1 1/2 pounds assorted cured meats such as salami, prosciutto, pepperoni and coppa
1 pound cheese sliced or cubed, such as provolone or asiago
1 cup small mozzarella balls bocconcini, plain or marinated in olive oil and herbs
1 cup olives
2 cups grilled and/or pickled vegetables such as pepperoncini, roasted red peppers, marinated artichokes, marinated beans
1 cup raw vegetables cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, cucumber
2-3 cups assorted breads focaccia, breadsticks, crostini
fresh herbs for garnish
sauces such as bruschetta or olive tapenade optional
Arrange all the ingredients on a large platter. If using the sauces, place them in small bowls. Garnish with fresh herbs, then serve.
If you want to make this dish ahead of time, assemble everything on the platter except the bread products and fresh herbs. Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Remove from the refrigerator, uncover, and add bread and herbs. Let stand for 20 minutes, then serve.