This Antipasto Platter is one of my favorite arrangements to prepare for gatherings. See the blog post for more ingredient suggestions.
For the Platter:
panino(mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto)
marinated mozzarellarecipe below, or use store-bought
cheese stuffed cherry peppers
For the Marinated Mozzarella:
1tbspextra virgin olive oil
1 tspfresh thyme leaves
1tspfresh chopped rosemary
1/2tspflaky sea salt
1/4tspfreshly ground black pepper
For the Board:
Select a large platter and a large wooden board for it to rest on. The platter will have the meats, cheeses, and vegetables, and the board will hold the crackers around the platter.
Prepare the marinated mozzarella by tossing all the ingredients in a bowl, and let it sit while you begin arranging the platter.
Place 3 meats on different sections of the platter, making sure to fan out the slices of salami or prosciutto.
Begin filling in with groups of vegetables. Since the olives are so small, I like to put those in a bowl, but otherwise I place groups of items like artichokes or cherry peppers in heaps on the platter.
Cut the cheeses into bite-sized wedges or cubes, if necessary. Place on the platter in groups, along with the marinated mozzarella.
Once the platter is filled, place it on the wooden board, then arrange the breadsticks and crackers all around the platter. Serve and enjoy!