Is it OK if I eat fruits with cheese? It’s OK if it’s OKA!
Fruits go well with everything. Just like the OKA cheese. Still, there are some pairings that are meant to be, and others, not so much. To be honest, we’re not so sure about papaya, but to each their own.
In the timeless classics category, we obviously have apples (you can’t go wrong with an OKA grilled cheese sandwich with apples!) and grapes. With a soft acidity, these two fruits perfectly highlight the OKA cheese’s taste. Sweeter, seasonal strawberries are also in the running for a perfect way to end a summer dinner, and so are pears. Even as delicate as they are, they still go well with the subtle and irresistible hazelnut-and-butter taste of the OKA cheese.
Admit it, you totally forgot the cherry tomato was a fruit! While cherry tomatoes are usually eaten with bocconcini, they go just as well with OKA cheese. For a refreshing and savoury treat, those two are inseparable. The OKA cheese, with its firm texture, is a winning match for the juiciness of cherry tomatoes. You won’t be able to stop!
Even though we may be quick to choose more traditional options, it’s totally worth it to try new things if you’re looking for awesome discoveries. Since the OKA cheese is pressed, almost any combination is allowed! Pineapple is the ideal example. Sweet and a bit sour, this delicious fruit will win your heart over when paired with a slice of OKA cheese. The juicy and firm mango is also a tasty dessert paired with Oka’s Abbaye Cistercian native cheese. More unknown than exotic, the honeyberry is a small, oval-shaped fruit growing around North America. With a unique and complex flavour (it’s often compared to cassis, blueberries and raspberries), the honeyberry is a surprising yet pleasant choice. No need to go far to please your taste buds!
If you’re planning a chic soirée, nothing says fancy like a cheese platter! You’ll have to think of the total number of guests attending this cheese fiesta (plan around 250 g per person), your platter material (because, yes, wood, slate and ceramic all have different advantages), and the pairing for your OKA cheese and other cheeses. Fruits, nuts, jams … trust your instincts, and above all, play on all the different flavour profiles. Remember to have plenty of bread, wine and/or beer on hand!
You can also simply savour your piece of OKA cheese in your living room, on a weekday evening, with a plate of fruit. No need to wait for special occasions to enjoy the pleasure of eating OKA cheese!