When I used to work at the Boulevard Coffee Roasting Co, one of my duties was to make some of the food items we sold at the shop. One of my favorites to make and eat was what I liked to call the Brie Cheese Board. First I used a baguette to make crostini and then assembled the brie cheese board in a plastic container with grapes, pear, brie cheese and the crostini. It was so fun to be creative and make the box look pretty and appetizing. And more importantly it tastes AMAZING! It’s also super healthy!
So, when I made it for my family after several years, they were a bit hesitant about the combination of pear, grapes, bread and cheese. But once they had it, they fell in love, especially Gusheel. I posted it on my Instagram story and a lot of you messaged me as to how I made it. So, I thought it would make the perfect blog post as well.
ingredients – Brie cheese board
baguette – 1 day old or older
red grapes (on the vine)
bartlett pear – thinly sliced
- Take your day old baguette (the older the better) and thinly slice it on a diagonal. It’s easier to work with older bread since they are harder and easier to slice. Place the baguette slices onto a baking sheet and spread some olive oil using a brush on both sides. Sprinkle on the dried parsley flakes on both sides as well. Bake for 350’F for 7 minutes, then flip all the crostini pieces and bake for another 5 minutes.
- Let the crostini cool on a baking wire for 10 minutes or until you prepare the rest of the ingredients for the brie cheese board.
- Wash the red grapes and dry well. You want the grapes to be attached to the vine. Once you place the grapes on the brie cheese board, you can plop off a piece of grape as you enjoy your appetizer.
- Now wash your pears and slice them thinly as well. I like to start from one side of the pear, slice thinly until I reach the core. Then I move onto another side of the pear and continue.
- Next, slice the brie cheese using a sharp or cheese knife. I like to cut the cheese into triangles first and then take each of the triangles to slice some thin wedges. I like to make sure I have a little of the white edge for each slice. See pictures for exactly what I mean.
- Now you just arrange. Take a nice cheese or cutting board and arrange the pears, grapes, crostini and brie.
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Happy eating friends 🙂