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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Deck the Cheese Plate: Four Minimal-Effort Recipes

Posted By on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 11:46 AM

Local cheeses and spiced quince compote - JULIA CLANCY
  • Julia Clancy
  • Local cheeses and spiced quince compote
The recent release of the first-ever Oxford Companion to Cheese — edited by University of Vermont nutrition and food science professor Catherine Donnelly — inspired me to spend a chunk of my paycheck on Vermont-made cheddar, goat’s milk tomme, Camembert aged in its bloomy rind, and a gorgeous wedge of blue that my next-door neighbors can probably smell.

Usually, the only accoutrement I like with a cheese plate is a good knife and a box of crackers (Patchwork Farm & Bakery’s “Everyday Matzoh” crackers, here’s to you). But it’s the holiday season and I’m feeling fancy.

To accompany your decked-out holiday cheeseboard, here are four minimal-effort trappings to complement that great Vermont dairy.

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