What You'll Need
Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and local food boutiques are great places to source beautiful, tasty elements for your grazing board. As you shop, aim for a spectrum of flavors (savory to sweet), comfort levels (familiar to exotic), and colors (think "rainbow").
Six Element Shopping Guide
Aim for one hard and one soft cheese.
Pictured: Triple Crème Brie, White Cheddar, and Tête de Moine Rosettes
Your favorite cured or air-dried meats like proscuitto, salami, ham, and summer sausage are all great choices.
Pictured: Porter Road Salumi Sampler (Soppressata, Calabrian, Black Pepper Sorghum, and Georgia Blue salamis)
Nuts, olives, pickles, dips and veggies.
Pictured: French radishes, rainbow baby carrots, sugar snap peas
Fresh or dried fruits, jams, and chocolate help round out the palate.
Pictured: Theo Sea Salt Dark Chocolate, pomelo citrus segments, dried blueberries, and sweetened dried orange slices.
Our Artisan Cracker Kit is a great place to start, as it's packed with an assortment of our most popular crackers to give your board a variety of flavors from nutty Emmer Farro to spicy Harissa.
Pictured: Red Fife Crackers
Fresh herbs or edible flowers serve as nice finishing touch.
Pictured: Fresh cut rosemary.
Select a board that suits the size of your crowd. Cutting boards, large platters, and serving trays are great, but we particularly love colorful cookie sheets as a means to transport your beautiful creation. Find colorful cookie sheets, like those pictured, at places like Great Jones and Bornn Enamelware.
Start with the larger elements, like cheese and meats as an anchor to your board.
Add your savory and sweet elements.
Fill in all the extra space with crackers.
Add fresh herbs or edible flowers as a finishing touch.