Dive into this charcuterie snacking board

Believe it or not, you don't need to be artistic to create a great charcuterie board (though it certainly helps).

A charcuterie board is a favourite of hosts and guests alike. While “charcuterie” technically refers to a variety of cured meats, these platters frequently include cheeses, crackers, spreads, and fruit in addition to salami and prosciutto. But what exactly is it that makes them so popular?

To begin with, they are exceedingly adaptable: You may change the ingredients to suit your tastes, scale the servings up or down dependent on the number of visitors, and make them as cheap (or as expensive) as you wish. You can also connect them to a certain theme, such as a colour, geographic region, or season. The fact that they require no culinary skills to assemble makes them ideal for entertaining.

However, there is an art to creating a charcuterie board that looks as good as the ones you’ve seen on Instagram and Pinterest. Don’t worry, we’ve got an impressive charcuterie board complement of McCain for your next gathering or holiday party.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes


  • McCain Veggie Fingers
  • McCain EmotiBites
  • McCain Chilli Potato Bites
  • McCain Aloo Tikki
  • McCain Smiles


  • 300 grams Cold Meats of choice
  • Cocktail tomatoes
  • ½ cup Pickled red olives
  • ½ cup Pickled peppadews
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • 300 grams dry wors
  • Cashew nuts – or nuts of choice
  • Store bought hummus


  1. Cook the McCain Veggie appetizers according to package instructions


  1. Place the pickled olives, peppadews and feta in a bowl and toss gently
  2. Place in the bowl in the middle of the platter
  3. Arrange the McCain appetizers and dry wors, cocktail tomatoes and cold meat around the bowl in the center
  4. Place the hummus and nuts on the side
  5. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve

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