For A Fun Time, Smile And Say Cheese Board
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For a sophisticated gluten-free hors d'oeuvre, top organic Harvest Stone® Crackers with Manchego cheese, prosciutto and fig slices. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—The next time you want to get together for an evening with
friends, go for the sophisticated touch of a wine and cheese pairing party.
Here are four hints on how:
Start with at least four different kinds of cheese: Creamy, decadent
cheeses, with a soft rind. Stiff cheeses, which can be sharp or salty. They're
often aged. Pungent, sometimes salty cheeses, with a blue tinge. Soft, spreadable cheeses that can be tangy or mild.
Go for either complementary or contrasting flavors. A lush wine works well
with a triple-cream cheese, while an acidic wine will reduce the cheese's
sweetness. Taste the cheese first by itself on a cracker before you try it
with the wine.
You can use any large platter or cutting board or perhaps a special glass
or a slate cheese tray you can chalk the cheese names on. In addition to the
cheese, you may care to add some extra flavor, color and crunch with sliced
cured meats such as prosciutto and hard salami,
artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, assorted olives,
slices of fresh apples or pears, dried fruit and mixed nuts.
One treat your guests may care to try is this:
Manchego Cheese, Prosciutto
Harvest Stone® Tomato
Basil Brown Rice & Chickpea Crackers
Top Harvest Stone Tomato Basil
Brown Rice & Chickpea Crackers with slice of prosciutto
and Manchego cheese. Finish with wedge of fresh
White wine should be served at 45° F, red wine at 60° F. The cheese should
be at room temperature for about 30 to 60 minutes before you serve it. Start
with lighter wines and fresher cheeses and move to the sharper, more
Serve it all on Harvest Stone Crackers. They're certified gluten-free by
the Gluten-Free Certification Organization and made on dedicated, certified
gluten-free production lines. The crackers are also verified non-GMO and made
according to organic standards. Because Harvest Stone crackers are packed
with whole grains, seeds and not much else, they make for an excellent canvas
for just about all your wholesome creations. These clever crackers can
complement your health-conscious lifestyle without compromising your good
For other great recipes, coupons, tips and nutrition information, visit www.harveststone.com.
next time you want to get together for an evening with friends, go for the
sophisticated touch of a wine and cheese pairing party with gluten-free
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