How To Shop For Your Next Platter

How To Shop For Your Next Platter

Have you seen our just-launched Saturday Night In platter packs?! These collections of tastiness come in two delicious options – Favourites and Gluten-Free.

With these platter packs in mind, we wanted to share our ‘must-have’ supermarket list for our platter enthusiasts to enjoy.

This is the most crucial part of any platter - making sure you have the right platter additions on your list. Here is our standard board list, fit for 2-5 people. For a standard platter, make sure to have at least two cured meats and cheeses, one dip, two nuts, one savoury and two fresh selections.

  • Cured meats: prosciutto, beef pastrami, Italian salami, chorizo.
  • Dips: hummus, guacamole, pesto
  • Nuts: almonds, macadamia, pumpkin seeds
  • Savory: mini gherkins, olives or stuffed capsicums
  • Fresh: carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumber

 

Of course, there are options for other platter boards, depending on the size of your party. Take your platter to the next level with…

  • Snacks: popcorn, bliss balls
  • Nuts: cashews
  • Fresh: pears, apples, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, radish, oranges
  • Dried: apricot slices, mango slices, cranberries
  • Savoury: basil, mini bread sticks
  • Dips: cheese dips, beetroot
  • Sweet: honey drizzle

 

For cheese, we like to keep it local by selecting delicious New Zealand cheeses that accompany our crackers perfectly. Our main picks are:

  • Whitestone Vintage Windsor Blue
  • Waimata Traditional Brie Cheese (the big round, of course)
  • Meyer’s Goats Gouda
  • Barry’s Bay Aged Edam
  • Kapiti Port Wine Cheddar
  • Mainland Creamy Havarti
  • Puhio Valley Soft Camembert

 

Copy this for your next shopping trip and make sure to share your creations with us at @rutherfordandmeyer and #rutherfordandmeyerathome!

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