Fresh and dried fruit pairings

We all know the benefits of consuming fresh and dried fruits (check other blog posts for individual fruit information).  What we often forget is that we can make these fruits an interesting, fun meal to share.  In this blog, we are going to give you some suggestions of these fruit parings with cheese and wine.

 

Soft, Fresh Cheeses (such as cream cheese)
Uncooked, unripened cheeses, mild and creamy with a slight tang; spreadable. These go well with champagne and Apples, Grapes, Pears, Mangos, and Melons and Pistachios.

Soft, Ripened Cheeses (such as Camembert)
Mild with smooth and creamy-to-oozy textures and thin skins. This group pairs well with a variety of wines, among them, Port, Melot and Pinot Noir. Plums, Berries, Apples and pecans are the fruits to accompany this delight and Walnuts.

Semi-Soft Cheeses (such as Havarti)
Mild, buttery taste and smooth texture; easily sliced goes well with Chardonnay, Dry Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc and Grapes, Pears, Raisin.

Semi-Hard Cheeses (such as Gruyère)
Rich, nutty, often mild flavors with textures from smooth to holey to flaky pairs well with Amarone, Beaujolais, Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Sauternes, Sauvignon Blanc, Port and Grapes, Melons, Peaches, Pineapple.

 

Enjoy! We will be back for more suggestions.