Garden Grazing Table
September 10, 2020
Glasses: Farmhouse Pottery, Plates: Martha Stewart. Table Runner: Farmhouse Pottery, Flatware: Williams Sonoma
For the longest time I have been really eager to put together a grazing table. To me it is the ultimate charcuterie board — a work of art to behold and incredibly fun to eat. I posted this grazing table on Instagram and received a good number of questions about it. This table served 6 people. Close family and friends who are in my quarantine group and live close by. I would not recommend this otherwise at this current time. Everyone went home with their own cheese board to enjoy later.
Many of the veggies and herbs used came from our garden, some were on the table to serve as a garnish while others were meant to be eaten. The below items added beautiful pops of color and texture to the table.
-Whole Tomatoes still on vine
When putting together a charcuterie board, I like to include a variety of cheese, nuts, meats, fruit, dried fruit, crackers, and veggies. Trader Joe’s is one of my favorite places to shop for many of these items. The selection is always really good and the prices are hard to beat. (This is not sponsored.)
-Satori Cheese – Reserve Merlot Bellavitano (This is my absolute favorite cheese and almost always the most popular)
-Thinly Sliced Steak Tips
3. Crackers & Bread
– Raincoast Crisps: Rosemary & Fig
-Trader Joe’s Pita Chip Crackers
-Carr’s Table Water Crackers
– Whole Wheat Crackers
– French Baguette
– Ciabatta Bread
4. Fruit & Veggies
– Snap peas
-Sliced Green Peppers
– Sweet peppers
5. Nuts & Dried Fruit
-Trader Joe’s Sesame Honey Almonds
-Trader Joe’s Sweet and Spicy Pecans
-Dried Watermelon Jerky
– Trader Joe’s Mediteranean Hummus
– Plain Hummus
– Spinach Artichoke Dip
Over the runner I layered several sheets of parchment paper and taped them to the bottom of the table to layout the food (this made for really easy cleanup). I used three different cheese boards to add height and dimension. I always love to have everything pre-cut before I start to assemble any board so that the food can be arranged at once by color and texture. Plain white or clear small bowls are perfect for holding dips while blending into the surrounding food. I wanted the food spread to look continuous. Popular food items were repeated throughout the board for everyone’s enjoyment.
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Your table looks amazing, and full of beautiful color !!
p.s. where did you purchase the water container(?) with the fruit in it !!??
This looks incredible! Now I want to do something like this at some point.
That is a such a beautiful garden spread, we can not meet in groups of more than 6 in England right now but this would be perfect for one that changes!
Sparkles and Shoes
Ahhhhh, bookmarking this post for later! I LOVE the merlot cheese too! Really any of the wine cheeses are good, and I got all of my friends hooked on them! For a yummy spread over Brie, I always get the Fig Butter from Trader Joes and the combo is so good! I highly recommend you try it!
Wow, beautiful display especially during this time of year…fall colors. I hope in the future, we get to see the spectacular garden behind the display.
Thank you so much! I hope to get my garden post live soon. We have been really busy with our brand and I haven’t had much time for posts here.