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Favourite Mild White Cheddar Verrines (Illustration)

Layers of colourful flavour appeal to both sight and taste in this elegant appetizer.

Servings

4

Prep Time

30 min

Cook Time

15 min

Mild White Cheddar Verrines

Ingredients
  • 2 avocados, peeled and pitted and cut into strips
  • 8 smoked salmon slices, cut into strips
  • 3 oz mesculin (spring greens)
  • 10 red basil leaves, minced
  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled
  • Vinaigrette
  • 2 cups Astro Original Plain 2% Yogourt
  • 4 oz Black Diamond Mild White Cheddar, diced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 fresh dill branches, minced
  • 2 tsp capers
Preparation
  1. Mix together all vinaigrette ingredients.
  2. Using four verrines or serving bowls, layer ingredients in the following order beginning at the bottom: mesculin, smoked salmon, avocado, mandarin wedges. If the verrine is high, repeat layers.
  3. Pour in the vinaigrette drenching the layered ingredients.
  4. Garnish with red basil leaves and serve.
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Find Common Ground Between Wines and Cheeses

Wine and cheese from the same regions make very good pairings. Following this idea, try pairing Black Diamond cheese with wines from Ontario’s Prince Edward County.

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Let the Cheese Shine

When putting together a cheese platter, choose breads with little or no extra ingredients so the cheese is the star. Great selections include baguettes, rye, or whole wheat as well as crackers.

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