The Ultimate Appetizer Board


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You guys freaked out of the Mezze platter we did back for Easter (I mean it was the most liked instagram photo I ever posted EVER) – so I figured we should probs up the ante for Memorial Day no!? Get ready… it’s the Appetizer Board to end all boards!

The Ultimate Appetizer Board from (@whatsgabycookin)

I mean, can we just take a moment to look at this situation. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted piled onto a board that you can easily assemble and then transport outside for your memorial day party! My friends over at DeLallo hooked it up with all their delicious meats, cheeses, olives, snacks… the whole nine yards. There is absolutely zero cooking involved which is so incredible on days when you’re expecting a crowd. No shame in taking some help from the store or ordering a few things on their website!!

The Ultimate Appetizer Board from (@whatsgabycookin)

Making the perfect Appetizer Board is an art form – and you need a few things to get started! Meats – get a few varieties, some spicy, some herby, some sliced thick, some thin. Cheese – again, get a variety! Anything you’d want to nibble on. Olives – these add endless flavor to a cheese board and who doesn’t love a briny olive! Bread sticks – because you need carbs. Obviously. Nuts and dried fruits – because as much as I’d like to only eat meats and cheese all day, we can mix it up a little bit for good measure. And there you have it!

The Ultimate Appetizer Board from (@whatsgabycookin) The Ultimate Appetizer Board from (@whatsgabycookin)

Happy early Memorial Day!

Here we go…

The Ultimate Appetizer Board



  • DeLallo Hot Sopressata Salumi
  • DeLallo Calabreses Hot Sausage
  • DeLallo Italian Herb Sausage
  • DeLallo Olives Gigantes
  • DeLallo Calamata Olives
  • DeLallo Green pitted olives
  • DeLallo Italian herb sausage
  • DeLallo Sea salt grissini breadsticks
  • DeLallo Sun Dried Tomato Bruschetta
  • DeLallo Sesame breadsticks
  • Pepper Jack cheese sliced or cubed
  • Gouda sliced or cubed
  • Monterey Jack sliced or cubed
  • Pistachios
  • Manchego cheese sliced or cubed
  • Jack cheese sliced or cubed
  • Dried apricots
  • Dried apples
  • Dried cranberries
  • Dates
  • Assorted Crackers
  • Thinly sliced prosciutto
  • Marcona almonds
  • Sesame cashews


  • Arrange everything on a large board and go to town with your artistic skills for designing a platter.


I like to group things in piles so it’s easy to identify everything. And that way when something is running low, I can take note, grab some refills from inside, and just start the pile again and let people graze.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Ivan

    You rock — I love the selection. Good for a long weekend.

  2. Sara

    I would be so happy with a glass of wine, some good friends and THIS board in front of us for dinner. So. much. yum!

  3. Charlie

    Looks great!

    Where did you get your round board?
    How big is it?

  4. Alice

    That is not going to be inexpensive. I have found that an appetizer board of this sort will probably cost as much as a steak dinner for each diner. However, it is a lot more fun than steak.

  5. Nozipho

    I love appetizer boards, great for intimate party and family gatherings…

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  7. Eileen Cruickshanks

    Thank you looks amazing
    Going out for some food shop NOW yumi

    • Eileen Cruickshanks

      Delish mezze with a lovely bottle of Soave

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  9. Melissa H

    Yum! I love this idea, and the art of the presentation. I’m hosting a fall party this coming weekend and this will be the perfect touch to an appetizer. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Tessa

    WOW! This looks delicious! I feel that it has at least one thing for everyone! I have a group gathering coming up and will definitely be using this! Everyone is going to be so impressed with me, thanks to you!

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  12. Felice

    That board is a pizza peel. I can see the handle. You use it to slide the pizza off and into the oven.

    • Gaby

      it’s actually just an old bread board – it’s too big to be a pizza peel. Wouldn’t fit into an oven

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  14. Carol Ann Caggiano

    Looks great . Will make for Easter bring along dish. Sure everyone in S. Boston will be delighted . Will add Chibta and a french stick.

    Won’t forget the EVOO, Just incase needed. Garlic also.



  16. Theresa Whitman

    I’m drooling…about how many mouths did you please with this spread?

  17. Nicole in MI

    Baby, what should we expect to spend on something like this? Also, would a meijer store have all of these variations or do you have a better suggestion?

    • Gaby

      Not sure what a meijer store is – and cheese boards can range in costs. If you do most of the shopping at Trader Joes or something similar it can be $50-$75 bucks. If you go Whole Foods it probably will be double that or more depending on the types of cheese you select

  18. anna

    These are my favorite apps when ever I’m at a party. It is usually the safe go to! LOL , Thank you for the picture of how pretty I can throw this all together it really looks spectacular if you know how to place it all on the platter just right. – I’m printing this….:)

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    I was needing an apple or something to take to a party. Seeing this appetizer board was perfect; different but not too similar or too out there. It was a hit! Everyone loved it and I will definitely do it again. Thanks!

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