Berries and Grilled Cheese Skewers

Rasberries Gooseberries Grilled Cheese Skewers

The current object of my cheese obsession, the grill-worthy Finnish Juustoleipa, is quite enjoyable broiled until slightly charred but still firm and squeaky. Being a fresh cheese, it stays relatively mild even with the heating and can definitely use a bit of help to make it more interesting.

If there’s anything I learned from the entries in Haalo’s cheese roundup, some fruits pair well with cheese. Raspberries can add a bit of tartness and texture to go with the creaminess of the Juustoleipa. Randomly picked from the produce aisle, cape gooseberries contribute sweetness and a bit of unconventionality to the mix.

The thinking behind this simple recipe is fairly straightforward. Keep the berries fresh (always a good idea), torch the cheese (because you can), and use honey so it can be considered a dessert, and hopefully eligible for entry in this month’s Sugar High Fridays.

Sugar High Fridays: Berries
Sugar High Fridays: Berries hosted by Food Blogga

Berries and Grilled Cheese Skewers with Honey

makes 6 skewers

Rasberries and Cape Gooseberries
raspberries and cape gooseberries

a dozen assorted berries
6 cubes grilling cheese, such as Juustoleipa or Halloumi (approximately 2 ounces)
honey

Notes:

  • Use any variety of berry jam or preserves instead of the honey.

Preheat a broiler or take over the nearest available hot grill. Heat the cheese cubes until slightly softer but still firm, about 1 minute.

Skewer two berries for each cheese cube, or in any proportion desired. Drizzle with honey and serve.

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19 Responses to “Berries and Grilled Cheese Skewers”

  1. Zita says:

    what an mouthwatering recipe, those colours are brilliant :)

    last blog post: Filbert Gateau with Praline Buttercream

  2. Susan from Food Blogga says:

    Ooh, this is a most novel entry. I love both the simplicity and elegance of it. Thanks, Jude.

    last blog post: Skinny Berry Parfaits

  3. daphne says:

    I hv heard of cheese platter + fruits but grilled? that’s certainly novel to me! =)

    last blog post: Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto

  4. Candice says:

    I agree with the others, it is a novel idea! I love fruit + cheese combos so I think I’d love this. :)

    last blog post: Nirvana on College

  5. JennDZ_The LeftoverQueen says:

    WOW! That looks awesome! WOW!

    last blog post: Recipe: Curried Penne Pasta

  6. kat says:

    what a great idea for a hot weather dessert.

    last blog post: Weekly Menu – 8/4 -8/8

  7. [eatingclub] vancouver || js says:

    It’s simple and it’s so darn elegant. They’re just gorgeous cheese and berry skewers, okay? ;)

    last blog post: Trout in Vietnamese Caramel Sauce

  8. Kevin says:

    Those look really good! I like the sound of grilled cheese and honey.

    last blog post: Blueberry Blintzes

  9. Susan/Wild Yeast says:

    Unique, simple, delicious. Great idea!

    last blog post: YeastSpotting 8.1.08

  10. rainbowbrown says:

    I like it, I like it. I don’t know why, but I’ve never grilled cheese like this. Excuse me whilst I go purchase some good grillin cheese…

    last blog post: Daring Bakers Filbert Gateau with Praline Buttercream

  11. Brooke says:

    I’m fascinated by this cheese! I sure hope I can find it at my local cheese shop!

    Brooke

    last blog post: A dish with Alice Waters

  12. Katie says:

    This looks fantastic. I love the combination of honey, cheese and fruit.

  13. Nate says:

    Excellent post and photos!

    I can imagine pulling these off the grill and enjoying it with some toast points or crackers.

    last blog post: Five Quick Asian Dishes: Two Tofus, Two Ways

  14. Dragon says:

    So pretty. The best things are always so simple. Great entry.

    last blog post: Potato and Tomato Pesto Salad

  15. zita – thanks!

    susan – I’m glad it’s good enough for entry.

    daphne – grilling cheese without the bread is fun,

    candice, jenn, kat, js, kevin, susan – thanks!\

    rainbow – from your most recent post you’ll probably make it yourself.

    brooke – hope you can find some juustoleipa

    katie, nate, dragon – thanks!

  16. Jaime says:

    those are beautiful! interesting pairing – though i love brie w/fruit preserves, so i can see how this would be good too!

    last blog post: TWD: The Black and White Banana Loaf

  17. Christie @ fig&cherry says:

    Absolutely adorable! Love the combo of salty cheese and honey. Delicious!

    last blog post: Wake up and smell the bacon?

  18. Clumbsy Cookie says:

    How cute, adorable and even healthy!

    last blog post: You say potato, I say… Brownie!

  19. Marty Ciullo says:

    Ola!, well-written entry! I will keep visiting your blog ;)

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