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We are going to teach you how to cost and make a grazing platter.

Start with a large takeaway box, serving tray, wooden board or grazing platter.

The Grazing Platter or Charcuterie Board Ingredients


Buy some fresh dates, rocket lettuce, Edam cheese, kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, camembert cheese, blue vein cheese, salami, leg ham, grain mustard, baby bocconcini cheese, rockmelon, red grapes, green grapes, strawberries, sorrel leaves and broccolini flowers or edible flowers like heartsease or violets. Oh, and do not forget the nuts, Prosciutto and pickled gherkins.

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The grazing platter recipe ingredients below are built into an ingredients calculator. Adjust the “caterer for an amount” section by changing the number for instant ingredient adjustments to serve one to one thousand servings.

The calculator automatically adjusts the preparation time estimate and estimates food cost. The food cost is the actual cost in Australia when shooting this video recipe.

Chef Brendan making a grazing box.
Chef Brendan Making A Grazing Box Video Recipe

Line your cardboard box or platter.

1st, line up your box or platter with foil, wax or kitchen paper if you need to. The foil helps retain cold and stops moisture from leaking out the bottom and making the catering box soggy.

Lay a bed of clean, dried rocket leaves or red coral lettuce leaves to colour and secure the foods.

Layer your Charcuterie platter, starting with the lightest colours.

Please start with the green grapes; cut them into small bunches and set them in or on your tray. Add the red grapes after cutting them into small bunches. Try to alternate the foods and colours to get an attractive balance and contrast of flavours and textures.

Then, add the dates with the seeds removed. Ok, next, add your strawberries and some bocconcini. Add a few bags of assorted crackers, biscuits, crostini and bread.

Then add some bowls for the moist goodies and crunchy surprises.

Mix the assorted kalamata and stuffed olives with sundried tomatoes and roast capsicum strips. Place some cherry tomatoes into the bottom of the bowl, mix the Mediterranean olive mixture and pour over the cherry tomatoes in the bowl.

Now, for the cheeses, leave blue vein (mouldy) cheeses to last so the moulds do not cross-contaminate any other foods.

Not segment some Camembert cheese; slice some Edam cheese after removing the wax and spread them around your board or box.

Now for the deli meats.

Use pre-cut meats like salami, pepperoni and leg ham cut into bite-size pieces if you can get them. Finishes the cut foods with some sliced blue vein cheese.

For decoration, remove the centre of a large ripe tomato and fill it with grain mustard or chutney for adding to your ham crackers.

Decorate the platter with edible herbs, or edible flowers like broccoli flowers or heartsease flowers. Add some slices of rockmelon to go with the prosciutto shreds.

And do not forget the Smoked Trout or Salmon.

To ensure the salmon is easily accessible and can be refrigerated quickly, it is recommended to layer it on the platter last. Once done, you can place the platter in the refrigerator without covering it for about 10 minutes to cool down. After that, cover the platter to prevent it from drying out and to make it easy to transport.

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You must check the labels of the ingredients for common food allergens, such as dairy, eggs, gluten & wheat, sesame, sulphites, lupins, soy & soybeans, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish. While we take steps to minimize risk, manufacturers may change their formulations without our knowledge.

Allergen Check Ingredients, Contains Sulphites
Skill Level Beginner, Cook
Standard Prep Time 25 minutes
Standard Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Charcuterie, Grazing
Cuisine American, Australian, English, French
Dollar Range $5.00 – $6.00
Food Cost $5.87 per person


  • 1 Cutting Board plastic board
  • 1 Chef Knife
  • 1 Serving Board platter or box


  • 100 g dates
  • 1 Oak lettuce
  • 125 g Edam cheese
  • 120 g kalamata olives
  • 125 g cherry tomatoes
  • 125 g camembert cheese
  • 125 g blue vein cheese
  • 120 g salami sliced
  • 120 g leg ham
  • 60 g grain mustard
  • 120 g bocconcini cheese
  • 200 g rockmelon
  • 150 g red grapes
  • 150 g green grapes
  • 120 g strawberries
  • 30 g sorrel leaves
  • 10 g broccolini flowers
  • 120 g nuts
  • 120 g Prosciutto
  • 60 g gherkins.
  • 60 g semi-dried tomato
  • 60 g olives stuffed

total food cost

Total Ingredient Cost $58.71

Preparation Time Estimate

Minutes 25


Catering for 10 people


  • Follow the video tutorial for detailed instructions.

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Adjust the recipe amount for your number of guests or catering amount, and save the shopping list for sharing. Have a platter party and a glass of wine for fun.
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Serving: 200gCalories: 478kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 22gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 1308mgPotassium: 670mgFiber: 4gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 1321IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 297mgIron: 2mg
Keywords Charcuterie, Grazing
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