What is a fruit and cheese platter?
A fruit and cheese platter is a spread of fruit and cheese that's typically accompanied by bread or crackers, nuts, olives and pickles, jams and spreads, and possibly chocolate and cured meats as well.
What kinds of fruit and cheese pair well?
Fruit and cheese pairing is more art than science and there are few hard and fast rules. Blue cheese and pear slices is a classic combo, as is aged cheddar and apples. Mozzarella with cranberries or figs with smoked gouda are also excellent. A grilled peach with burrata or strawberries with ricotta cheese are exceptionally delicious. Be careful with citrusy fruits like limes or grapefruits – their acidity can be hard to pair with any cheese.
How much cheese and fruit do I need?
When the fruit and cheese platter is an appetizer, a good rule of thumb is 2 ounces of fruit and 2 ounces of cheese per person.
What is burrata cheese and what fruit does it pair with?
Burrata is a pouch of fresh mozzarella cheese that's filled with a soft, stringy curd and cream. Burrata pairs well with any stone fruit like peaches or plums as well as with berries and melons.