What is it about fruit and cheese that make them pair so well together? What may seem like an unlikely pairing actually is the perfect sweet and savory combination and they are known to enhance each other’s flavors.
You will find grapes, apples and pears regularly gracing cheese boards. A quick and easy appetizer for when you are entertaining guests is a beautiful spread of fruits, cheeses, nuts and olives because there is literally no prep time. Design Mom shares 7 Secrets To A Beautiful Cheese Board. I had some delicious, almost candy-tasting grapes and I knew their sweetness would make for a good sweet and savory appetizer with the Simply Artisan Reserve™ cheeses I had on hand.
Simply Artisan Reserve™ is delicious handcrafted, rBST free and gluten free cheese line that comes in Blue, Gorgonzola, Feta crumbles as well as Blue Cheese and Gorgonzola Center Cuts. Each of these varieties comes in center cut, crumbles and wheels and would be perfect on a cheese board or in a quick crostini appetizer. With only a few ingredients I already had on hand, I made this Gorgonzola, Grape and Honey Crostini in less than twenty minutes.
Be sure to put a small spread of slightly melted Gorgonzola cheese on each crostini because you don’t want the bold, delicious flavor of the Gorgonzola to overpower the fruit and honey, but rather to compliment them. The possibilities are endless in making different crostini with fruits and Simply Artisan Reserve Cheeses. Pick up some today in case you end up entertaining guests last minute or even if you just want a simple appetizer for date night! Here are a few other recipes on the Litehouse blog that pair cheese with fruit. Enjoy! Figgy Blue Cheese Bacon Bites and Spur Of The Moment Cheese Trays Grilled Fig, Prosciutto and Blue Cheese Pizzas Citrus and Feta Salad Caramelized Pear and Gorgonzola Tarts