Spread cheeses and dips/jams/preserves out on the platter/board. (Ideally they should be in different areas of the board to balance it visually.) If you have wheels of cheese, cut a wedge or two out of them for decoration.
Cut bread into small slices and fan out around cheeses and preserves/dips.
Fan crackers out around cheeses and spreads in the same way.
If using vegan meats, cut slices of them and fan them out near crackers.
Place groups of salty/tangy foods (olives, pickles etc.) around the board close to cheeses. (Alternatively just place them on the board in their jar.)
If using fruits like pears, slice thinly. If using figs or strawberries, slice in half. Create clusters of fruits/berries throughout cheese board to fill any spaces.
Finally, if using, add small clusters of nuts and raw vegetable sticks to fill out any additional spaces on the board.
Place a clean knife next to each cheese, and a small fork/spoon in each jar, and enjoy!