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A Spirited Cheese Pairing

A Spirited Cheese Pairing

Forget wine and cheese pairings, spirits add a new twist to your cheese plate

As a writer about all things boozy but mostly spirit-forward, I am constantly looking for ways to prove that spirits are just as fun to experiment and play around with as wine or beer. One of the best ways to prove this theory? A spirit and cheese pairing.

This pairing was no easy feat, because I had to start from the ground up. I am no cheese expert, so I decided to start within the realm that I am much more confident in, the spirits portion, and leave the cheese aspect up to the experts. I considered what I know about spirits that pair well with food when they are consumed on their own, consulted a couple of experts on spirit pairings, and came up with my list of imbibes.

When putting together this spirited list, I have to admit I was a bit biased when it came to choosing what would be included. While, admittedly, I will drink the occasional gussied-up cocktail with several mixers that hinder the base spirit rather than help it, my true love is a drink that is very spirit-forward. Therefore, I chose brands that I personally would walk into a bar and order in a drink, or would buy for my personal liquor cabinet.

I recommend this procedure for any kind of pairings or tastings that you do. Think of it as cooking with wine — would you cook with a wine that you wouldn't drink by the glass?

Click to find more cheese and spirits pairings.

— Sara Kay, The Spir.it


8 Fruit and Cheese Pairings for When You’re Feeling Fancy AF

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Fruit and cheese are the perfect pair when done right, and sometimes that requires thinking a bit outside the box. Here are some fruit and cheese pairings that you may never have thought of but I promise you’ll love them.

1. Watermelon and Feta

Photo courtesy of @konken2 on Instagram

This is the perfect summer snack. The freshness of the watermelon goes perfectly with the saltiness of the feta cheese. You can serve it as a kabob or as a salad, just be sure to drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top to bring all the flavours together.

2. Peach and Burrata

Photo courtesy of @real_rossety on Instagram

Burrata is fresh mozzarella that’s filled with a slurry of cream and mozzarella chunks and oozes as soon as you cut into it. Served with either grilled or fresh peaches, this is an unexpected salad combo that totally works. Be prepared to impress guests with this sophisticated pairing.

3. Pear and Brie

Photo courtesy of @glasskait on Instagram

This one’s a bit of a classic. Pear and Brie cheese make for a super decadent grilled cheese, crostini, tart, or salad. Again, you can grill the pear or leave is fresh as long as you finish it off with a drizzle of honey.

#SpoonTip: Candied pecans add the perfect crunch to this combo.

4. Raspberry and Cream Cheese

Photo courtesy of yammiesnoshery.com

Raspberry and cream cheese can make for a killer cheesecake recipe, but it can also be simplified by serving it up on a piece of toast. This combo can be a nutritious breakfast or a sweet dessert depending on how you spin it.

5. Apple and Cheddar

Photo courtesy of @eloise.bean on Instagram

Cheddar cheese and red apples make a mean sandwich, and you can even spice it up by turning it into an ooey gooey grilled cheese. The sharpness of the cheddar perfectly compliments the sweetness of the apple. It can be a great study snack too, if you cut up some slices of both and throw them in a to-go container.

6. Fig and Blue

Photo courtesy of thebittersweetgourmet.com

Fig and blue cheese are equally delicious as an appetizer and a main course. To impress the guests, make some fancy fig and blue cheese crostini with a drizzle of honey. For the main dish, prepare a pizza with blue cheese, fig, and some arugula to take it over the top.

7. Mango and Goat Cheese

Photo courtesy of michaelangelos.ca

These two ultra-fresh ingredients taste amazing in a salad together. The creamy goat cheese and juicy mango make for the perfect bite. You can also make this into a crostini and drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top.

8. Strawberry and Ricotta

Photo by Daniel Schuleman

Strawberries and ricotta cheese on a piece of toast make for a great breakfast, but if you wanna make it sweeter, try whipping the ricotta and making this pair into a creative cannoli filling.


