Favourite fruit and cheese pairing.
I was having a lovely hunk of Keens cheddar with an cox's orange pippin apple and musing on how sometimes the simplest things are the best and maybe this is the perfect cheese and fruit match.
Or maybe Stitchelon and comice pear is better?
What are other great cheese and fruit matches?
gorgonzola dolce and pear is one of my favorite pairings.
manchego and quince paste (membrillo)
this is a nice chart with pairing ideas: http://www.vermontcreamery.com/cheese...
i love fig compote with many cheeses.
grilled peaches are so fun in the summer! i like them with creamy cow's milk cheeses.
i almost always put dried apricots and fresh red grapes on my cheese platters. i also like to include a seasonal fruit, too.
Grilled Pineapple with Mascarpone Cheese
Blue Cheese with Grilled Pineapple
Grilled Mango with Pepperjack
GRILLED HALLOUMI AND PEACHES
and, if you're a dried fruit lover the pairings can go on forever. Apricots, plums, dried pears, go deliciously well with cheese plates.
I have a favorite fruit 'n nut snack that Starbuck's sells (and now I make my own) that has dried cranberries, blueberries, almonds and cashews. A nibble of whatever sharpish cheese I have on hand, between bites, is my favorite late afternoon snack. Oh, also I love smoked Gouda with those big round holiday grapes!
Fruit & cheese, two of my very favorite things :)
Chevre/goat cheese: figs, peaches, pomegranate, apricots, blackberries, strawberries, cherries
Feta: watermelon, grapes
Blue/bleu: pears, figs, blackberries
Aged gouda: apricots, apples, pears
Young gouda: cherries, peaches
Manchego: quince, apricots, figs
Cheddar (preferably extra sharp): grapes, apples
Brie: plums, apples, strawberries, cherries
Gruyere: cherries, blackberries
Fontina: apples, plums, pears, grapes
Asiago: figs, grapes
Pecorino & Parm: grapes