Cheese and crackers are a classic combination with endless variations. Grab your favourite cheeses made with high-quality Canadian milk and get creative. Spruce up a timeless combination with delicious toppings and serve as an impressive appetizer. David Beaudoin, a Canadian cheese ambassador, curated these tasty combinations.
- Prep: 10 minutes
- Paring 1: Fresh Spreadable Canadian cheese with Pretzel and Prosciutto
- Fresh Canadian Spreadable Cheese
- Pairing 2: Canadian Brie with Nut and Fruit Cracker and Strawberries
- Canadian Brie Cheese
- Nut and Fruit Crackers
- Pairing 3: Canadian Alpine Cheese with Roasted Pecans and Fresh Basil
- Canadian Alpine Cheese
- Roasted Pecans
- Fresh Basil
- Pairing 4: Canadian Blue Cheese with Fresh Apples and Honey
- Canadian Blue Cheese
- Fresh Apple Slices
- Pairing 5: Canadian Smoked Gouda with Dark Chocolate and Roasted Almonds
- Canadian Smoked Gouda
- Dark Chocolate
- Roasted Almonds
DID YOU KNOW?
When you see the Blue Cow Logo on a product, it means it's made with 100% Canadian quality milk that meets some of the highest standards in the world.
Cheese and crackers are a classic snack - easily elevated and customized for an effortless appetizer. Similar to how you might pair wine with cheese, there is an art to choosing the right toppings to compliment your cheeses. Our ultimate pairing combinations, curated by our cheese ambassador, David Beaudoin, will help you craft an impressive cheese spread. The key to crafting the perfect cheese and cracker pairing is straightforward: it revolves around the cheese. For cheeses made with 100% Canadian milk, remember to opt for cheeses with the Quality Milk Logo!
Paring 1: Fresh Spreadable Canadian cheese with Pretzel and Prosciutto
Lay your pretzel on a serving platter
Add a slice of prosciutto
Top with a generous spread of fresh spreadable Canadian cheese of your choice
Pairing 2: Canadian Brie with Nut and Fruit Cracker and Strawberries
Lay your nut and fruit cracker on a serving platter
Add a thick slice of Canadian brie cheese
Top with slices of fresh strawberries
Pairing 3: Canadian Alpine Cheese with Roasted Pecans and Fresh Basil
Cut a thick slice of Canadian Alpine Cheese
Lay a leaf or two of of fresh basil on top of the cheese
Top with roasted pecans
Pairing 4: Canadian Blue Cheese with Fresh Apples and Honey
Lay a fresh slice of apple on a serving platter
Top with a generous portion of Canadian Blue Cheese
Drizzle with honey
Pairing 5: Canadian Smoked Gouda with Dark Chocolate and Roasted Almonds
Cut a thick slice of Canadian Smoked Gouda
Top with a piece of decadent dark chocolate
Top with roasted almonds
- For a tasting that’s only cheese, crackers and fruit, anticipate 250 g of cheese per person. When being served as an appetizer, plan 90 to 100 g per person. If the cheese is served after dinner, allow for 45 to 60 g per person.
- You can also make your charcuterie board extra festive with decorative mini-lights, mini-ornaments, or holly/ivy. Make sure to take the cheeses out of the refrigerator at least 45 minutes before serving to allow it to come to room temperature. Happy holidays!