You don't know cheese platters until you've seen Tina Smith put together a cheese platter.
If you want to perfect the cheese platter, follow Smith's own cheese pairing board.
Meat pairing tips:
Methods vary by texture pairing or regional pairings. Pair softer meats like prosciutto and capicola with firmer bold cheeses and pair firmer meats such as sausage and ham with softer, creamier cheeses. Alternately, choose to pair meat and cheeses based on regions Italian, French, Spanish, Danish, etc.