You know that time of the day, when your appetite and cravings for something sweet are high, but it’s not quite time for dinner? If you’re like me, you’re searching through the cupboards and looking in the fridge for a snack. The perfect balance of salty and sweet is just what I need to get me through that afternoon hustle.
Of course, the only thing better than cheese is if it’s paired with something sweeter, right? Cheese and crackers are simple pairs that will never get old, but here are 6 divine alternatives for your afternoon snack!
1. Fruit, Fruit, Fruit!
Fresh fruit or dried fruit are the perfect pairs to any kind of cheese. The sweetness of the fruit balances perfectly with the sharpness of an aged Cheddar, and the richness and creaminess of a Brie. They can be paired in an endless number of combinations. The best part about snacking on cheese and fruit is that it is guilt-free, as long as you don’t over indulge (we don't blame you). Try some of our favourite mouth-watering combinations!
Blue Cheese + Pear. Even better, try roasted pears – wow.
Aged Cheddar + Green Apple
Creamy Brie or Camembert + Fig
Cream Cheese + Dried Cranberries | Raspberries
Ricotta + Raspberries
Sliced deli and cured meats paired with cheese is a match made in heaven. The saltiness of cured meat harmonises well with the creamy flavours of cheese. Be sure to wrap these around your favourite cheeses for a mouth-watering sensation!!
Have you tried our favourites?
Smoked, Mild or Hot Danish Salami
Double Smoked Ham
Whats better? Drizzle a little honey over your favourite cheese & charcuterie combinations. You won't regret it.
Honey is incredible paired with mild and creamy cheeses like Brie and goat’s cheese. Blue cheese is another great choice. The rich sweetness of the honey is the perfect contrast to the saltiness of the cheese. We're drooling writing this blog.
Be careful not to drown the cheese in the honey. A little drizzle over the top is jusssst perfect. To impress the guests, try these combinations:
Blue cheese + Pear + Honey
Ricotta + Raspberry + Honey
Brie + Fig + Honey
Nuts are the perfect snack alternative, and you can’t go wrong pairing them with your favourite cheese. They give the touch of saltiness and a crunch that cheese was always missing.
Go nuts on these combinations, really.
Honey Roasted Pecans + Brie | The combination of crunchy and creamy you’ve always been looking for.
Walnuts + Blue Cheese
Almonds + Apricot Cream Cheese / Sharp Cheddar
Pistachios + Parmesan
This ones for the health conscious ladies who still want to pick at the platter but don't want to feel too guilty. Marinated or sliced veggies are your go-to, AND you'll get your nutrients in for the day. It's a win-win!
Cherry Tomatoes + Bocconcini + Basil
Sliced Cucumbers + Cheddar
Sun-Dried Tomatoes + Feta
Beetroot + Goats Cheese
Baked Zucchini + Parmesan
Try something different and let us know what you think!