Spring is in the air! I’m sorry if you’re getting tired of me saying that on my blog. Just be thankful that you don’t live with me (or next door) and have to hear me sing it at the top of my lungs every time I walk outside. There is just something about spring that does it for me. New beginnings, fresh ideas, an organized home, colorful flowers and fresh fruits dance in my mind at the thought of it. Today I thought I’d share with you a fabulous spring-inspired cheese pairing tray for all of those upcoming spring occasions like weddings, showers, graduations, Mother’s Day, etc. I didn’t have anywhere fancy schmancy to take this pairing to so my family and I just enjoyed it for breakfast. It was pure bonding time and I loved it. Sometimes it’s just the little things, ya know. The cheese I’m using to create this fabulous spring cheese pairing is none other than Cracker Barrel’s Vermont Sharp White cheddar cheese. Gosh, I love this stuff! I think it pairs up great with sweet ingredients. Its creamy, rich full-flavor went well with the fruits and honey. I also appreciate Cracker Barrel’s convenient small, square shape. I didn’t have to cut the cheese (HA! I said cut the cheese) down to size which is a win in my book. To capture the colors of spring we’re gonna be whipping up a fresh fruit salad using strawberries, pineapples, kiwi, blueberries and peaches. No canned stuff here, people–the fresher the better! For a complementing spread I’m going with pure honey. My first thought was an apricot preserve but when I opened my cabinet and saw that jar of local honey glistening back at me it just seemed right. It was. Now we’ll need a vehicle to get all of this yumminess into our mouths and that’s where these buttered, toasted baguettes come to the rescue. I love the crunchy, chewy texture with the fruits and cheese. It was perfect. Now we just need to arrange all of these lovely ingredients onto a tray. I prefer a simple white or crystal tray for a clean presentation. I used my lacy tablecloth to add a bit of southern charm and few fresh flowers. There you have it–a delicious, fresh and colorful spring cheese pairing to serve your guests or just yourself. Happy Spring!!!
What spring event would you love to take this fabulously spring-inspired cheese pairing to?