8 Fruit and Cheese Pairings for When You’re Feeling Fancy AF

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Fruit and cheese are the perfect pair when done right, and sometimes that requires thinking a bit outside the box. Here are some fruit and cheese pairings that you may never have thought of but I promise you’ll love them.

1. Watermelon and Feta

Photo courtesy of @konken2 on Instagram

This is the perfect summer snack. The freshness of the watermelon goes perfectly with the saltiness of the feta cheese. You can serve it as a kabob or as a salad, just be sure to drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top to bring all the flavours together.

2. Peach and Burrata

Photo courtesy of @real_rossety on Instagram

Burrata is fresh mozzarella that’s filled with a slurry of cream and mozzarella chunks and oozes as soon as you cut into it. Served with either grilled or fresh peaches, this is an unexpected salad combo that totally works. Be prepared to impress guests with this sophisticated pairing.

3. Pear and Brie

Photo courtesy of @glasskait on Instagram

This one’s a bit of a classic. Pear and Brie cheese make for a super decadent grilled cheese, crostini, tart, or salad. Again, you can grill the pear or leave is fresh as long as you finish it off with a drizzle of honey.

#SpoonTip: Candied pecans add the perfect crunch to this combo.

4. Raspberry and Cream Cheese

Photo courtesy of yammiesnoshery.com

Raspberry and cream cheese can make for a killer cheesecake recipe, but it can also be simplified by serving it up on a piece of toast. This combo can be a nutritious breakfast or a sweet dessert depending on how you spin it.

5. Apple and Cheddar

Photo courtesy of @eloise.bean on Instagram

Cheddar cheese and red apples make a mean sandwich, and you can even spice it up by turning it into an ooey gooey grilled cheese. The sharpness of the cheddar perfectly compliments the sweetness of the apple. It can be a great study snack too, if you cut up some slices of both and throw them in a to-go container.

6. Fig and Blue

Photo courtesy of thebittersweetgourmet.com

Fig and blue cheese are equally delicious as an appetizer and a main course. To impress the guests, make some fancy fig and blue cheese crostini with a drizzle of honey. For the main dish, prepare a pizza with blue cheese, fig, and some arugula to take it over the top.

7. Mango and Goat Cheese

Photo courtesy of michaelangelos.ca

These two ultra-fresh ingredients taste amazing in a salad together. The creamy goat cheese and juicy mango make for the perfect bite. You can also make this into a crostini and drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top.

8. Strawberry and Ricotta

Photo by Daniel Schuleman

Strawberries and ricotta cheese on a piece of toast make for a great breakfast, but if you wanna make it sweeter, try whipping the ricotta and making this pair into a creative cannoli filling.


8 Fruit and Cheese Pairings for When You’re Feeling Fancy AF

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Fruit and cheese are the perfect pair when done right, and sometimes that requires thinking a bit outside the box. Here are some fruit and cheese pairings that you may never have thought of but I promise you’ll love them.

1. Watermelon and Feta

Photo courtesy of @konken2 on Instagram

This is the perfect summer snack. The freshness of the watermelon goes perfectly with the saltiness of the feta cheese. You can serve it as a kabob or as a salad, just be sure to drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top to bring all the flavours together.

2. Peach and Burrata

Photo courtesy of @real_rossety on Instagram

Burrata is fresh mozzarella that’s filled with a slurry of cream and mozzarella chunks and oozes as soon as you cut into it. Served with either grilled or fresh peaches, this is an unexpected salad combo that totally works. Be prepared to impress guests with this sophisticated pairing.

3. Pear and Brie

Photo courtesy of @glasskait on Instagram

This one’s a bit of a classic. Pear and Brie cheese make for a super decadent grilled cheese, crostini, tart, or salad. Again, you can grill the pear or leave is fresh as long as you finish it off with a drizzle of honey.

#SpoonTip: Candied pecans add the perfect crunch to this combo.

4. Raspberry and Cream Cheese

Photo courtesy of yammiesnoshery.com

Raspberry and cream cheese can make for a killer cheesecake recipe, but it can also be simplified by serving it up on a piece of toast. This combo can be a nutritious breakfast or a sweet dessert depending on how you spin it.

