Cheese platter

4 – 8 as part of a platter
10 minutes
30 minutes

Build your own cheese platter this festive season.  Sweet caramelised gorgonzola pears and garlicky honey thyme baked camembert take centre stage. Surround with variety of cheese and tuck in folds of charcuterie, fresh berries, citrus, nuts, olives and assorted crackers for dipping, stacking and loading up. - Brita du Plessis

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  • Baked Gorgonzola pears
  • 2 pears
  • 75 g Italian Gorgonzola Semi Soft Medium Fat Cheese
  • 50 g walnuts, chopped
  • a few sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 T honey
  • 30 g rocket
  • Baked Camembert
  • 250 g Royden Goat and Cow Camembert
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and lightly crushed
  • 1 T honey
  • a few sprigs fresh thyme
  • Cheese skewers
  • 300 g 6 months matured Cheddar
  • 160 g pitted green olives with rosemary, garlic and lemon
  • 110 g sliced smoked peppered salami
  • 400 g whole peppadews

For Baked Gorgonzola pears:

1.  Slice the pears in half, scoop out the seeds and place on a baking tray.

2.  Add chunks of gorgonzola and top with walnuts. Drizzle with honey and scatter over thyme. Bake in a 180ºC oven for 25 minutes or until the cheese is oozing and the pears are sweet and caramelised.

3.  Serve with rocket on the side

For Baked Camembert:

1.  Place the camembert on a large square of foil.  Gently score the top and cover with the garlic cloves, honey and thyme.

2.  Loosely tent the foil and  bake in a 180ºC oven for 15 - 20 minutes

3.  Serve with crusty bread and crackers for scooping.

For the cheese skewers:

1.  Cut the cheese into squares and skewer with salami, olives and peppadews.

Photography: Sadiqah Ismail-Assur
Recipe: Brita du Plessis
Food assistants: Josh van Zyl

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Brita Du Plessis

Recipe by: Brita Du Plessis

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