Full-flavor cheeses such as cheddar and Stilton taste best at room temperature. When serving cheese as part of a dessert buffet, allow 1 ounce of cheese per serving. Apricots and honey are bonuses that pair marvelously with sharper cheeses.
- Makes: 22 servings
- Prep: 10 mins
- Stand: 30 mins
pound white cheddar cheese
ounces Stilton or other blue cheese
tablespoons walnut halves and pieces
tablespoons chopped candied apricots
Fresh currants or dried cranberries (optional)
- Cut cheeses into wedges; cover with plastic wrap. Allow cheeses to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes to bring out their fullest flavors. Arrange the cheese wedges on a cake stand or plate.
- Sprinkle the cheese wedges with walnuts, candied apricot, and, if desired, currants. If desired, drizzle with honey. Makes 22 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Cheese Pedestal)
- Per serving:
- 118 kcal cal.,
- 10 g fat
- (6 g sat. fat,
- 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 3 g monounsatured fat),
- 27 mg chol.,
- 236 mg sodium,
- 1 g carb.,
- 7 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet