Fruit and Cheese Pairings

CategoryCuisineCooking MethodDifficultyBeginner

Some quick-and-easy fruit-and-cheesey pairings that will have your guests camping around the snack table.

 

Prep Time20 mins

For your shopping list:
 Watermelon, Feta & Mint Sauce / Fresh Mint
 Cherry, Mature Cheddar, Mussels & Honey
 Pear, Blueberry & Brie
 Gouda & Fig
 Strawberry, Camembert & Balsamic Reduction

 

Watermelon, Feta & Mint Sauce

This pairing is an all-time favourite. To use it in a salad, add some red onion and avocado. We opted for mint sauce with the watermelon and feta and it was an absolute winner!

First Choice - Feta, watermelon & mint cheese pairing

Cherry, Mature Cheddar, Mussels & Honey

You may have tasted cherries with goat cheese or cream cheese - but you haven't tasted this flavour bomb! Fresh cherries with mussels, First Choice mature cheddar and honey.

First Choice - cheddar, mussel and cherry cheese pairing

Pear, Blueberry & Brie

So delicious - Brie, Pear & Blueberries. To use it with pastry, add pecan nuts, or swop the blueberries for caramelised onion. For our quick canapé, we opted for fresh fruit.

First Choice South African Dairy - blueberry, brie and pear cheese pairing

Gouda & Fig

Figs and Gouda are a really delicious pairing. You can use fresh or bottled figs. Other ways of enjoying this pairing include adding it to a burger, making a tart or enjoying a gouda fondue with figs and other snacks!

First Choice South African Dairy - Gouda and Fig cheese pairing

Strawberry, Camembert & Balsamic Reduction

Strawberries and dairy are two peas in a pod - whether you use it in milkshakes, cheesecake, desserts, with cream or paired with cheese! We have gone with a very simplistic option: adding some balsamic reduction, but you can switch it up. Camembert with strawberry jam, baked camembert with fresh strawberries or how about a camembert and strawberry toastie!

First Choice South African Dairy - strawberries, brie and balsamic cheese pairing

 

Ingredients

For your shopping list:
 Watermelon, Feta & Mint Sauce / Fresh Mint
 Cherry, Mature Cheddar, Mussels & Honey
 Pear, Blueberry & Brie
 Gouda & Fig
 Strawberry, Camembert & Balsamic Reduction

Directions

Watermelon, Feta & Mint Sauce
1

This pairing is an all-time favourite. To use it in a salad, add some red onion and avocado. We opted for mint sauce with the watermelon and feta and it was an absolute winner!

First Choice - Feta, watermelon & mint cheese pairing

Cherry, Mature Cheddar, Mussels & Honey
2

You may have tasted cherries with goat cheese or cream cheese - but you haven't tasted this flavour bomb! Fresh cherries with mussels, First Choice mature cheddar and honey.

First Choice - cheddar, mussel and cherry cheese pairing

Pear, Blueberry & Brie
3

So delicious - Brie, Pear & Blueberries. To use it with pastry, add pecan nuts, or swop the blueberries for caramelised onion. For our quick canapé, we opted for fresh fruit.

First Choice South African Dairy - blueberry, brie and pear cheese pairing

Gouda & Fig
4

Figs and Gouda are a really delicious pairing. You can use fresh or bottled figs. Other ways of enjoying this pairing include adding it to a burger, making a tart or enjoying a gouda fondue with figs and other snacks!

First Choice South African Dairy - Gouda and Fig cheese pairing

Strawberry, Camembert & Balsamic Reduction
5

Strawberries and dairy are two peas in a pod - whether you use it in milkshakes, cheesecake, desserts, with cream or paired with cheese! We have gone with a very simplistic option: adding some balsamic reduction, but you can switch it up. Camembert with strawberry jam, baked camembert with fresh strawberries or how about a camembert and strawberry toastie!

First Choice South African Dairy - strawberries, brie and balsamic cheese pairing

Fruit and Cheese Pairings