antipasti platter When I want to have some friends over and keep it simple and have the freedom to sit back and relax, I like to put together an antipasti platter. I start with my favorite platters (oval in shape) and arrange some Italian deli meats such as salami, prosciutto, mortadella, and bresaola. Then I add some of my favorite cheeses, such as a wedge of asiago cheese, sliced provolone cheese, sliced fontina cheese, bocconcini (bite-size mozzarella), and even an herbed goat cheese. On another platter I arrange some fresh-cut vegetables, such as carrot sticks, celery sticks, assorted bell peppers, sliced fresh fennel, and some cherry tomatoes with Pinzimonio sauce. In small separate serving bowls, I like to set out Marinated Olives, Sweet and Spicy Roasted Almonds, and Roasted Bell Pepper Salad. And to finish it off I place some fresh focaccia (you could use your favorite bread) in a basket. This way, my guests can compose their own assortment of antipasti on their plates.