5. Apple and Cheddar

Photo courtesy of @eloise.bean on Instagram

Cheddar cheese and red apples make a mean sandwich, and you can even spice it up by turning it into an ooey gooey grilled cheese. The sharpness of the cheddar perfectly compliments the sweetness of the apple. It can be a great study snack too, if you cut up some slices of both and throw them in a to-go container.

6. Fig and Blue

Photo courtesy of thebittersweetgourmet.com

Fig and blue cheese are equally delicious as an appetizer and a main course. To impress the guests, make some fancy fig and blue cheese crostini with a drizzle of honey. For the main dish, prepare a pizza with blue cheese, fig, and some arugula to take it over the top.

7. Mango and Goat Cheese

Photo courtesy of michaelangelos.ca

These two ultra-fresh ingredients taste amazing in a salad together. The creamy goat cheese and juicy mango make for the perfect bite. You can also make this into a crostini and drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top.

8. Strawberry and Ricotta

Photo by Daniel Schuleman

Strawberries and ricotta cheese on a piece of toast make for a great breakfast, but if you wanna make it sweeter, try whipping the ricotta and making this pair into a creative cannoli filling.


8 Fruit and Cheese Pairings for When You’re Feeling Fancy AF

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Fruit and cheese are the perfect pair when done right, and sometimes that requires thinking a bit outside the box. Here are some fruit and cheese pairings that you may never have thought of but I promise you’ll love them.

1. Watermelon and Feta

Photo courtesy of @konken2 on Instagram

This is the perfect summer snack. The freshness of the watermelon goes perfectly with the saltiness of the feta cheese. You can serve it as a kabob or as a salad, just be sure to drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top to bring all the flavours together.

2. Peach and Burrata

Photo courtesy of @real_rossety on Instagram

Burrata is fresh mozzarella that’s filled with a slurry of cream and mozzarella chunks and oozes as soon as you cut into it. Served with either grilled or fresh peaches, this is an unexpected salad combo that totally works. Be prepared to impress guests with this sophisticated pairing.

3. Pear and Brie

Photo courtesy of @glasskait on Instagram

This one’s a bit of a classic. Pear and Brie cheese make for a super decadent grilled cheese, crostini, tart, or salad. Again, you can grill the pear or leave is fresh as long as you finish it off with a drizzle of honey.

#SpoonTip: Candied pecans add the perfect crunch to this combo.

4. Raspberry and Cream Cheese

Photo courtesy of yammiesnoshery.com

Raspberry and cream cheese can make for a killer cheesecake recipe, but it can also be simplified by serving it up on a piece of toast. This combo can be a nutritious breakfast or a sweet dessert depending on how you spin it.

5. Apple and Cheddar

Photo courtesy of @eloise.bean on Instagram

Cheddar cheese and red apples make a mean sandwich, and you can even spice it up by turning it into an ooey gooey grilled cheese. The sharpness of the cheddar perfectly compliments the sweetness of the apple. It can be a great study snack too, if you cut up some slices of both and throw them in a to-go container.

6. Fig and Blue

Photo courtesy of thebittersweetgourmet.com

Fig and blue cheese are equally delicious as an appetizer and a main course. To impress the guests, make some fancy fig and blue cheese crostini with a drizzle of honey. For the main dish, prepare a pizza with blue cheese, fig, and some arugula to take it over the top.

7. Mango and Goat Cheese

Photo courtesy of michaelangelos.ca

These two ultra-fresh ingredients taste amazing in a salad together. The creamy goat cheese and juicy mango make for the perfect bite. You can also make this into a crostini and drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top.

8. Strawberry and Ricotta

Photo by Daniel Schuleman

Strawberries and ricotta cheese on a piece of toast make for a great breakfast, but if you wanna make it sweeter, try whipping the ricotta and making this pair into a creative cannoli filling.


