|DIY Gourmet Cheese Plate!
They were great as they were, but I went one step further and rolled the goat cheese log in a homemade mixture of crushed pistachios and dried cranberries. It took about five minutes and the green and red mixture was a great for the holidays. I put some pita crackers and flatbread crackers from Trader Joe's on a cute platter right next to the cheeses, then stuck little signs in each cheese letting guests know which one was which. Then I walked away and enjoyed my party. Done and done.
Gourmet Cheese Plate
All ingredients bought from Trader Joe's
- Double-creme French Brie
- Wedge of Blue Cheese
- Sharp White Cheddar Cheese (Best from Ireland or New Zealand)
- Plain goat cheese log
- 1/2 cup shelled pistachio nutmeats, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
- One box pita crackers
- One sleeve flatbread crackers with mixed seeds (get plain if you prefer)
To make goat cheese log: Pulse dried cranberries in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Follow with the pistachios nutmeats, sifting any dust out afterwards. Mix pistachios and cranberries together. Lay goat cheese log on a piece of Syran Wrap topped with nut and berry mixtures. Using your hands, press handfuls of the mixture onto the goat cheese log until it is completed coated. Wrap in Syran Wrap and tightly twist ends to secure. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
|Goat Cheese log rolled in crushed pistachios and cranberries
|Arrange cheeses on a platter