Grand Final Grazing
Are you hosting an AFL Grand Final viewing party this weekend? Forget party pies and sausage rolls and impress your guests with a gram-worthy grazing platter. Platters are perfect for grand final days because everything is pre-prepared so you can spend more time with your guests enjoying the game rather than heating up pies in the oven.
Here at Peter Teakle Wines, we know a thing or two about making an impressive grazing platter. Our Eyre Peninsula charcuterie board is a hit with our Cellar Door guests and goes down a treat with a glass of your favourite tipple.
Read our tips below on how you can recreate an epic grazing platter at home.
We pride ourselves on using the very best seasonal and local produce. Our selection of fruits is dependent on what’s available in season - there’s no point adding strawberries and blueberries to your platter if they’re not in season because they just won't taste good. A good grazing platter shouldn’t just be bursting with colour, it should also be bursting with flavour!
When it comes to pre-planning, slice your cheeses in halves or quarters and only take one or two portions out initially. Leave the remaining pieces of cheese in the fridge, and replenish your board once they’ve been used. We also suggest cutting your fruit just a half hour before serving. You don’t want your apples and pears to brown.
Another reason we love a grazing platter is because they pair so well with wine! If you’ve included seafood on your board we suggest opening a bottle of our 2018 Estate Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is zesty with fresh acidity, and buttery notes and goes down a treat with seafood.
If you’ve got a great variety of cured meats on the plate, then we suggest pairing your platter with our 2017 Estate Shiraz.