8 Fruit and Cheese Pairings for When You’re Feeling Fancy AF

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Fruit and cheese are the perfect pair when done right, and sometimes that requires thinking a bit outside the box. Here are some fruit and cheese pairings that you may never have thought of but I promise you’ll love them.

1. Watermelon and Feta

Photo courtesy of @konken2 on Instagram

This is the perfect summer snack. The freshness of the watermelon goes perfectly with the saltiness of the feta cheese. You can serve it as a kabob or as a salad, just be sure to drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top to bring all the flavours together.

2. Peach and Burrata

Photo courtesy of @real_rossety on Instagram

Burrata is fresh mozzarella that’s filled with a slurry of cream and mozzarella chunks and oozes as soon as you cut into it. Served with either grilled or fresh peaches, this is an unexpected salad combo that totally works. Be prepared to impress guests with this sophisticated pairing.

3. Pear and Brie

Photo courtesy of @glasskait on Instagram

This one’s a bit of a classic. Pear and Brie cheese make for a super decadent grilled cheese, crostini, tart, or salad. Again, you can grill the pear or leave is fresh as long as you finish it off with a drizzle of honey.

#SpoonTip: Candied pecans add the perfect crunch to this combo.

4. Raspberry and Cream Cheese

Photo courtesy of yammiesnoshery.com

Raspberry and cream cheese can make for a killer cheesecake recipe, but it can also be simplified by serving it up on a piece of toast. This combo can be a nutritious breakfast or a sweet dessert depending on how you spin it.

5. Apple and Cheddar

Photo courtesy of @eloise.bean on Instagram

Cheddar cheese and red apples make a mean sandwich, and you can even spice it up by turning it into an ooey gooey grilled cheese. The sharpness of the cheddar perfectly compliments the sweetness of the apple. It can be a great study snack too, if you cut up some slices of both and throw them in a to-go container.

6. Fig and Blue

Photo courtesy of thebittersweetgourmet.com

Fig and blue cheese are equally delicious as an appetizer and a main course. To impress the guests, make some fancy fig and blue cheese crostini with a drizzle of honey. For the main dish, prepare a pizza with blue cheese, fig, and some arugula to take it over the top.

7. Mango and Goat Cheese

Photo courtesy of michaelangelos.ca

These two ultra-fresh ingredients taste amazing in a salad together. The creamy goat cheese and juicy mango make for the perfect bite. You can also make this into a crostini and drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top.

8. Strawberry and Ricotta

Photo by Daniel Schuleman

Strawberries and ricotta cheese on a piece of toast make for a great breakfast, but if you wanna make it sweeter, try whipping the ricotta and making this pair into a creative cannoli filling.


8 Fruit and Cheese Pairings for When You’re Feeling Fancy AF

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Fruit and cheese are the perfect pair when done right, and sometimes that requires thinking a bit outside the box. Here are some fruit and cheese pairings that you may never have thought of but I promise you’ll love them.

1. Watermelon and Feta

Photo courtesy of @konken2 on Instagram

This is the perfect summer snack. The freshness of the watermelon goes perfectly with the saltiness of the feta cheese. You can serve it as a kabob or as a salad, just be sure to drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top to bring all the flavours together.

2. Peach and Burrata

Photo courtesy of @real_rossety on Instagram

Burrata is fresh mozzarella that’s filled with a slurry of cream and mozzarella chunks and oozes as soon as you cut into it. Served with either grilled or fresh peaches, this is an unexpected salad combo that totally works. Be prepared to impress guests with this sophisticated pairing.

3. Pear and Brie

Photo courtesy of @glasskait on Instagram

This one’s a bit of a classic. Pear and Brie cheese make for a super decadent grilled cheese, crostini, tart, or salad. Again, you can grill the pear or leave is fresh as long as you finish it off with a drizzle of honey.

#SpoonTip: Candied pecans add the perfect crunch to this combo.

4. Raspberry and Cream Cheese

Photo courtesy of yammiesnoshery.com

Raspberry and cream cheese can make for a killer cheesecake recipe, but it can also be simplified by serving it up on a piece of toast. This combo can be a nutritious breakfast or a sweet dessert depending on how you spin it.

