Wednesday, 24 May 2023  • Recipes,

This recipe is as easy as it gets! If you need a quick appetizer or party snack, these fruit and cheese stacks are the perfect solution.

Take a bite-size piece of fruit. Stack it on a toothpick. Add a cube of cheese that pairs well with the fruit. Try out some of our favorites below!

1. Blackberries & Brie

Blackberries & Brie

2. Granny Smith Apples & Sharp Cheddar

Granny Smith Apples & Sharp Cheddar

3. Anjou Pears & Gouda

Anjou Pears & Gouda

4. Grapes & Fontina

Grapes & Fontina

5. Peaches & Goat Cheese

Peaches & Goat Cheese

Fruit and Cheese Hors d’oeuvres

Fruit and cheese make a great pair. The sweetness of the fruit contrasts with the saltiness of the cheese, creating a perfect balance of flavors. Additionally, the texture of the fruit and cheese together creates a unique and enjoyable mouthfeel. When paired correctly, fruit and cheese can make for a delicious and sophisticated appetizer or snack.

We can provide general guidelines for pairing fruit and cheese with wine. However, it is important to remember that personal taste preferences may differ. In general, it's best to pair lighter wines with lighter cheeses and heavier wines with heavier cheeses.

Pinot Grigio, a light white wine, pairs well with goat cheese, a fresh and tangy cheese. Cabernet Sauvignon, a full-bodied red wine, pairs well with sharp cheddar or aged Gouda.

When it comes to pairing fruit with cheese and wine, consider the sweetness and acidity of the fruit. A dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc, is a good match for tart fruits like Granny Smith apples. For a sweet dessert wine, try Moscato with ripe peaches or berries. Ultimately, the best pairings are the ones that you enjoy the most!

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Originally published: 5/1/2017