Mum wows with Kmart hack for the perfect portable cheese platter: 'Love this'

Grazing tables are so on-trend these days and, of course, Kmart is there to help you up your platter game. Whether it's for a large crowd, a family gathering or a picnic in the park, there are a lot of boards in-store to help it look fabulous.

However, if you have to take a platter somewhere and don't have the time to set up the grazing board once you get there or just prefer to have it ready to go, one Aussie mum has come up with the perfect hack.

"Kmart storage. I call it transportable cheese platters," Tina wrote as she shared her idea on the Kmart Hacks & Decor Facebook group.

Beautiful savoury and sweet picnic grazing platters laid out in Kmart bamboo organisers for ease of transport
Tina's creative picnic grazing platters, using Kmart bamboo organisers, don't only look delicious, they're practical as well. Photo: Supplied

"Wow so much better than trying to take plates of food to places. Nothing would fall out," one follower wrote. "Yummm! This looks amazing," another added.

"LOVE THIS! would make a great gift too!" a third replied.


Tina, from Western Australia, used $7 bamboo drawer tidys as a cheap and efficient way to not only organise the grazing plates but also to transport them easily.

$7 Kmart drawer tidy
Tina used the $7 Kmart drawer tidy to create her portable platters. Photo: Kmart

"I love making cheese platters when going to friends' places but it’s so hard to make them up and transport on boards. I came across the bamboo boxes from Kmart and thought these would make amazing little platter boxes, perfect for on the move," Tina told Yahoo Lifestyle.

"I love entertaining and always love making things look pretty when it comes to the home or anything, even cheese platters," she added.

How To Up Your Grazing Game

Tina also has some hints about how to make sure your platter looks as fabulous as it tastes.

  • "Keep it simple and place things neatly with a pop of colour. I’ve used the berries as the red is pretty," Tina says.

  • "Fill the gaps with things like nuts, fruit, chocolate, even lollies to give it a fuller look."

  • "I also line them with cool paper to give them that little bit extra."

Amazing Grazers, a grazing platter company from Adelaide, also share some great tips on their TikTok channel on how to make your grazing box really pop.

Tania from Amazing Grazers says your platter should be a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

To achieve that, she suggests eating the rainbow by incorporating as many edible colours as you can. Go international by looking for foods from many different countries for flavour inspiration, and break all the rules by combining flavours and textures you wouldn't normally pair together.

Time to go outside and enjoy a picnic platter!

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