5. Apple and Cheddar

Photo courtesy of @eloise.bean on Instagram

Cheddar cheese and red apples make a mean sandwich, and you can even spice it up by turning it into an ooey gooey grilled cheese. The sharpness of the cheddar perfectly compliments the sweetness of the apple. It can be a great study snack too, if you cut up some slices of both and throw them in a to-go container.

6. Fig and Blue

Photo courtesy of thebittersweetgourmet.com

Fig and blue cheese are equally delicious as an appetizer and a main course. To impress the guests, make some fancy fig and blue cheese crostini with a drizzle of honey. For the main dish, prepare a pizza with blue cheese, fig, and some arugula to take it over the top.

7. Mango and Goat Cheese

Photo courtesy of michaelangelos.ca

These two ultra-fresh ingredients taste amazing in a salad together. The creamy goat cheese and juicy mango make for the perfect bite. You can also make this into a crostini and drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top.

8. Strawberry and Ricotta

Photo by Daniel Schuleman

Strawberries and ricotta cheese on a piece of toast make for a great breakfast, but if you wanna make it sweeter, try whipping the ricotta and making this pair into a creative cannoli filling.


8 Fruit and Cheese Pairings for When You’re Feeling Fancy AF

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Fruit and cheese are the perfect pair when done right, and sometimes that requires thinking a bit outside the box. Here are some fruit and cheese pairings that you may never have thought of but I promise you’ll love them.

1. Watermelon and Feta

Photo courtesy of @konken2 on Instagram

This is the perfect summer snack. The freshness of the watermelon goes perfectly with the saltiness of the feta cheese. You can serve it as a kabob or as a salad, just be sure to drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top to bring all the flavours together.

2. Peach and Burrata

Photo courtesy of @real_rossety on Instagram

Burrata is fresh mozzarella that’s filled with a slurry of cream and mozzarella chunks and oozes as soon as you cut into it. Served with either grilled or fresh peaches, this is an unexpected salad combo that totally works. Be prepared to impress guests with this sophisticated pairing.

3. Pear and Brie

Photo courtesy of @glasskait on Instagram

This one’s a bit of a classic. Pear and Brie cheese make for a super decadent grilled cheese, crostini, tart, or salad. Again, you can grill the pear or leave is fresh as long as you finish it off with a drizzle of honey.

#SpoonTip: Candied pecans add the perfect crunch to this combo.

4. Raspberry and Cream Cheese

Photo courtesy of yammiesnoshery.com

Raspberry and cream cheese can make for a killer cheesecake recipe, but it can also be simplified by serving it up on a piece of toast. This combo can be a nutritious breakfast or a sweet dessert depending on how you spin it.

5. Apple and Cheddar

Photo courtesy of @eloise.bean on Instagram

Cheddar cheese and red apples make a mean sandwich, and you can even spice it up by turning it into an ooey gooey grilled cheese. The sharpness of the cheddar perfectly compliments the sweetness of the apple. It can be a great study snack too, if you cut up some slices of both and throw them in a to-go container.

6. Fig and Blue

Photo courtesy of thebittersweetgourmet.com

Fig and blue cheese are equally delicious as an appetizer and a main course. To impress the guests, make some fancy fig and blue cheese crostini with a drizzle of honey. For the main dish, prepare a pizza with blue cheese, fig, and some arugula to take it over the top.

7. Mango and Goat Cheese

Photo courtesy of michaelangelos.ca

These two ultra-fresh ingredients taste amazing in a salad together. The creamy goat cheese and juicy mango make for the perfect bite. You can also make this into a crostini and drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top.

8. Strawberry and Ricotta

Photo by Daniel Schuleman

Strawberries and ricotta cheese on a piece of toast make for a great breakfast, but if you wanna make it sweeter, try whipping the ricotta and making this pair into a creative cannoli filling.


