Cheese and Fruit Appetizer Idea: Pairing Gorgonzola with Grapes
Are you looking for an idea to make a delicious and fresh appetizer? Why don't you try a fresh cheese and fruit pairing idea? You can choose among many tasty and light recipes to prepare in a few minutes. There are so many amazing combinations that it is impossible to decide what is the best cheese to be eaten with fruit, but today we want to suggest you a simple grapes and cheese appetizer!
Gorgonzola cheese and fruit
For this recipe we suggest you to use Gorgonzola, one of most famous Italian blue cheese.
This cheese is available in two version: piquant and sweet. The first one has a strong and intense taste, the second one is more delicate and sweet. However, both are adequate to prepare this cheese plate suggestion.
Our idea consist in a combination of cheese with fruit inside, so in this case, grapes wrapped in blue cheese. And if you want, you can give a special final touch by adding ground pistachios.
Are you’re ready to start? Well, let’s see how to make these delicious blue cheese covered grapes!
How to make Gorgonzola cheese and fruit appetizer
- Tear out all grapes, wash them and let them dry.
- Cut the Gorgonzola into pieces and remove the rind.
- Put them into a bowl and a add a cream cheese, for example Stracchino or Robiola.
- Mix the two cheeses until getting a creamy and homogeneous consistency.
- In the meantime, pour the pistachios in a no stick pan and toast them for few minutes.
- Crush the pistachios (don't use a food processor since they would be gound too finely).
- Meanwhile, coat each grape with a layer of cheese and then coat the little cheese balls in the pistachio crumbs.
- Leave your grapes and cheese platter in the fridge for 2 hour and after serve out!
It is definitely and original cheese and fruit tray idea that will delight your guests! You can use also other types of nuts, for example almonds or hazelnut.
For a good wine pairing with cheese and fruit, serve your cheese balls with a good full-bodied red wine!
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Gorgonzola and grapes by colmdun