Ahhh….the beloved cheese board! Add what you love; omit what you don’t. It’s yours to compose. Good cheese counters typically have many selections , like truffled cheeses, luscious triple-cream cheeses, and mini cheeses meant for two. Add roasted nuts, dried fruits, condiments, and crackers. You can purchase mixed nuts in honey but making your own is a cinch. Pair with your favorite Temecula Valley Rosé or Sparkling Wine.
Nuts in Honey:
- ¼ cup (85 g) honey
- 3 tablespoons mixed toasted nuts (walnut pieces, toasted almonds, pistachios)
If the honey is stiff, put the jar in a saucepan of barely simmering water over low heat until the honey liquefies enough to pour. In a small serving bowl, combine the honey and the nuts.
- Laura Chenel Aged Crottin
- Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam
- Cypress Grove Truffle Tremor
- Crackers and flatbreads
- Sliced baguette
- Prosciutto di Parma, thinly sliced
- Sopressatta, thinly sliced
- Black and green olives
- Dried apricots, Medjool dates, and other dried California fruits
- Roasted pistachios in shell
Carter Estate Blanc de Noir Sparkling ~ Notes of strawberry and raspberry with a lovely structure that finishes off-dry with just the slightest hint of sweetness.
Hart Winery 2018 Rosé of Sangiovese ~ Lightly pink, near-dry, delicately scented and flavored Rose′ wine.
Miramonte Winery 2018 Rosé ~ Hints of watermelon, honeydew, sugar-dusted cantaloupe, fresh flowers, strawberry + watermelon candy and a sleek finish
Thornton Winery Brut Rosé ~ You’ll appreciate its complex aromas and flavors along with a lingering finish.
Recipe and photo courtesy of the Wine Institute of California
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