers for a complete taste experience.


Add meats

Combine different types of meats, such as salami, ham and chorizo, to add something savory to the plate. Place the slices of meat overlapping each other for a playful look. Vary the thickness and arrange the meats in an attractive way on the board. You can also make small rolls from thin slices of meat for an elegant presentation.


Including fruit and nuts

Add color and freshness to the drinks board by adding, for example, red and green grapes, juicy strawberries and ripe figs. Place them strategically spread across the shelf for a beautiful presentation. Then sprinkle some mixed nuts, such as walnuts, cashews and almonds, for extra texture and flavor. Enjoy the delicious combination of fruit and nuts during your drink!


Add dips and spreads

  • Offer a range of dips and spreads, such as hummus, tapenade and mustard.
  • This will help complement and vary the flavors on the shelf.
  • Provide different textures and flavors to give guests a varied taste experience.

Includes crackers and bread

Provide an assortment of crackers, baguettes and breadsticks to eat the cheeses and meats. These can be used to combine with the dips and appreciate the different flavors. Place the crackers, baguette and breadsticks on one or more trays so that guests can easily choose and enjoy.


Layout and presentation

Arrange all ingredients on a nice plank or plate. Vary in height and color for an attractive presentation. For example, place larger items such as cheese or meats at the back and fill the space with smaller items such as cherry tomatoes or olives. Add some garnishes, such as fresh herbs or edible flowers, for a finishing touch.


Adding garnishes

Add some extra garnishes, such as olives, pickles, dried fruits or honey, to complete the snack board. Place the extra garnishes in small bowls next to the other treats. Distribute them evenly on the shelf for an inviting presentation. Experiment with different combinations to enrich the taste of the snack board!


Serve with a good wine

Complete the drinks board by offering a varied selection of good wines to your guests.

  • Make sure the wines pair well with the cheeses and meats on the board.
  • Let your guests enjoy the perfect flavor combinations that arise when they taste the snacks with the matching wines.
  • Create a pleasant atmosphere by presenting the different wine choices and letting your guests discover which combination is their favorite. Fun guaranteed!

A festive ending

With these steps in mind, you are now ready to create your own delicious and colorful snack board. Unleash your creativity and enjoy the process of putting together this tasty surprise. Be proud of your colorful drinks board and share it with friends and family at your next gathering. Have fun and enjoy it!

Required tools and materials

  • Various cheeses (e.g. brie, goat cheese, blue cheese)
  • Various meats (such as salami, ham, chorizo)
  • Fresh fruit (e.g. grapes, strawberries) and nuts (e.g. walnuts, almonds)
  • Dips and spreads (e.g. hummus, pesto)
  • Crackers and bread (e.g. baguette, toast)
  • Garnish (think fresh herbs, olives)
  • Good wine

Helpful suggestions

  • Start with a range of cheeses such as brie, goat cheese and blue cheese for a varied taste experience
  • Add different types of meats, such as salami, prosciutto and chorizo, to fill the board and provide diversity
  • Choose a mix of sweet and savory items, such as grapes, nuts, olives and dried fruit, for a balanced tasting experience
  • Vary with crackers, baguette and toast to make the most of the different cheeses and meats
  • Add colorful vegetables and spreads, such as cherry tomatoes, cucumber, hummus and pesto, for a fresh and vibrant look
  • Garnish the snack board with fresh herbs, such as basil and thyme, for extra flavor and a beautiful presentation
  • Experiment with different textures and flavors to create a unique and inviting platter that will impress your guests

Tips and ideas for decorating your drinks board

  • Start by choosing a variety of cheeses, meats, nuts and fruits
  • Place items in groups on the shelf for an organized look
  • Add some fresh herbs to brighten the board and combine flavors
  • Use small containers or bowls for dips and olives
  • Top it all off with baguette, crackers or toast to serve with the snack board
  • Have fun creating your own drinks board!

Frequently asked questions about drinks board styling

How do you make a drinks board visually attractive for a party?

To make a snack board visually appealing for a party, you can use a few tips: ensure a good balance between colors and textures by using different types of cheese, meats, nuts, fruit and dips. Consider making small rolls from the meats, cutting cheese crosswise and laying out the board in layers. Also add some color with fresh herbs, grapes or berries. This way you create an attractive and inviting drinks board for your party! Have fun putting it together!

Are there specific etiquette rules that you should take into account when making a drink?

Yes, when making a snack board there are certainly etiquette rules that you can take into account. It is important to find a good balance between different flavors and textures on the shelf. Make sure there is a variety of cheese, meats, fruit, nuts, and crackers or bread. Also place the items strategically on the shelf so that they are easy for your guests to grab. Remember to use small containers for sauces or dips to avoid spills. And finally, make sure the drinks board looks attractive by adding fresh herbs or flowers for decoration. This way you create a tasty and festive presentation for your drinks! Cheers!

How can you adapt the drinks board to different themes or seasons?

To adapt the drinks board to different themes or seasons, you can follow a few simple steps. For a summer snack board, for example, you can choose light and fresh ingredients such as fresh fruit, salads and cold meats. In autumn you can go for savory cheeses, nuts and artisanal hams. You can also add seasonal vegetables and dips to make the plank extra autumnal. For a festive Christmas appetizer, you can opt for luxurious cheeses, festive spreads and Christmas wreaths. By playing with colours, textures and flavors you can always adapt the drinks board to the occasion. Have fun and enjoy your food!



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