dried fruit (such as cherries, raisins, and chopped apricots)
creamy cheese (such as Camembert, Brie, or fresh goat)
nutty cheese (such as aged Gouda or Gruyère)
sharp cheese (such as aged manchego or Cheddar)
crackers and thin gingersnaps
- In a large saucepan, combine the dried fruit, sugar, 1 cup water, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has thickened slightly, 4 to 6 minutes; let cool.
- Serve the cheeses with the crackers, gingersnaps, dried fruit compote, grapes, and kumquats.