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What to serve with Gruyere cheese

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cmarie Mar 13, 2008 12:33 PM

I am making a cheese plate with Gruyere cheese and am at loss as to what to serve with it.
Any ideas?
Thanks.

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    Pampatz RE: cmarie Mar 13, 2008 03:25 PM

    I hope that I understand your question correctly. I would suggest at least 2 or 3 other cheeses to go along with the Gruyere. Perhaps an Irish white cheddar, Cabrales blue and a triple-cream brie. I would serve these with water crackers and toasted bagette slices. Also like to use some fresh fruit on the board such as sliced pears, jimaca and seedless grapes.

    1. diablo RE: cmarie Mar 13, 2008 03:27 PM

      This is way out of the norm as far as I know, but I loooove lingonberry jam served with my gruyere. It really is delicious.

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        monavano RE: diablo Mar 13, 2008 04:44 PM

        berry jam goes really well with brie too!

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          cmarie RE: diablo Mar 13, 2008 05:11 PM

          that sounds really tasty. thanks

        2. jfood RE: cmarie Mar 13, 2008 05:13 PM

          Jfood agrees with diablo. His favorite restaurant has incredible cheeses and they serve the with marmelades. The blackberry jam is perfect with a gruyere. Another choice would be apple marmelade.

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            harryharry RE: cmarie Mar 13, 2008 05:35 PM

            Is it good cave aged gruyere? Try an Italian mostarda - fruit jams with sharp mustard kick, they go great with cheese.

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              HSBSteveM RE: harryharry Mar 13, 2008 06:20 PM

              Wow, I've got more Mostarda than I know what to do with - great suggestion.

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                MMRuth RE: HSBSteveM Mar 13, 2008 06:26 PM

                Me too - I keep buying it and never use it, and have lots of gruyere on hand. Strangely, much as I love gruyere, I never think to serve it as part of a cheese course - I'll have to try it.

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