Fruit is a great cheese board accompaniment: you can serve a cheese platter as appetizer, with a glass of good wine, or at the end of your meal, before the dessert. with a fortified wine.
Use seasonal fruit to make a cheese board. The best Cheddar and fruit pairing ideas are: apple or pear wedges, grapes and drupes. A good cheese board has 3 to 5 different kind of cheese, fruit (fresh or dried), bread or cracker, olives, mustards, honey and jams. Read more about how to prepare the perfect cheese board.
What makes a good cheese board?
Have cheeses on your board in a crescendo of flavor:
- start with fresh cheese, that are creamy and mild (mozzarella, brie, stracchino...);
- continue with a semisoft cheese, more savory and flavored (Fontina, mild Cheddar, fresh Pecorino);
- add a Blue Cheese for a pungent flavor (gorgonzola, roquefort...);
- complete your cheese trip with a strong flavor hard cheese (Gouda, mature Cheddar, Parmigiano Reggiano...).