"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Eggs, Cheese & Dairy
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-31-2010, 12:55 AM   #1
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kadesma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,373
Cheese Tray

We had some friends over to visit and had a beautiful tray with cheeses. We served icy cold beer along with the cheese as well as a white wine. and had quince paste,Marcona almonds and several rustic breads. There was also crispy pears and apples.There was honey drizzled over the cheese. There also was nuts, and grapes. Most of the thin sliced breads were dark and lightly toasted. We tried a gorganzold with fresh soft butter, St Andre, brie, St. Albury, there were several other I didn't try one was a cheddar that was well aged and I passed not much of a cheddar fan. But in al this was a taste treat for all of us.
kadesma

__________________

__________________
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 01:50 AM   #2
Cook
 
AmandaES's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 72
What a treat for your friends...sounds delicious! Can't wait to a nice icy cold beer again!
__________________

__________________
AmandaES is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 05:37 AM   #3
Head Chef
 
Mimizkitchen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,607
I love eating like that Kades, it's just so relaxing to be able to sit around with friends and just nibble... Cheese is one of the foods that I could eat everyday I just the the different flavors and textures, and they pair wonderfully with fruit... Hmmmm it's 5:30 a.m. and now I want cheese...
__________________
A woman is like a tea bag, you never no how strong she is until you put her in hot water...
Mimizkitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 06:59 AM   #4
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Galena, IL
Posts: 7,973
Kadesma, I have a group of friends who are not sweets lovers and do this for desert on occasion. Or we'll just do it for the two of us for a brunch on a special occasion. Sometimes we add port (if it is desert) or champagne (if it is brunch). Walnut halves go well with this, as does some sweet balsamic vinegar for dipping an edge of the cheese or fruit. Having a huge cheese tray for dinner at the Casa Carioca in Germany is one of my favorite childhood memories.
__________________
Claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 08:02 AM   #5
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA,Florida
Posts: 3,834
CJ, it sounds great and delicious. My cheese trays are sadly lacking compared to yours. I'd have to make a run for the grocer to obtain all of that.
__________________
Be an organ donor; give your heart to Jesus.
Exercise daily; walk with the Lord.
licia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 09:41 AM   #6
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Florida
Posts: 2,409
Kades, You rock! Some really good ideas there. I am having my kitchen done, and will use this idea when I have friends over to celebrate the end of a long reno.

Lyndalou
__________________
I can resist anything, but temptation. Oscar Wilde
lyndalou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 07:09 PM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kadesma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,373
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmandaES View Post
What a treat for your friends...sounds delicious! Can't wait to a nice icy cold beer again!
It was so good. And the beer was wonderful instead of wine. Nice change.
kades
__________________
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 07:12 PM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kadesma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,373
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mimizkitchen View Post
I love eating like that Kades, it's just so relaxing to be able to sit around with friends and just nibble... Cheese is one of the foods that I could eat everyday I just the the different flavors and textures, and they pair wonderfully with fruit... Hmmmm it's 5:30 a.m. and now I want cheese...
Me too Mimi. I love cooking, but I'm more of a snacker,so this was so nice. I love fruit and nuts and we also tried chutney, I'm surprised I'm still standing
kades
__________________
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 07:20 PM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kadesma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,373
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claire View Post
Kadesma, I have a group of friends who are not sweets lovers and do this for desert on occasion. Or we'll just do it for the two of us for a brunch on a special occasion. Sometimes we add port (if it is desert) or champagne (if it is brunch). Walnut halves go well with this, as does some sweet balsamic vinegar for dipping an edge of the cheese or fruit. Having a huge cheese tray for dinner at the Casa Carioca in Germany is one of my favorite childhood memories.
Claire, I think I prefer cheese over meat. But because of the kidney failure I have to not have cheese oftten, so yesterday I ate a lot of it. Of course It meant taking quite a few pills to balance it out. It was worth it though I didn't think of port, I imagine that is wonderful with it. I was surprised that beer worked so well.It just blended together nicely. We had some of the almonds from Spain.They are wonderful If we do this again I'll add some walnuts to it.
kadesma
__________________
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 07:24 PM   #10
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kadesma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,373
Quote:
Originally Posted by licia View Post
CJ, it sounds great and delicious. My cheese trays are sadly lacking compared to yours. I'd have to make a run for the grocer to obtain all of that.
Hi licia,
I did make a run to the grocer. It was worth it. We have a grocer that carries all types of cheese. The fellow who runs it is one of the owners and really know his stuff. It's a joy to talk to him.He has used several of my ideas there on Saturday. Makes me feel so good
cj
__________________

__________________
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.