It's been a while since I've done any out of the family catering.
Luckily it was only for a select few guests, so I went down the continental platter route.
A cheese boards and charcuterie.
Being on a bit of a budget I did my shopping at Aldi. There range is amazing, even in the small shops.
On the cheese board above I used a Danish Blue, blue isn't always popular however you rarely get a bad word said about the Danish over the Stilton, a sharp vintage cheddar, soft goats cheese and brie. To accompany them some fresh fruit, dried fruit and nuts to add a bit of texture. There was also some caramelized onion chutney and a tomato and chilli chutney on the side too.
I love goats cheese and caramelised onion chutney. It's like one of the best things in the world.
On the charcuterie (or meat) platter I picked up the Italian and Spanish selection of salamis, parma ham and Mediterranean chicken. In the middle is a roast pepper tortilla, and in the ramekins green and black olives, roasted peppers and artichokes.
For each platter there was a selection of breads including ciabatta and some sunflower seed white rolls.
Both platters went down really well. I was rather proud.