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Blue Cheese & Dates

by TT March 19th, 2012 | Appetizers, Tapas Monday
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As I mentioned in my Maple Apple Mustard recipe, last Tapas Monday was not one that allowed for a lot of cooking time.  Instead I worked on pairing each of the cheeses with a simple condiment:  sharp cheddar with maple apple mustard, truffle cheese with pinot grigio sausage.  I had a wedge of gorgonzola that was begging to be paired.

I personally love the combination of pears and blue cheese, but we were without pears.  Looking for something sweet to contrast with the salt and bite of the blue cheese, I remembered that we had a package of dates.  I didn’t have the time to stuff the dates, but I did think that they would work well with the gorgonzola.

What I created really requires no recipe.  However, the flavors in this combination were so well paired, I decided it was worth sharing.  When you are seeking a sweet and salty combination that can be served on your favorite cracker, this is perfect.

Blue Cheese & Dates

12 small dates
4 oz. gorgonzola (or other creamy blue cheese)

Chop dates into small bites.  Combine dates and cheese in a small bowl, stirring until well combined.  Place a sheet of plastic wrap on a work surface.  Transfer cheese mixture from bowl to plastic wrap.  Shape into a log, and wrap in plastic.  Refrigerate for one or two hours.

Serve with crackers.

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