‘Tis the season for backyard BBQs, tailgate parties and picnics! We love summer and the social gatherings that come with it. These Blackberry Cheese Skewers are a no fuss appetizer or incredibly easy low carb dessert that everyone loves…trust me, they will be the first thing to go at your next shindig.
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Let’s Talk Cheese Please:
This beautiful board is simple, elegant, and delicious. We choose juicy blackberries sandwiched between aged gouda and either a raw aged cheddar or Spanish Manchego cheese for our skewers. Aged gouda tastes like a blend of cheese and caramel. Seriously, my favorite cheese on the planet! Aged cheddar is nice and sharp which is wonderful when combined with sweet blackberries. Manchego is a semi hard cheese made from sheep’s milk and can be found in almost any grocery store that carries speciality cheeses. NOTE: many aged cheeses taste amazing with berries. If you can’t find the three I suggest, feel free to try others. Fruits and cheese is always a winner!
Low Carb too!
This beautiful combination of fruit and cheese can be served as a simple appetizer or low carb/keto dessert. When we were in France recently we ate cheese and fruit for dessert every night. It’s a thing! And a really good thing. Give it a try after dinner instead of a traditional American sweet dessert, you may just be surprised at how much you love it!
Need more appetizer board ideas? Take a look at my No Fuss Appetizer Platter and my Mediterranean Appetizer Platter.
What you need: skewers. We like these bamboo skewers with the knotted end. Gouda cheese can crumble so using a really thin skewer makes crumbling less likely. As always, you need a good knife!
A simple, delicious, low carb appetizer or dessert! NOTE: many aged cheeses taste amazing with berries. If you can’t find the two I suggest, feel free to try others. Fruits and cheese is always a winner!
cheese and fruit, easy appetizer recipe, easy dessert recipe
Servings: 20 skewers
blackberries (about 20 blackberries)
aged gouda, cut into triangles
(I use gouda aged three to five years)
aged cheddar or Manchego cheese, cut into cubes
Optional: Serve with crackers and style with flowers and herbs
Cut cheeses, slide onto skewers with blackberries placed in between. Voila!
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