Wine and Cheese Spread

December 31, 2012


I saw this recipe over at Smitten Kitchen, she calls it Fromage Fort.  I had never heard of it before so I turned to my best friend, Google:)  Fromage Fort is nothing more than an incredibly easy way to use any leftover cheese you may have in your fridge.  As I was reading through the ingredients, I knew I had to make it for my annual New Years Eve gathering.  My friends have expectations that their favorites will be here, but I always like to add a couple new things and get some feedback.  If they don’t like it, I am ok with it, that just means more for me!!!

All you need to get started with this is any leftover cheese, an opened bottle of white wine, some garlic and a couple tablespoons of fresh herbs.  Just a couple ingredients that will turn into a magical, mouth watering, and truly decadent appetizer.

Wine and Cheese Spread
  • 1 pound of leftover cheese ( I used a combination of Gorganzola, Goat, Gruyere, Parmesan, and Brie)
  • ½-1 cup white wine (anything will do)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, depending on taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped ( I used dill because that's all I had), you can try parsley, rosemary, chives...)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Blend cheese in your processor. Any hard cheeses should be grated first.
  2. With motor running, add wine to get desired consistency.
  3. Pulse in the garlic and fresh herbs.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Put in fridge to let flavors develop.
  6. I made mine yesterday for my party tonight.
  7. Serve with crackers or sliced baguette.
  8. Enjoy!!!

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