Since grazing tables and table-setting drinks boards are becoming increasingly popular, it is important to know how to put one together perfectly. Whether you're hosting a party or just want to impress your guests, these tips from us will help you create the perfect grazing table that everyone will love!
Don't have a good snack board at home? No problem!
If you don't have a large platter or shelf to set up your grazing table, that's okay! You can use a regular dinner plate or even a cutting board, but also a table with, for example, baking paper or an oilcloth... the idea is to cover everything, so something like this is not noticeable at all. Be creative and use what you have!
Bowls for dips and small things
One of the key factors for creating a good grazing snack board is having enough small bowls for all the delicious dipping options. Not only does this make it easier for your guests to grab what they want, but it also helps keep the plate looking neat and organized. Plus, it's always nice to have a variety of dips to choose from!
A little preparation goes a long way
Before you assemble your grazing table, take a moment to chop up fruits and vegetables, slice cheese, and bake any bread or crackers you'll be adding. This will make it much easier to put everything together at the last minute and will help your appetizer board look its best.
How much cheese do I need?
This is a frequently asked question when it comes to making a grazing table snack board. As a rule of thumb, you can expect about ¼ pound of cheese per person. That may seem like a lot, but remember that drinks boards are meant to be enjoyed over the course of an evening, not all at once!
What else should I add?
Besides cheese and crackers, there are plenty of other tasty things you can add to your grazing board. Olives, nuts, dried fruit, and roasted vegetables are all great options. And don't forget the cold cuts! Sausage, salami, and prosciutto are all perfect additions to any grazing platter.
Crackers, cookies, bread…
When it comes to crackers, there are so many delicious options to choose from! But if you're looking for something different, try adding some gourmet cookies, schrocchi, or even a loaf of bread with a crispy crust to your grazing board. Your guests will love the variety!
Fill up your drinks board!
Once you've put all the goodies on your grazing board, it's time to fill in the blanks. This is where things like grapes, berries, and herbs come in handy. Not only do they add color and texture, but they can also help keep everything in place.
Don't forget your cutlery and other auxiliary materials
One of the worst things that can happen to you when hosting a party is realizing you don't have enough forks or knives! Before your guests arrive, make sure you have enough utensils on hand so everyone can enjoy the grazing board.
Waste, we have it all...
Even the most perfectly planned drinks will end up with a bit of a mess. Keep a few trash bags on hand so you can quickly clean up after your guests go home.
I have everything for my grazing table, but where do I start?
If you're feeling overwhelmed by all the choices, start with a simple cheese and cracker appetizer and build from there. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to create grazing boards that are truly works of art! And your guests will be impressed, to say the least.
Now that you know all the tips and tricks to create the perfect grazing board, it's time to get started! So grab some cheese, crackers, and your favorite dip and let the fun begin!