How to make a fall harvest cheese plate using seasonal ingredients that you can find at the local food market or local farms.
We don’t often put up a fancy cheese plate. At least not with that much detail, but with fall already here I feel like it’s time to invite some friends over and serve them a nice harvest cheese plate with some wine.
Fall harvest is perfect for that, because of all the sweet fruits that pair so nicely with the cheeses and meats (which you can, of course, omit if you’re making a veggetarian cheese plate).
Often times you’ll fins dried fuits on a cheeseplate, but I honestly think that with so many fresh fruits around this time of the year, you can just skip that!
So how do you prepare a fall harvest cheese plate?
All you need to make a stunning cheese plate is a few good kinds of cheese, some delicious meats, and a few extra nibbles, like nuts, seeds, preserves, spreads… the sky is the limit.
The trick in making a beautiful cheese plate is to lay everything out nicely. For the fall theme I like to include a wooden plate for that natural cozy feel.
I start with cheeses, spread them around the plate, so they are not all bundled in a pile. Then I add cured meat. Or in this case, I wrapped prosciutto around the grissini. Then add some small bowls with different little treats like preserves (such as artichokes, gherkins, olives…), nuts, seeds, spreads, and so on. You can add bread, grissini, crackers, or something else for the crunch and for spreading any kind of spreads.
At the end choose some autumn fruits like grapes, figs, pears or apples for the sweetness and freshness.
For extra fancy schmansy feel sprinkle some fresh herbs around the plate.
Add a bottle of wine or grape juice and you’re good to go!
Fall Harvest Cheese Plate
- 1 wedge soft cheese (Brie or Camembert)
- 1 wedge cheddar cheese
- 1 wedge aged goat cheese
- 1 wedge gorgonzola or blue cheese
- 1 dried sausage
- pear slices
- pomegranate wedges
- preserved artichokes
- almonds or other nuts
Lay out your cheeses and meats on your plate.
Fill tiny bowls with remaining ingredients (except fruits) and spread them around the plate.
Add fresh fruits all around the plate.
Add fresh herbs.
Recipe in Slovene available here.