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How To Make a Deli Platter with Meat and Cheese

How To Make a Deli Platter

Everything in the stores are priced so high now that it’s difficult to stay within budget when you want to impress guests. I figured out a long time ago that it’s more affordable to make a lot of food from scratch because of the ridiculous store markups. I learned how to make a deli platter that will please everyone while not spending a ton of money. Enjoy!

DIY Deli Platter

How To Make a Deli Platter with Meat and Cheese

Food You Need for Your DIY Deli Platter


  • Large or depending on the size of your party Round Plastic Serving Platter
  • 1 Romaine Lettuce Head
  • Different Types and Cuts of Deli Meat
  • Cubed Cheese I used pepper jack and cheddar
  • Purple and Green Grapes

Steps to Make Your Own Deli Platter

Step 1: Remove the lettuce leaves from the head. Wash and pat dry.

Cut leaves horizontally mid-length and place on the platter in a circular pattern around the edges of the platter.

Make sure they slightly hang off the edge of the platter.

Easy Homemade Deli Platter

Step 2: Layer your deli meats.

Meats that are difficult to fold, such as hard salami, should be placed down first following the same circular pattern as the lettuce.

Next, roll (to roll the meat, fold it in half length-wise then roll) the thinner deli meats and place in between the spaces of the other deli meat.

How To Make a Deli Platter

Step 3: Add your cubed cheese to the center of the platter.

For this platter, I cut up two blocks of cheese into cubes.

How To Make a Meat and Cheese Platter

Step 4: Add the grapes to the outside edge of the platter. Serve with crackers.

Now that you know how to make a deli platter, what drink will you serve it with? I bet your guest will love this Grand Marnier Summer Breeze Cocktail!

How to Make Your Own Deli Platter

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  1. This looks great, and it’s such a money-saver. I’m not sure how much the stores are charging for a pre-made deli-platter, but to make this yourself would definitely save money. Good idea!

  2. This is perfect as appetizers during parties! I love platters like this because it’s easy to assemble and it’s something that the guests love.

  3. This is the perfect platter for entertaining or a potluck. Easy to make and much cheaper than buying a ready made platter.

  4. Wow that looks so great! Next time I have a get together I will be definitely taking this advice.

  5. I love this! I didn’t realize how easy this to put together a deli platter, and I usually pay$100 at a local grocer.

  6. i love deli platters! they are perfect for parties. i try to do them myself as the are so expensive.

  7. Wow, this is a great idea. I will make it for our movie night and I am so sure that my hubby will be surprised!

  8. Oh wow, this makes me want to make a deli platter for dinner tonight. It’s too hot to cook but this would be just perfect although I’m not sure mine would be as pretty as yours lol.

  9. Very nice! I think I might serve this platter for our next dinner guests. Looks easy to make. What type of cheese did you use? Is any of those cheddar?

  10. I do this at least once a month. The kids love platters so I diy it so it saves me a ton of money. They are really very easy to make and you cant even tell they arent fully store bought if it is set up well. Great job!

  11. A perfect for healthy living. I would love to try it myself later on. Thank you.

  12. Even I could do that Deli platter. And it looks beautiful. Thank you for posting that for us.