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Grape and cheese on skewers  Authentic Italian recipe

Looking for new appetizer ideas? Read how to prepare grapes and fontina cheese alternated on skewers: a tasty Italian appetizer for your alfresco dinner or cocktail party or buffet menu. No cooking recipe, ideal for late summer, early autumn or Christmastime.

Grapes-and-cheese on the skewers
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Grape-and-cheese skewers

Ingredients / Serves 4

  • 100g (3 1/2 ounces) "fontina" cheese, cubed
  • 200g (7 ounces) white and red fresh grapes, ripe but firm
  • 16 skewers
  • Time:
    preparation: 30 minutes
    cooking: no cooking
    total: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty:
    easy recipe
  • How many calories in a serving?
    Calories: 114 (kcal) 6 % GDA (*)- 479 (kJ)
    Protein: 6.4 (g) 13 % GDA
    Total fat: 6.7 (g) 10 % GDA
    Total carbohydrate: 7.5 (g) 3 % GDA
    Sugars: 7.5 (g) 9 % GDA

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Grape-and-cheese on the skewers recipe

preparation

  • - Wash and dry the fresh grapes.
  • - Remove the berries from their stalk.
  • - If it is possible, you can pick out the seeds from every berry with the top of a knife or a vegetable peeler making a little cut on the top.

Just before serving

  • - The berries and pieces of "fontina" cheese should be alternated on the skewers.
  • - Combine grapes and cheese according to the different colors of fresh grapes.
  • - Don't prepare these cheese-and-fruit skewers too much in advance.

Note

Tips

  • - You could place the skewers on a serving dish or stick them into some fruits (apples, grapefruits, winter melons).
    The last solution is very nice to see.
  • - Don't put too many ingredients on the same skewer.
    The following ingredients should be enough: a berry of white grape, a piece of cheese and, to close, a berry of red grapes.

Menu planning

  • - Don't choose these skewers to open a formal dinner. First of all, precisely because they are skewers and secondly because you shouldn't serve the cheese in a formal dinner. So the etiquette requires!
  • - These skewers with grapes and cheese are ideal:
    • - as finger food in a buffet (your cocktail party for Christmas wishes)
    • - or to open an alfresco dinner or even a celebration menu in September (included outdoors wedding menu) matched with a glass of Prosecco
    • - to be served to your guests waiting for the main dish in your last BBQ in September with the same wine you've chosen to match with your menu

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Healthy eating

  • - Daily menu. I calculated the nutrition facts mostly because everyone that ends his lunch with cheese and grapes can have an idea of calories, fats and sugars.
  • - Celebration menu. In this case, do not worry about calories, fat, sugar ... it's a special event, isn't it?

Loretta

What's the right cocktail?

My husband and I generally pair a glass of Italian Prosecco or the same wine we've chosen for our full menu.