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Winter cheese & fruit board

in Small bites, Taste -

A very festive and colourful winter cheese & fruit board, easy to put together and perfect to get the festivities for New Year’s Eve rolling.

Winter cheese & fruit board

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner and Christmas celebrations right behind us, I often find entertaining and cooking a little tricky: after all the dinners, outings, crispy potatoes, mince pies, chocolate, roasts, croissants, melomakarona and kourampiedes consumed (not to mention copious amounts of wine), I catch myself craving fresh fruit and simple soups more than anything. Yet, I can’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year than with a beautifully laid table, filled with colourful, seasonal produce shared with close family and friends.

The one usually prepared in our family home almost always involves a velvety soup made with our own chubby pumpkins or crimson beetroot, buttermilk and pecans; there usually is pie as well made with dark green, almost bitter winter greens, a big chunk of pork cooked with chestnuts, apricots, honey & mustard and a fluffy and moist traditional cake. I love all of the above, however I enjoy partaking in the preparations more than the meal itself. Food-wise, my favourite part has always been and still is everything before the main event: cheese served with rye rusks, cold meats from Crete and perfectly flaky trout, paired with homemade pickles and our very own slightly bitter olives. [READ MORE]