How to Pair Cheese Like a Pro This Holiday Season
Is there any greater pleasure in this fleeting life than a perfectly paired cheese plate?
(That was not rhetorical. The correct answer is no.)
But for those of us who don’t know the difference between a crumbly Wigmore and a creamy Valançay, there’s good news: You can create a surprising and impressive tableau simply by pairing ordinary cheeses (Parmesan, Cheddar, Brie) with unexpected nuts and spreads (candied pecans, grainy mustard, sour-cherry jam).