That Picnic-to-go Plate is a charcuterie you can make in a small pan. The perfect size to take with you anywhere; share it with a friend!

a small pan of charcuterie to take to a picnic

Friends, I’m so happy to share with you an adorable book that I love so much. It’s called That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life. Today I’m sharing a recipe from this book–That Picnic-to-go Plate! For a larger group, you can make my Summer Camping Charcuterie Board.

Picnic-to-go Plate

Think small, grab a pan or dish or plate from your kitchen, and put a few bites together! Meet a friend in the park and pack a picnic and take it down by the river! This is so doable, the ingredients are easy!

a mini charcuterie in a baking pan

Ingredients for “that picnic-to-go-plate”

  • Comté cheese
  • Genoa salami
  • Jam – we used apricot, and with leftover jam made these Apricot Greek Yogurt Chicken Thighs
  • Strawberries
  • Dried apricots
  • Castelvetrono olives
  • Macrona almonds
  • Seeded crackers – we buy Lesley Stowe
  • Walnuts
  • Fresh thyme
  • Flower or herb for garnish

baking pan of charcuterie to take to picnic

That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life

My friend Marissa Mullen is the author of this cute, small book, and I’m so proud of her. We haven’t met in real life, but I know one day we will :)

That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life: Creative Gatherings and Self-Care with the Cheese By Numbers Method

That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life book

Marissa’s book is a how-to guide for crafting beautiful and delicious cheese boards. It’s filled with gorgeous photos, so you can visually see how doable each board or plate is to make!

She’s also the creator of the “Cheese by Numbers” method. This is super helpful, especially for cheese board lovers who are beginners.

salami, cheese slices, crackers, nuts in a pan

Abby recently went on a picnic and grabbed a quick idea here, and made her “Picnic to Go Plate.” So cute!

And delicious!

Fresh, seasonal ingredients. And of course, you can double or triple the size, according to the number of guests you are feeding!

easy to transport, a small baking pan of charcuterie with jam, nuts, and garnished with fruit

For a cheese board, start with basic components—meat, cheese, produce, dip, and a garnish!

I also love how she uses flower arranging with food in the book!

Buy the book!

That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life celebrates the ways in which cheese brings people together! It’s also a great gift idea!

And you can buy the book, HERE. [Affiliate link]

50 amazing, easy-to-make cheese plates for all dietary preferences!

a small baking pan with cheese, salami, crackers, jam, nuts, fruit

I also love in the back of the book, the section, “A Plate for Every Season.” This is perfect for finding an easy recipe with seasonal ingredients!

Get ready to relax, enjoy, and indulge in your favorite bites, Friends!

Congrats Marissa!

a small pan of charcuterie to take to a picnic
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That Picnic to Go Plate

Make in a 5X8 baking dish or similar sized container

Ingredients

  • Comté cheese
  • Genoa salami
  • Apricot jam, or other jam
  • Strawberries
  • Dried apricots
  • Castelvetrono olives
  • Macrona almonds
  • Seeded crackers, we buy Lesley Stowe
  • Walnuts
  • Fresh thyme
  • Flower for garnish

Instructions

  • In a small baking dish, place the jam in a small bowl; arrange the rest of the food items around it. ENJOY!
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a small baking dish with charcuterie and jam for two people

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