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Oct 16, 2009 07:33 AM

Fruit plus cheese - your faves?

I'm trying to nail down the best combos of this very versatile course. Tea-time offering, party snack, or dessert -- what are your standbys?

I'm thinking pears with cambazola and water crackers. Cheddar with apples and wasabrod rye crackers. Cream cheese with graham crackers and grapes.

Let's keep the cheese choices more common and available than esoteric. Something convenient that one can find locally and keep on hand for several days.


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  1. Manchego with honeycrisp apples

    1. Tart apples and brie
      Lychees and gouda

      2 Replies
        1. re: Paulustrious

          I served fresh lychees with a young gouda. The sweet and sour of the fruit cut through the creaminess of the cheese in a novel pairing.

      1. Brie with fig jam

        medjool dates stuffed with a shard of parmesan

        1. Aged goat cheese (i.e. one of these: ) with pears (any kind, but seckel pears are especially great).

          I love Medjool dates stuffed with fresh chevre or cream cheese and nuts... A cheese with a slight tang works best, I think.

          1. dates or figs and goat cheese
            pear and gorgonzola (on endive)
            gruyere and tomatoes (does that count as fruit here?)

            2 Replies
            1. re: chowser

              Bubbly, toasty, melted gruyere on an open faced tomato sandwich... Mmm.

              1. re: cimui

                Good thought for dinner tonight--with soup.