‘Tis the season for backyard BBQs, tailgate parties and picnics! We love summer and the social gatherings that come with it. These Blackberry Aged Cheese Skewers are a no fuss appetizer or incredibly easy low carb dessert that everyone loves…trust me, they will be the first thing to go at your next shindig.
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Let’s Talk Cheese Please:
This beautiful board is simple, elegant, and delicious. We choose juicy blackberries sandwiched between aged gouda and either a raw aged cheddar or Spanish Manchego cheese for our skewers. Aged gouda tastes like a blend of cheese and caramel. Seriously, my favorite cheese on the planet! Aged cheddar is nice and sharp which is wonderful when combined with sweet blackberries. Manchego is a semi hard cheese made from sheep’s milk and can be found in almost any grocery store that carries speciality cheeses. NOTE: many aged cheeses taste amazing with berries. If you can’t find the three I suggest, feel free to try others. Fruits and cheese is always a winner!
Low Carb too!
This beautiful combination of fruit and cheese can be served as a simple appetizer or low carb/keto dessert. When we were in France recently we ate cheese and fruit for dessert every night. It’s a thing! And a really good thing. Give it a try after dinner instead of a traditional American sweet dessert, you may just be surprised at how much you love it!
Need more appetizer board ideas? Take a look at my No Fuss Appetizer Platter and my Mediterranean Appetizer Platter.
The Recipe: Blackberry Aged Cheese Skewers
What you need: skewers. We like these bamboo skewers with the knotted end. Gouda cheese can crumble so using a really thin skewer makes crumbling less likely. As always, you need a good knife!
A simple, delicious, low carb appetizer or dessert! NOTE: many aged cheeses taste amazing with berries. If you can't find the two I suggest, feel free to try others. Fruits and cheese is always a winner!
- 1 pint blackberries (about 20 blackberries)
- 10 ounces aged gouda, cut into triangles (I use gouda aged three to five years)
- 10 ounces aged cheddar or Manchego cheese, cut into cubes
Cut cheeses, slide onto skewers with blackberries placed in between. Voila!
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SUCH a beautiful and simple idea! I especially like it because I usually make a few more appetizers that take time, so it’s great to have one that’s easy but still super special. I haven’t eaten berries and cheese together but I bet it’s amazing. I need to give aged gouda another try.
Oh. my. goodness. Gouda. My favorite cheese EVER! I’m totally drooling over this and trying to figure out how to make it and not have to share with all my kids… :p
I think it’s wise to teach children that sharing only applies to them and adults don’t have to;)
Sometimes, the most simple recipes are simply the best!! These are a hit with my party guests!
I love the idea of fruit and cheese for dessert! What a great way to showcase in season fruits!
I’ve never seen cheese and fruit paired like this but I love it! It’s a great combo of flavors and textures!
Summer blackberries and gouda! Delicious and beautiful! These will be wonderful on a party table or at home!
Oh my word. This looks incredible! What a great idea to pair fruit with cheese. It sounds great. 🙂
This is so gorgeous, perfect for summertime entertaining, and I love how easy they are too!
Love berries and cheese together. Seriously my favorite combo! I’ll definitely have to give this a try.
I love the setup and the blackberries with cheese. I think you have convinced me to have this with mint tea, even though it’s 100 degrees outside 🙂 Such a relaxing appetizer.
That actually sounds great 🙂