Choosing the Perfect Cheese and Fruit
For a crowd-pleasing appetizer or buffet this holiday season, cheese and fruit pairings provide variety and nutrition. If you know someone who is hard to buy for, one of these cheese and fruit baskets is sure to please.
Stew Leonard’s – Fruit, Cheese & Nuts Fruit Basket
When I want something light but satisfying, I often fix a little plate of cheese and fruit. These two foods just seem to go together whether you are fixing a tray for a party or as a snack or dessert for you and your family.
Certain cheeses pair better with certain fruits. And if you’re looking for wines to serve with your fruit and cheese, sorry I can’t help you there. I could recommend a good beer though!
Fruit and Cheese Pairing Ideas
~ Crisp red apples / cheddar cheese
~ Ripe pears / Havarti
~ Cherries / bleu cheese
~ Granny Smith apples /thin slices of Parmesan cheese
~ Grapes / any cheese!
Selections of Cheeses
Brie, Cheddar, Gouda, Havarti, Parmesan
Choose a delicious cheese to serve with fruit. These are all lovely cheeses that when served with the right fruit and chunks of crusty bread make a wonderful light meal.
Serve Nuts with Cheese and Fruit
The addition of nuts to a cheese and fruit platter makes this food more substantial and filling. Some good choices include walnuts, cashews, almonds, and pistachios.
Some Favorite Cheese and Fruit Pairings
Cheddar cheese and apples
Any mild cheese and pears
Bleu cheese and strawberries
Feta cheese and dried figs
Gouda and apples
Parmesan and apples
Bleu cheese and cherries