Cheese and Fruit Skewers
A fun way to serve cheese and fruit is on a skewer. Use at least three types of semi-hard cheeses. (Soft cheeses are not recommended.) Plan on two skewers per person and have fun with a variety of fruits, such as blueberries, raspberries, honeydew, pineapple, apples and pears. My husband, Guy Esposito, recommends serving a Riesling wine with this dish.
Lettuce leaves, torn into large pieces
1 cantaloupe cut in half, seeds removed
16 cubes of cantaloupe
4 kiwi fruit, peeled and cut into slices
8 wooden skewers
16 or more 1/2-inch cubed pieces of cheese, such as Fontina, Gouda, Emmentaler, Asiago or Havarti
1. Line a decorative serving platter with the lettuce leaves. Place a cantaloupe half, cut sidedown, on the platter.
2. Thread thin wooden skewers with the cantaloupe cubes and kiwi slices as well as two or three pieces of cheese. Anchor the skewers into the cantaloupe half. Make enough skewers to fill in the cantaloupe.
3. Arrange the lettuce leaves around the bottom of the platter and serve the skewers at room temperature.
TIP: The types of fruits can be varied according to your preference.