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Cheese and Grilled Fruit Pairings

Flavorful and refreshing combinations are in season!

Fruit and cheese are an ideal summer pairing and classic summer fruits can easily get a flavorful makeover on the grill. Outdoor grills give fruit a soft, caramelized texture and an intense, syrupy sweet flavor. Enjoying grilled summer fruits with warm, creamy fromage is a sweet and savory delight and a true gourmet pleasure!

Grilled Carmelized Peaches with Etorki
Sophisticated and very summery, this unique first course is sure to bring rave reviews. Warm grilled peaches are topped with melting Etorki, then garnished with thinly sliced ham. Serve it with a spicy collection of greens to create a spectacular course fit for the perfect summer evening. For a simpler gourmet grilled treat, try our Goat Cheese-Stuffed Nectarine recipe.

Grilled Papaya with Ile de France Roquefort
Sweet papaya and boldly flavored Roquefort make a fun pairing that can be enjoyed on its own or in a fruity summer sandwich. With it's fruity and refreshing flavor, the grilled papaya offers a deeply sweet contrast to the blue cheese's robust flavor.

Peaches with Crème de St. Agur
Peaches are one of the most loved summer fruits and have a sweet taste that is both mellow and full flavored. St. Agur, which is rich yet very smooth - a blue cheese that is strong but not overpowering. This combination offers the perfect blend of salty, sweet, juicy and creamy.

Grilled Mixed Fruit with Ile de France Goat Cheese and Honey
For some variety, try a medley of sliced oranges, apples, peaches and pears. Place the fruits on a grill for about 5 to 10 minutes on each side. Serve them with French bread, Ile de France Goat Cheese and a strong, dark honey and you've got an incredibly flavorful appetizer spread.