Matching Cheese With Crackers

You can’t go wrong with cheese and crackers, so what more could you need on a cheese plate than some inspiring, fabulous and rather delicious crackers to accompany and show-off your cheese.

Fine Wafer Crackers

Waterthins Fine Wafer Crackers  have a distinct crispy and crunchy texture. They are popular for their ‘melt in your mouth’ sensation. The delicate and crispy texture of the crackers suits the firm and crumbly texture of a hard or semi-hard cheese. It won’t compete with the strong flavour, but will merely flatter it.

Lavosh

Waterthins Lavosh are delicately baked with the finest ingredients. They are made with Olive Oil which makes them healthier. The firm, crispy texture and subtle sweetness of the cracker makes an ideal pairing with a stronger cheese like a blue mould, a very ripe brie or a washed rind.
Simply accompany with something a little sweet like a drizzle of honey, some sherry soaked raisins, a fruit paste, or even some fresh dates.

Bagelettes

Waterthins Bagelettes are made for cheese plates. Particularly when you have some soft, dip-able and speadable oozey cheese. Their robust texture makes them the perfect carrier for soft, spreadable cheeses;

  • creamy ripe brie
  • flavoured or baked fresh ricotta
  • marinated goat or cow feta
  • a good stinky washed rind
  • ripe camembert
  • a triple cream brie

Some glazed nectarines, fresh strawberries, honey baked nuts or fruit paste are just a few ideas on ways to accompany these.

List of Cheeses

Hard

Hard cheeses have a lower moisture content than softer cheeses. They are generally packed into moulds under more pressure and aged for a longer time than the soft cheeses. Try any of the following hard cheeses with the fine wafers on your next cheese plate;

  • a bitey aged cheddar
  • a smoked cheddar
  • a nutty and sweet gruyere or raclette
  • an aged goat cheese
  • a piquant manchego
  • pepato or pecorino

Soft

Soft cheese is what you need to stimulate the palate and get that ‘perfect match’ going. Try any of the following styles;

  • creamy ripe brie
  • flavoured or baked fresh ricotta
  • marinated goat or cow feta
  • a good stinky washed rind
  • ripe camembert
  • a triple cream brie

Mould

There are three main categories of cheese in which the presence of mould is an important feature: soft ripened cheeses, washed rind cheeses and blue cheeses. Some popular examples of these are as follows;

  • a creamy brie style blue
  • a gorganzola, Danish, French or English stilton style blue
  • a rich ripe creamy brie
  • a ripe and heavily scented washed rind