What is a fruit and cheese board?
A fruit and cheese board is a collection of fruits and cheeses that pair well together. A fruit and cheese board typically also includes bread and crackers, olives and pickles, nuts, dips and spreads, and chocolate.
What should I serve a fruit and cheese board on?
A large wooden, marble or stone cutting board works well for a fruit and cheese platter. You can also use a piece of slate or a chalkboard, which allows you to label each type of cheese in chalk.
What are some tips for making a fruit and cheese board?
Cheese tastes best at room temperature, so be sure to take the cheese out of the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving. Give each cheese its own knife and cut several pieces of the harder cheeses ahead of time to make it easier for guests. When arranging the board, start with the larger dishes or chunks of cheese first, spreading them around the board. Then fill in the gaps with smaller items.
What is burrata and what fruit does it pair with?
Burrata is a favorite for fruit and cheese boards. Made with an outer shell of mozzarella and filled with soft, stringy curds and cream, burrata pairs well with peaches, plums, and other stone fruits as well as melons and berries.