Stay-at-home occasions this fall need not be ho-hum and ordinary. Not at all! Especially with the help of ready-to-serve meat and cheese trays like these. Such enticing selections of cold meats, assorted cheeses, crackers, and fruits will make even a kitchen-counter spread look like a fancy charcuterie display. And for special autumn celebrations or the upcoming holidays, just add your favorite vino and you can host a holiday wine and cheese party in minutes!
Our featured finds are all available from your favorite groceries in the Los Angeles area. Just click on the links for details on the nearest branch for in-store pick up, or how to order online for door-to-door delivery.
7 Editor’s Picks for Meat and Cheese Trays
Impress without the stress! Make your choices from these convenient party trays, and turn even a simple at-home gathering into a special occasion.
1 – Gourmet Cheese Tray – From Albertson’s, consider this generous order-ahead array that serves 24 to 30 persons. It includes a brie wedge, sliced goat cheese log, cubed Manchego, cracker-cut Havarti, mini blue cheese wedge, sliced gouda wedge, cracker-cut mild cheddar, red and green grapes, strawberries, sliced red apples, dried apricots, dried cranberries, pecans and walnuts.
2 – Kroger® Ham Turkey Cheese and Crackers Party Tray – This handy selection, available at Ralph’s, has the basics covered—so you can add on fruits, nuts, olives, and wine as you wish.
3 – Hormel Honey Ham and Turkey Party Tray – Honey Ham, Smoked Turkey, Colby jack cheese, mild cheddar cheese, and individually packed crackers make up this party-ready product available at Vons ("call us when you get to the store, we will load for you" or arrange for delivery).
4 – Artisan Plate – Gelson’s offers this special selection of international cheeses—Fromager d’Affinois (France), Emmi Gruyère (Switzerland), Humboldt Fog (California), GarcÍa Baquero Manchego (Spain), and Sharp cheddar (Wisconsin)—perfectly complemented by red and green grapes, dried apricots, dried cherries, and fig jam Just add crackers, olives, and a pâté or salami!
5 – Columbus Charcuterie Tasting Board – This convenient wood-look entertaining tray, available at Target, contains premium Columbus Italian Dry Salami and Calabrese Salami; cheese squares, crackers, and olives.
6 – Cheese Party Tray – Build your meat and cheese display around these four favorite cheeses— Colby Jack, Swiss, Mild Cheddar, and Pepper Jack—handily pre-sliced in this pack from Trader Joe’s.
7 – Marketside Large Meat and Cheese Tray – Great for a sandwich station, this tray available at Walmart serves 20 to 25 persons. It includes oven roasted turkey, roast beef, and ham along with colby jack, cheddar and swiss cheeses, and comes garnished with green leaf lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and olives.
So whether you’re looking to treat the family to a fancy night-in or having an at-home occasion to celebrate, a meat and cheese party tray like one of these is definitely the way to go!