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Fresh Fruit and Cheese Pairings for Your Summer Cheese Boards

'Tis the season for outdoor entertaining! Nothing gets guests excited like a beautiful, vibrant board filled with delicious cheese, charcuterie and fresh, in-season fruit. The sweetness of fruit and saltiness of cheese are the main reason they go so well together. Like pairing wine, you must pick complimentary fruit and cheese so that one does not overpower the other. To make the process easier, we've gathered our favorite fresh fruit and cheese pairings to enjoy all summer long!


Cheeseboard with fresh fruit.

Strawberries — soft cheeses such as brie, cream cheese, fresh goat cheese, ricotta, and feta

Blueberries — soft cheeses such as brie, cream cheese, fresh goat cheese, ricotta, and feta

Blackberries — creamy blue cheeses, such as Gorgonzola or Stilton

Raspberries — brie, fresh goat cheese, blue cheese, and ricotta

Cherries — soft cheeses such as brie, cream cheese, fresh goat cheese, ricotta, and feta

Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons — mozzarella, burrata, feta, goat cheese

Peaches — mozzarella, burrata, halloumi

Plums — washed rind cheese, blue cheese

Apricots — young gouda, brie, camembert

Watermelon — feta, fresh goat cheese

Mango — fresh goat cheese


Add your favorite cured meats, jams, nuts, and crackers to complete your summer cheese board experience!



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