For CHEESE I like to include (starred ones are my favorite):
a soft (like brie* or camembert)
a semi-soft (like havarti or gouda*)
a hard (manchego*, parmesan, aged cheddar*)
a blue (roquefort, stilton)
The cheese, of course, is always the hero but I like the accompaniments just as much, if not more. This is where you get to have some fun adding the sweet, salty, and spicy to the oh so savory cheese.
For SWEET I like to include:
fresh fruit (grapes, figs)
dried fruit (apricots, cranberries)
nuts (salted almonds)
THESE SPICY PECANS (I seriously buy 8 bags every time I go to Trader Joes. I can’t get enough)
And finally, the cracker of all crackers that are not only beautiful, but have the whole nutty, salty, and sweet balance already going on for them all by themselves are these “salty date and almond raincoast crisps“.
So there you have it… and now I am hungry. Be sure to head over to Lonny to see what else we get up to on a Saturday afternoon. And, and… there is a pretty lux giveaway happening over there as well! x
Photography by Tessa Neustadt