Cheese, Meat and Fruit Tray Appetizers

Sunday, November 12, 2017
When we have the family get together these cheese, and meat boards are build to the families favorite appetizers before the big dinner we usually have. Most of the time these Cheese, Meat and Fruit Tray Appetizers are eaten on a Sunday. Paired off with a good bottle of our favorite Chianti wine, it's the best way to start off the day.



This is a cheese, wine, fruit, olives and board built with all kinds of appetizers to include raw and washed fruits and vegetables






This is a cheese, wine, fruit, olives and board built with all kinds of appetizers to include




This is a cheese, wine, fruit, olives and board built with all kinds of appetizers to include




It's not an Italian household without meatballs for breakfast so those are frying getting ready for a plate! Appetizers are a big deal before our meals. We love all kinds of vegetables, meats and foods to pick on.


There really can be more than one plate of appetizers on our tables and yes we usually are so full we end up eating hardly any dinner. Hope you find something you can love to build a great appetizer plate with my suggestions below. Enjoy!


This is a cheese, wine, fruit, olives and board built with all kinds of appetizers to include



This is a cheese, wine, fruit, meats, beans, tuna, peppers, olives and board built or appetizer plate for Christmas Day  with all kinds of appetizers to include



These are many suggestions for building your wood serving boards:





Cheeses: mozzarella balls, extra sharp provolone, brie, extra sharp cheddar, Parmesan coated with black pepper or espresso coated parmesan (in the photo), Swiss, Gouda or any kinds that are easily cut into slices and cubes for your boards.



Olives: black, crinkled black Italian olives, green pitted, Kalamata, pimento stuffed, garlic stuffed, cream cheese stuffed, almond stuffed



Fruits and Jams:
Rainier or Bing cherries, grapes, sliced melon cubes, cubed pineapple, sliced kiwi, figs, dates, orange sections, mango cubed, papaya, apple slices,pears, pomegranate, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, any flavored jams to spread



Vegetables:
sliced or stuffed celery, carrots sticks, cauliflower or broccoli florets, pickled artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, grilled eggplant cubes, grape tomatoes, asparagus, string beans, sliced plum tomatoes, pepperoncini, long hots, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts stuffed, lettuce leaves to line the board with



Meats:
dried oil sausage sliced, soppressata, salami, mortadella, pepperoni, prosciutto, hot capicola, miniature fried Italian meatballs



Beans and Nuts: chickpeas, lupine beans, black beans, cannellini beans or any kind you like, pistachios, hazelnuts, roasted almonds, pecans



Breads and crackers:
any kind of crackers, garlic bread rounds, rustic Italian bread, bread sticks, garlic knots, bruschetta, arancini rice balls, 3 bean salad




Seafood:
clams casino, shrimp and fried scallops, crab legs, lobster meat, calamari fried, oysters, escargot, tuna in olive oil, fried haddock bites, and other shell fish



Note Misc Specialty suggestions:
stuffed mushrooms or pickled vegetables, deviled eggs, clams casino, stuffed long hots, loaded potato skins Italian style, fried mozzarella, fried zucchini blossoms or sticks, fried cauliflower, fried meatballs, mini calzones, mini pizza slices, caponata, mini quiche baked.


Vegetables: sliced or stuffed celery, carrots sticks, cauliflower or broccoli florets, pickled artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, grilled eggplant cubes, grape tomatoes, asparagus, string beans, sliced plum tomatoes, pepperoncini, long hots, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts stuffed, lettuce leaves to line the board with
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2 comments

  1. I can just eat those appetizers as the dinner! They look mouthwatering, Claudia.

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  2. What a perfect way to start a special meal! I think I'll do this for our next dinner club!

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