Fruit and Cheese Skewers

The origin of Fruit and Cheese Skewers lies in the simplicity and elegance of combining fresh fruits with the rich, creamy texture of cheese. This recipe elevates the traditional fruit and cheese platter by threading them together on skewers, making them not only a delight to look at but also a convenient and enjoyable way to savor contrasting flavors and textures. What makes this recipe special is the playful juxtaposition of sweet and savory, soft and firm, along with the added freshness of herbs like mint or basil, creating a visually appealing and irresistibly delicious treat suitable for any occasion, from casual gatherings to elegant parties.

Ingredients

Serving Size: Makes 12 skewers

Grocery Items Needed:

  • 12 large strawberries, halved
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup grapes, any color
  • 3 large kiwis, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 12 cubes of Brie cheese (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 12 cubes of Cheddar cheese (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 12 fresh mint or basil leaves
  • 12 wooden skewers

Preparation

  1. Start by washing all the fruits thoroughly. Pat them dry to ensure the skewers do not become soggy.
  2. Prepare your skewers by alternating pieces of fruit with cubes of cheese, adding a mint or basil leaf between some of the pieces for an aromatic touch. Aim for a colorful variety on each skewer.
  3. Once all the skewers are assembled, chill them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. This step helps the cheese firm up and makes the fruit even more refreshing.
  4. Before serving, arrange the skewers on a platter in a visually appealing manner, perhaps in a fan shape or in parallel lines, to showcase the variety of colors and textures.

Expert Tips

  • For an extra flavor boost, drizzle the skewers with a balsamic glaze just before serving.
  • Choose fruits according to season for the best taste and texture.
  • If preparing these skewers for a party, consider using skewers of varying lengths for an eye-catching display.

Serving Suggestions

Pair these Fruit and Cheese Skewers with a chilled glass of Prosecco or a non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice to enhance the tasting experience. The effervescence of the beverage complements the creaminess of the cheese and the sweetness of the fruit, making for a truly refreshing and sophisticated appetizer or dessert option.

Nutrition Facts per Serving

  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Allergens: Dairy

We encourage you to share this Fruit and Cheese Skewers recipe with friends and family, and don’t hesitate to put your own twist on it. Experiment with different fruits, cheeses, or even a sprinkle of nuts for added texture. Each variation brings its unique charm, making this simple yet elegant dish a delightful addition to any culinary repertoire.


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