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When it’s too hot to make dinner, a Summer Grazing Board is what you need! Learn how to make an easy charcuterie board for casual summer meals.
Summer is here and that means lazy summer evenings. One of my favorite “meals” for summer is a no cook Summer Grazing Board. When Safeway asked if I could come up with some summer snacking ideas, I knew just what I wanted to do. I used Primo Taglio® meats and cheeses as a starting point, then added fresh fruits and vegetables, crackers and bread for a grazing board everyone will love!
How to make a Summer Grazing Board
Building a grazing board is easy. Start with a few high quality meats and cheeses. I like to use Salami and Prosciutto. Then add a few of your favorite cheeses. I went with an herbed goat cheese, Gruyere, and Manchego.
Next, add a few fruits and vegetables. I used cucumbers, grapes and raspberries. But you can use whatever you have on hand. I like using cucumbers because they can function the same way as crackers.
Finally, add some carbs to round out the meal. I like to use crackers and sliced baguette.
Serve with your favorite beverage and dinner is ready – without even turning on the oven!
Quality is Key
When making a simple grazing board like this, quality is key. These ingredients are standing alone, so it will be obvious if they are good quality or not. I was really impressed with the quality of Primo Taglio.
- Primo Taglio products are made with the finest ingredients, using traditional, time-honored preparation methods, and no artificial flavors or colors, or MSG** (** With the exception of some classics like American cheese and certain value meats.)
- Many of the Primo Taglio meats use whole muscle meat with no binders or fillers.
- Primo Taglio cheese uses the highest quality milk and old world recipes, which can be naturally aged up to 2 years.
Easily gather ingredients without going into the store!
This summer is looking a little different because of what is going on in the world right now. We are trying to avoid too many trips to the grocery store. I was so pleased that Safeway also offers Grocery Delivery and DriveUp & Go™ for convenient ways to shop! Placing my order was so easy and convenient. I was able to add everything to my cart, pay for my order and then drive to the store and pick it up. Bonus points: I didn’t even have to get out of my car!
I shopped at Safeway but you can also find Primo Taglio at exclusively Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, Tom Thumb and Vons.
If you want to make a larger charcuterie board, be sure to check out my Summer Charcuterie Post!
Summer Grazing Board
- 3 ounces Salami
- 3 ounces Proscuitto
- 3 ounces soft goat cheese (chevre)
- 3 ounces Manchego Cheese
- 3 ounces Gruyere
- 8 ounces crackers
- 1/2 French baguette
- 1/2 cucumber
- 4 ounces raspberries
- 6 ounces grapes
- Slice cheese. Arrange cheeses and meats on a platter or wood board. Fill in empty spaces with fruits, veggies, crackers and bread.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.