Favorite crackers to serve with cheese
- Ruth Lafler Apr 6, 2013 02:36 PM
Someone in the Manchego thread just mentioned water crackers. Now, no offense intended, but I think water crackers are awful. And yet, I prefer a neutral cracker (no herbs or seeds) with cheese, so I'm always on the lookout for the perfect cracker and I think I've found it: the pita bites crackers at Trader Joe's.
What are your favorites? Do you like different crackers with different cheeses or types of cheeses?
How about bread or toast? My local bakery makes a currant walnut bread that is divine with blue cheese.
My favorites for a good, stand-alone cheese are thin, unflavored (and unsalted ) crispbread crackers.
The new brown rice Triscuit has my attention. For parties, I tend to put few diff crackers & breads out together; but my preference is a crusty or toasted bread over crackers. I find crackers a tad oily and cheese has enough cream or "glide" without a cracker for my taste.
So on the cracker I go with Triscuit, Melba toast or toasted mini rye (which I treat like a cracker). Some of the water crackers (like the black pepper) are okay. But nothing that competes with the cheese, please :)