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North German Cheese Plate and Easy Crackers Recipe: effortless and impressive appetizers and cheeses, rye crackers, meat, fish, fruit and nuts.
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North German Cheese Plate and Easy Crackers Recipe

North German Cheese Plate and Easy Crackers Recipe: effortless and impressive appetizers and cheeses, rye crackers, meat, fish, fruit and nuts.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine German
Keyword german cheese appetizer, german cheese plate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 302kcal

Ingredients

For the rye crackers (4 servings):

  • 6 slices thin rye bread
  • salt
  • pepper

For the cheese plate (4 servings):

  • Danish Pilsner (or any other light lager brown or amber beer)
  • 150 grams or 5 oz aged gouda
  • 150 grams or 5 oz Danish Bernsteiner
  • 150 grams or 5 oz Velfrisk Danish North Sea cheese
  • 150 grams or 5 oz Nørvind cheese with blue and white mould
  • rye bread crackers see the recipe below
  • about 12 cornichons
  • a handful walnuts (or pistachios pecans/hazelnuts)
  • 150 grams or 5 oz smoked trout or salmon/eel
  • 100 grams or 3.5 oz North Sea shrimps or any other shrimps
  • 150 grams or 5 oz dry-cured Holsteiner smoked ham or Prosciutto ham
  • 85 grams or 3 oz fine liver pâté with plums or any other pâté mixed with chopped dried plums
  • 1 pear
  • a handful dried cherries and apricots (or dried cranberries apples, pears/plums)
  • 60 grams or 2 oz fig mustard or fig jam/honey

Instructions

To make the rye crackers:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C or 350 °F.
  • Cut your bread slices in 4 pieces (if their shape is square or round). Arrange on a baking tray and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Roast for about 5 minutes, flip over and roast for 3 more minutes or until crispy.

To assemble the cheese plate:

  • Arrange all the ingredients together with rye crackers on a large wooden board or plate. Serve as an appetizer. Enjoy!

Notes

If you can't find some of these cheeses, no worries. Just make sure to have 3-4 different types of cheese on your plate.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 711mg | Potassium: 215mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2715IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 361mg | Iron: 1.1mg