8 Fruit and Cheese Pairings for When You’re Feeling Fancy AF

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Fruit and cheese are the perfect pair when done right, and sometimes that requires thinking a bit outside the box. Here are some fruit and cheese pairings that you may never have thought of but I promise you’ll love them.

1. Watermelon and Feta

Photo courtesy of @konken2 on Instagram

This is the perfect summer snack. The freshness of the watermelon goes perfectly with the saltiness of the feta cheese. You can serve it as a kabob or as a salad, just be sure to drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top to bring all the flavours together.

2. Peach and Burrata

Photo courtesy of @real_rossety on Instagram

Burrata is fresh mozzarella that’s filled with a slurry of cream and mozzarella chunks and oozes as soon as you cut into it. Served with either grilled or fresh peaches, this is an unexpected salad combo that totally works. Be prepared to impress guests with this sophisticated pairing.

3. Pear and Brie

Photo courtesy of @glasskait on Instagram

This one’s a bit of a classic. Pear and Brie cheese make for a super decadent grilled cheese, crostini, tart, or salad. Again, you can grill the pear or leave is fresh as long as you finish it off with a drizzle of honey.

#SpoonTip: Candied pecans add the perfect crunch to this combo.

4. Raspberry and Cream Cheese

Photo courtesy of yammiesnoshery.com

Raspberry and cream cheese can make for a killer cheesecake recipe, but it can also be simplified by serving it up on a piece of toast. This combo can be a nutritious breakfast or a sweet dessert depending on how you spin it.

5. Apple and Cheddar

Photo courtesy of @eloise.bean on Instagram

Cheddar cheese and red apples make a mean sandwich, and you can even spice it up by turning it into an ooey gooey grilled cheese. The sharpness of the cheddar perfectly compliments the sweetness of the apple. It can be a great study snack too, if you cut up some slices of both and throw them in a to-go container.

6. Fig and Blue

Photo courtesy of thebittersweetgourmet.com

Fig and blue cheese are equally delicious as an appetizer and a main course. To impress the guests, make some fancy fig and blue cheese crostini with a drizzle of honey. For the main dish, prepare a pizza with blue cheese, fig, and some arugula to take it over the top.

7. Mango and Goat Cheese

Photo courtesy of michaelangelos.ca

These two ultra-fresh ingredients taste amazing in a salad together. The creamy goat cheese and juicy mango make for the perfect bite. You can also make this into a crostini and drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top.

8. Strawberry and Ricotta

Photo by Daniel Schuleman

Strawberries and ricotta cheese on a piece of toast make for a great breakfast, but if you wanna make it sweeter, try whipping the ricotta and making this pair into a creative cannoli filling.


8 Fruit and Cheese Pairings for When You’re Feeling Fancy AF

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Fruit and cheese are the perfect pair when done right, and sometimes that requires thinking a bit outside the box. Here are some fruit and cheese pairings that you may never have thought of but I promise you’ll love them.

1. Watermelon and Feta

Photo courtesy of @konken2 on Instagram

This is the perfect summer snack. The freshness of the watermelon goes perfectly with the saltiness of the feta cheese. You can serve it as a kabob or as a salad, just be sure to drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top to bring all the flavours together.

2. Peach and Burrata

Photo courtesy of @real_rossety on Instagram

Burrata is fresh mozzarella that’s filled with a slurry of cream and mozzarella chunks and oozes as soon as you cut into it. Served with either grilled or fresh peaches, this is an unexpected salad combo that totally works. Be prepared to impress guests with this sophisticated pairing.

3. Pear and Brie

Photo courtesy of @glasskait on Instagram

This one’s a bit of a classic. Pear and Brie cheese make for a super decadent grilled cheese, crostini, tart, or salad. Again, you can grill the pear or leave is fresh as long as you finish it off with a drizzle of honey.

#SpoonTip: Candied pecans add the perfect crunch to this combo.

4. Raspberry and Cream Cheese

Photo courtesy of yammiesnoshery.com

Raspberry and cream cheese can make for a killer cheesecake recipe, but it can also be simplified by serving it up on a piece of toast. This combo can be a nutritious breakfast or a sweet dessert depending on how you spin it.

