Blue Cheese with Date and Olive Tapenade

Serves 8-10

The perfect recipe for all your holiday entertaining needs!


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon high-quality balsamic vinegar

2 1/2 teaspoons honey

Large pinch salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

6 large dried dates, finely diced

1 tablespoon capers, rinsed, drained, and finely chopped

1/4 cup pitted green and kalamata olives

1 teaspoon Instantly Fresh Thyme


2 Simply Artisan Reserve Blue Cheese Center Cut


Bread and crackers for serving


In a small bowl, whisk to combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

In another bowl, combine dates, capers, olives and thyme. Add vinaigrette and toss to combine. Remove half of the mixture and place on a cutting board. Chop until very finely diced then add back to bowl and toss to combine. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper.

Serve at room temperature on top of Simply Artisan Reserve Blue Cheese Wheels with bread and crackers.

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