Fruit and Cheese Platter

Fruit and Cheese Platter

Meal type Appetizer
By author Peggy Bridges


This is an easy one, since it doesn’t require any cooking and only a small amount of preparation. Choose a selection of cheeses that offers some variety for the taste buds. For example, a nice assortment might be a wedge of brie, some Jarlsberg or Swiss, and perhaps a type of havarti. Arrange artfully on a platter with small, bite-size fruits such as grapes, strawberries, or pieces of melon.

If you wish, an array of crackers can accompany the cheeses, but be sure not to choose crackers that have too strong a flavor. You want them to enhance the flavors of the cheeses, not overpower them. Some of my favorites are Bremner Wafers and Carr’s Water Crackers. Provide a small knife for each cheese, and be sure to allow space for the cheeses to be cut.

Serve with one or two wine pairings, maybe a red and a white, and voila! You have a sophisticated afternoon hors d’oeuvres platter or a dessert to top off a satisfying dinner.
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