5. Apple and Cheddar

Photo courtesy of @eloise.bean on Instagram

Cheddar cheese and red apples make a mean sandwich, and you can even spice it up by turning it into an ooey gooey grilled cheese. The sharpness of the cheddar perfectly compliments the sweetness of the apple. It can be a great study snack too, if you cut up some slices of both and throw them in a to-go container.

6. Fig and Blue

Photo courtesy of thebittersweetgourmet.com

Fig and blue cheese are equally delicious as an appetizer and a main course. To impress the guests, make some fancy fig and blue cheese crostini with a drizzle of honey. For the main dish, prepare a pizza with blue cheese, fig, and some arugula to take it over the top.

7. Mango and Goat Cheese

Photo courtesy of michaelangelos.ca

These two ultra-fresh ingredients taste amazing in a salad together. The creamy goat cheese and juicy mango make for the perfect bite. You can also make this into a crostini and drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top.

8. Strawberry and Ricotta

Photo by Daniel Schuleman

Strawberries and ricotta cheese on a piece of toast make for a great breakfast, but if you wanna make it sweeter, try whipping the ricotta and making this pair into a creative cannoli filling.


8 Fruit and Cheese Pairings for When You’re Feeling Fancy AF

By adding your email you agree to get updates about Spoon University Healthier

Fruit and cheese are the perfect pair when done right, and sometimes that requires thinking a bit outside the box. Here are some fruit and cheese pairings that you may never have thought of but I promise you’ll love them.

1. Watermelon and Feta

Photo courtesy of @konken2 on Instagram

This is the perfect summer snack. The freshness of the watermelon goes perfectly with the saltiness of the feta cheese. You can serve it as a kabob or as a salad, just be sure to drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top to bring all the flavours together.

2. Peach and Burrata

Photo courtesy of @real_rossety on Instagram

Burrata is fresh mozzarella that’s filled with a slurry of cream and mozzarella chunks and oozes as soon as you cut into it. Served with either grilled or fresh peaches, this is an unexpected salad combo that totally works. Be prepared to impress guests with this sophisticated pairing.

3. Pear and Brie

Photo courtesy of @glasskait on Instagram

This one’s a bit of a classic. Pear and Brie cheese make for a super decadent grilled cheese, crostini, tart, or salad. Again, you can grill the pear or leave is fresh as long as you finish it off with a drizzle of honey.

#SpoonTip: Candied pecans add the perfect crunch to this combo.

4. Raspberry and Cream Cheese

Photo courtesy of yammiesnoshery.com

Raspberry and cream cheese can make for a killer cheesecake recipe, but it can also be simplified by serving it up on a piece of toast. This combo can be a nutritious breakfast or a sweet dessert depending on how you spin it.

5. Apple and Cheddar

Photo courtesy of @eloise.bean on Instagram

Cheddar cheese and red apples make a mean sandwich, and you can even spice it up by turning it into an ooey gooey grilled cheese. The sharpness of the cheddar perfectly compliments the sweetness of the apple. It can be a great study snack too, if you cut up some slices of both and throw them in a to-go container.

6. Fig and Blue

Photo courtesy of thebittersweetgourmet.com

Fig and blue cheese are equally delicious as an appetizer and a main course. To impress the guests, make some fancy fig and blue cheese crostini with a drizzle of honey. For the main dish, prepare a pizza with blue cheese, fig, and some arugula to take it over the top.

7. Mango and Goat Cheese

Photo courtesy of michaelangelos.ca

These two ultra-fresh ingredients taste amazing in a salad together. The creamy goat cheese and juicy mango make for the perfect bite. You can also make this into a crostini and drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top.

8. Strawberry and Ricotta

Photo by Daniel Schuleman

Strawberries and ricotta cheese on a piece of toast make for a great breakfast, but if you wanna make it sweeter, try whipping the ricotta and making this pair into a creative cannoli filling.


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