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Best Cheeses to serve with Spiral Cut Glazed Ham

Serving up a good, glazed, spiral cut ham for a Mother's Day brunch with biscuits, mustards and chutneys, as a buffet item. What cheeses other than the pedestrian cheddar and swiss/emmentaler do you like / recommend?

asked by Burnt Offerings over 2 years ago
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added over 2 years ago

Gruyere, Fontina, Havarti...but have to say, a good cheddar (definitely not pedestrian) with chutney and ham is a pretty unbeatable combination, especially if you add some good black bread to the festivities.


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added over 2 years ago

Good suggestions, above, and I agree - there's a big difference between pedestrian cheddar and *good* cheddar.

(Starting with the colour.)

added over 2 years ago

For warmth, try jalepeno havarti or monterray. For kick, try a shropshire blue (an English blue cheddar). For soft mushy togetherness, try a Brie. Maybe put out an assortment so each guest can experiment. Likewise, put out 3 or 4 imported mustard. "Frenchs" is not a mustard !

added over 2 years ago

goat cheese would be nice, in addition to an aged cheddar. For something different, maybe manchego?

added over 2 years ago

I'm serving little skewers with Manchego, Membrillo and Chorizo as an appetizer.

added over 2 years ago

I would agree with brie or camembert. I have fond memories of ham and brie sandwiches in France. If you can find Cabot clothbound cheddar, it's really stellar.


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added over 2 years ago

I'm decidedly in the camembert camp also. Maybe something in that style like Cowgirl Creamery's Red Hawk or Mt. Tam. In the cheddar family a stilton would be good. Look for Neal's Yard cheeses, which are excellent and Whole Foods carries them.

added over 2 years ago

I was thinking Mt. Tam, too, but I didn't know if you wanted to spend at that level for this, Burnt Offerings!

added over 2 years ago

Yeah, Mt. Tam is pricey. I'm catering this - so I have to keep within the client's budget.

added over 2 years ago

chedder, swiss or gouda sounds nice. have fun!