Cranberry Sauce and Cheese Pairing December 21 2015, 0 Comments

What’s better around the holidays than a plate of creamy cheeses? Mix up the flavor with some crunch and sweetness. Here, we’ve put together a list of cheeses that go perfectly with Cucina Antica Cranberry Sauce. Serve with other cheese and fruit pairings as desired. 

For the crackers:

Maple crackers – depending on the brand (or recipe), these crackers are flavorful, sweet, and often buttery. Pair them with saltier cheeses.  

Water crackers – these crackers are subtle in flavor and very crispy. They pair well with spreadable cheeses with a lot flavor.

For the cheeses:

Fresh Crottin – made from pasteurized goat cheese, fresh crottin has a firm texture and a nutty after taste. Slice it thinly and dip in Cucina Antica Cranberry Sauce, or layer on maple crackers.

Brie Cheese – sometimes called the “Queen of Cheeses,” brie is a soft, creamy cheese, delicious when served warm (preheat the oven to 350 and place the brie, covered in parchment paper, on a cooking pan. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, until oozing but not fully melted). Spread the melting cheese on a water cracker and top it with a spoonful of Cucina Antica Cranberry Sauce.

Cranberry Cheese – you can find varieties of this cheese with a sweet, fruity flavor and honey undertones. Dapple it with Cucina Antica Cranberry Sauce and serve with maple crackers.