This recipe is from HolidaysCentral's 2012 Oscar's Best Picture Inspired Menu, where you can get the full menu and other fun holiday ideas.
If your mouth was watering while watching Best Picture Nominee, Midnight in Paris, you are not alone! There's something about Paris that just makes you want to enjoy a decedent meal with rich flavors and classic French ingredients. But, most French food is time-intensive and difficult to prepare, keeping you in the kitchen while everyone else is enjoying the Oscars. To enjoy the flavors of Paris, while staying out of the kitchen, why not serve a delicious cheese plate that can be prepared ahead of time? While the French eat their cheese after the main dish, Americans use cheese plates as an appetizer course, so do whatever suits you and your guests.
Serve cheese that range in spectrum from the bold Etorki, rich St Albray, and the classic blue Roquefort, to the tangy Goat Cheese, and creamy Brie. Crunchy nuts, apples, sweet pears, chutney, honey or pickled onions create a contrast to the smooth cheeses and are delicous additions.