Why serve a separate cheese board and dessert when you can combine them into one clever dish?
Turn regular goat's cheese into a luxurious “pâté” by simply combining it with a crème fraîche to create a smooth dip. Serve up with some crunchy crackers and bread - and watch it disappear off the plate.
And what cheese board is complete without some grapes? Freezing the grapes will give them more bite and texture to compliment the creamy cheese. When making this recipe, freeze extra grapes - they're a great snack to have to hand and you can even add to your glass of wine to chill without watering it down.
This dish can be served at many different occasions. It's perfect for a picnic or BBQ spread, dinner party dessert, buffet centre piece - or even as a luxury snack on a weekend evening.
- Wash the grapes then pop into the freezer for 45 mins.
- Put the goat’s cheese into a bowl and mix in the crème fraîche.
- Put into a serving dish and grind over plenty of black pepper.
- Serve with crackers and the grapes on the side.
- Large bunch black seedless grapes
- 250g soft goat’s cheese
- 75g crème fraîche
- Black pepper
Jane Curran is a freelance food editor, stylist, writer and consultant based in Cape Town. Former food director of TI Media & woman&home. All about food, wine (dipWSET), gardening and the Arsenal.
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