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Old 05-01-2006, 03:55 AM   #1
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What is your favorite cracker plate?

What is your favorite pairing for either or including crackers, cheese, fruit, nuts, meat, and wine or juice?
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#3- Ritz crackers topped with sharp cheddar and either salami and/or tomatoe, grapes on the side, red wine
#2- Saltines topped with goats cheese and a slice of pear or green apple, pineapple and strawberries on the side, white wine or apple cider
#1- Fancy wheat crackers topped with sharp white cheddar, baby shrimp on the side, a bold white wine

I consider myself a crackers and cheese connoisseur , you see. No chocolate can never be as indulgent as good cheese to me. What do you like?

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Old 05-01-2006, 05:23 AM   #2
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When I have nice cheeses I like to eat them on their own or perhaps with some good wine. I don't like eating the cheese on crackers or with fruits or anything. I just want to taste the different flavours of cheese - nothing else. I'm weird that way.

As for what I like with crackers, I like olive tepanade, antipasto, spinach dip, hummous, tzaziki, and cream cheese with garlic and chives. Yum.
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Old 05-01-2006, 08:47 AM   #3
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Hands down: Stone Wheat crackers. The regular ones, not the "low-sodium". They're fabulous for everything from hard & soft cheeses, to spreads, to caviar. I always try to keep a box in the pantry.
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Old 05-01-2006, 08:54 AM   #4
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Oh man there are so many cheeses, so many crackers, so many fruits, and so many other options. There is no way I could pick a favorite. I love cheese. I love chess and crackers. I love them both with other toppings. I love them on their own. No way I could pick one (or even a handful).
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Oh man there are so many cheeses, so many crackers, so many fruits, and so many other options. There is no way I could pick a favorite. I love cheese. I love chess and crackers. I love them both with other toppings. I love them on their own. No way I could pick one (or even a handful).
I'm with GB!
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:47 AM   #6
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I love saltines with tuna, chicken and ham salads. I also like them with sardines and mustard.
I like Ritz crackers with salami and/or any good cheese.
Wheat crackers are good with anything...I particularly like them topped with salmon, right out of the can.
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:58 AM   #7
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I too love just plain ole tuna on a saltine cracker.......reminds me of my youth when mom and I shared a can.

I also love just plain ole Ritz with salami and slice of mild cheddar cheese.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:36 AM   #8
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When I have nice cheeses I like to eat them on their own or perhaps with some good wine. I don't like eating the cheese on crackers or with fruits or anything. I just want to taste the different flavours of cheese - nothing else. I'm weird that way.

As for what I like with crackers, I like olive tepanade, antipasto, spinach dip, hummous, tzaziki, and cream cheese with garlic and chives. Yum.
I'm like that too sometimes about not wanting side dishes with my crackers and cheese because it can destract from the flavor, but when I'm having more than one cheese I need a contrasting flavor to "clense my palat" between tastings. I have to have cheese with crackers though, because I need that crunch and I need something I can really chew. I like crackers with hummus too, and cottage cheese with chives.

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Hands down: Stone Wheat crackers. The regular ones, not the "low-sodium". They're fabulous for everything from hard & soft cheeses, to spreads, to caviar. I always try to keep a box in the pantry.
This may sound odd to most people on here, but I really despise caviar.

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Oh man there are so many cheeses, so many crackers, so many fruits, and so many other options. There is no way I could pick a favorite. I love cheese. I love chess and crackers. I love them both with other toppings. I love them on their own. No way I could pick one (or even a handful).
I can relate, when I wrote that first post I kept backspacing and going, "No, thats better with..."

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I love saltines with tuna, chicken and ham salads. I also like them with sardines and mustard.
I like Ritz crackers with salami and/or any good cheese.
Wheat crackers are good with anything...I particularly like them topped with salmon, right out of the can.
Crackers and tuna and mayo, man I havn't had that for a while. Sounds good. I can't say I like the idea of crackers with sardines and mustard though. Not that I've tried it, but it sounds really really salty.

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I too love just plain ole tuna on a saltine cracker.......reminds me of my youth when mom and I shared a can.

I also love just plain ole Ritz with salami and slice of mild cheddar cheese.
Agrees. Except x-sharp cheddar is way better than mild. Really, try it.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:55 AM   #9
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Agrees. Except x-sharp cheddar is way better than mild. Really, try it.
Will do!

I used to wait for my dad to get home from 2nd shift and sometimes we'd open up a can of sardines and eat them with saltines. I don't think I could bring myself to eat those now. It was more a bonding thing I think.
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Old 05-01-2006, 11:20 AM   #10
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Will do!

I used to wait for my dad to get home from 2nd shift and sometimes we'd open up a can of sardines and eat them with saltines. I don't think I could bring myself to eat those now. It was more a bonding thing I think.
Yeah, I think of sardines pretty much as salt more than fish, I think of mustard as "salt sauce" and I think of saltines as... well think of their name! Hehe. For your cheddar cheesing I recomend you get a full-fat cheddar thats been aged over 18 months. Room-temperature Tillamook in thick slices is great. That could just be a bonding thing too though for me, because I use to eat that with my mom and I had my first class of wine with that.
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