Crusty Bread, Fancy Cheese Served with Wine!

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Crusty Bread, Fancy Cheese Served with Wine!

This is my 100th blog post! Just 2 posts from the move to our new website! A labor of love, it is! Crusty bread and cheese is a great one, for our 100th! I hope you enjoy!

We have taken the tradition of the French cheese course to a whole new level. Namely, we have crusty breads and beautiful cheeses and serve with a variety of fruits. Due to the fact that a cheese course would not be complete without wine, wine is obligatory!

This healthy… (Oh, what do you mean the plethora of fruit does not negate the fatty cheese and carbohydrate heavy bread? Don’t ruin my delusion!) Ok, Bread and Cheese may not be health food but it is a great, quick treat that we indulge in a few times per year.

The beauty of this meal is that it is totally customizable to your family’s tastes. The bread we usually choose comes from our local bakery at Wegmans. They make a bread that they call Marco Polo bread. I have done a lot of research online. The closest recipe I can come up with is Dutch Crunch bread or Tiger bread. Apparently it originated in the San Francisco, CA area. It is honestly to die for. Crunchy crust, nice firm dough… just amazing! On Valentine’s day they were all out of Marco Polo at 4pm. Bummer, I almost cried! Finally, I consoled myself with a loaf of Ciabatta and a loaf of Pain de Champagne. This Rye Bread would have been a great choice too!

The Cheese

The cheese selection is also totally customizable. I always try to buy a new cheese that we haven’t had before or that we haven’t had in a while. For Valentine’s Day I bought, extra sharp white cheddar, sharp yellow cheddar, intense brie, and triple cream brie. In addition, garlic and herb boursin, extra sharp gruyere, and horseradish gouda rounded out the cheese selection. The fruit selection was cortland apple, gala apple, red and green grapes, navel orange, and the most gorgeous fresh strawberries! In addition, to change it up a bit, I bought one large sirloin steak that we sliced.

We usually serve a dry white wine with bread and cheese. Pinot Grigio is great, chardonnay is wonderful. Since we served it with the steak, I see no reason a nice pinot noir wouldn’t work! So easy, no cook, delicious! How can you get better than that?

I am absolutely crazy about Core Bamboo Cutting Board! I literally have used it every day for over a year and it barely has a scratch! It is easy to clean, and the perfect size!

Enjoy! And have fun cooking!

Recipe

Bread and Cheese ~ Charcuterie
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Crusty Bread, Fancy Cheese Served with Wine!

Easy, elegant Charcuterie to serve for your next party or for a special occasion for your honey!

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 500 kcal
Author Binky

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb brie cheese
  • 1/2 lb favorite cheddar
  • 1/2 lb muenster cheese
  • 1 bunch red grapes
  • 1 whole orange
  • 1 apple
  • 1 large loaf fresh, crusty bread, such as French or Ciabatta
  • 1 bottle favorite wine

Instructions

  1. Wash and prepare all fruit into bite sized pieces. Arrange on serving board.

    Slice cheeses into bite sized pieces. Arrange on serving board.

    Serve with broken chunks of bread and a glass of wine.


Recipe Notes

* Use any combination of your favorite cheeses and fruits!

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35 thoughts on “Crusty Bread, Fancy Cheese Served with Wine!

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    Congrats on your 100th post!! Isn’t blogging the most fun creative outlet?! I love it! This board looks absolutely delicious! Can never have too much cheese and wine in your life!

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