I love appetizers. They can be fun, formal, finger food or fork-able. You can play with so many different flavors and end up with a wonderful blending in starters. Whether you call them hors d’oeuvre, appetizers or antipasto, you can have a gorgeous setup for people’s eyes and stomachs. Platters are an art form. An art that you don’t have to struggle to make. A little of that here, a little of this there and -kisses fingers- Perfetto!!
This platter was for a midday munch with friends and ended up being a great beginning to a great night of food, fun and friends.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
GOOD FOOD. GOOD FRIENDS. GOOD TIMES
Fruit and Cheese PlatterPrint This
8 oz white Cheddar cheese
8 oz Gorgonzola
8 oz Brie cheese
2 large red delicious apples, sliced thin
1 large pear, sliced thin
1 pint strawberries, halved
1 lb seedless red grapes
1/4 sweetened dried cranberries, diced small
1 package crackers of your choice
1 lb sausage, sliced
- On large serving platter, arrange cheeses in center. Cover; let stand at room temperature about 30 minutes.
- Arrange fresh fruit in groups around cheeses. Sprinkle sweetened cranberries over cheeses and fruit. Tuck rosemary sprigs among fruit.
- Add sausage around one edge and crackers on the other free edge.
- To serve, provide cheese planes for harder cheeses and cheese spreaders for soft cheeses.