Every year, the grapevine in my backyard produces a small batch of grapes, which I’ve always thought were too sour to eat. Recently, one of my friends noted that there are some varieties of grapes with a more cheese-like flavor. It is always enticing to try something new. So, when I saw these grapes not knowing what they were or what they tasted like, it got me intrigued and I had to buy them.
Roquefort grapes taste pretty tart at first bite (and quite pricey), but you can sweeten them up by adding sugar or honey on top. They make perfect appetizers or snacks on their own or can be used in salads, over ice cream, and more. If you wish to enjoy this snack with a glass of water, Blueberry White Tea Water and Roquefort grapes make a great combination. They complement each other well, with the creamy, salty cheese bringing out the sweet flavors in the fruit.
Let’s jump right into the recipe!
How to make Roquefort Grapes
Making Roquefort Grapes is a snap! All you need are grapes, Roquefort cheese, and pecans. This recipe is simple to make for your next party or get-together. It’s also easy to prepare ahead of time so you don’t have any last-minute stress when it comes to entertaining guests. These Roquefort Grapes are perfect as an appetizer or finger food with the sweet flavors providing a balance to the savory taste of blue cheese.
1 bag of seedless red grapes
2 8ox blocks of cream cheese at room temperature
6 oz of Roquefort cheese (or blue cheese), crumbled
2-3 cups of pecans, finely chopped
First, wash the grapes and pat dry.
Cut the grapes in half and place them on a platter. Place the cream cheese and Roquefort into a large bowl with two clean hands (or use an electric mixer).
Mix together until it’s smooth, then add pecans to the mixture stirring gently. Spread the mixture onto each grape carefully using the back of a spoon or your fingers so that they are completely covered in cheese. The best way to do this is by rounding up some of the ingredients with your hand before you start spreading. Add more nuts if desired; there should be about one handful for every dozen or so grapes – but don’t overdo it! You can always save any extra toppings for next time.
Then, you can be creative and place the grapes in a mini muffin tin to make individual appetizers, or you can do what I usually do and just serve them on platters.
Add any extra cheese mixture to the top of each grape as needed – they should be completely covered with Roquefort so that it’s oozing out!
Tips to make a perfect Roquefort Grapes
Mix up your toppings so that you don’t have just one type of nut on top – some people might not like walnuts or pistachios, whereas other people may love them.
Don’t put too many nuts on top because you can always save some for later, and a lot of people will probably want to take them home.
Use the freshest grapes that are in season so they don’t taste dry or sour – but make sure not to use too many green ones! The Roquefort flavor should be strong enough without adding more tartness from grapes like Granny Smith apples.
Put a Roquefort cheese slice on top of the grapes before you add any other toppings.
If you want to make them extra fancy, drizzle honey over the Roquefort and give it some time for the flavors to blend together. Remember that different types of nuts will work with this recipe.
And don’t worry about having leftovers – you can serve them cold, refrigerate them for later or enjoy them at room temperature.
Everyone will love these yummy little bites for snacks, parties, and dinners! Even if they’re vegan, gluten-free, or not (especially with some non-dairy dips available!). I hope you enjoy these Roquefort Grape Popsicles. They’re as delicious as they are fun to make! Let me know in the comment below if you have any questions about this recipe or suggestions for other good summer desserts.
I’m Jennifer, the writer, recipe developer and photographer behind this site. I love food! I dream in food! I started CGC in October of 2011 as a way to catalog the constant thoughts of food that float through my mind. The best part of my day is dancing around my kitchen to music, singing my lungs out, while creating and photographing dishes inspired from years of travel, mixed with good ole southern culture to share with you. Thanks for reading and I hope you keep coming back for more recipes, travel bits and a dash of this and that... Cheers!