Strong-flavoured cheeses, such as blues and award-winning Mainland Vintage Aged Cheddar, pair well with crisp fruits like apple and pear, sweet chutneys and dried fruits such as apricots and cranberries.
Creamy washed-rind cheeses like the award-winning Mainland Double Cream Brie and Camembert have a velvety richness that is complemented by crusty bread or sweet and salty flavours. Serve with crunchy pistachios or walnuts, paté and a chunk of crusty bread, or sweet fresh fruit and honey.
Mainland Special Reserve Gouda, with its full-bodied, nutty flavours, pairs well with cured meats or charcuterie. Think ham, salamis and prosciutto for perfect partners.
Mild cheeses such as Mainland Special Reserve Havarti and Cheddar have lusciously smooth, subtle flavours that make them a popular favourite. Serve the cheeses with sugary fruits such as golden sultanas, raisins or figs; or try pairing them with salty capers and marinated capers.
Serve cheeses at room temperature and provide a separate knife for each, so the blue doesn't taint the brie.