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Fruit, Cheese and Wine.. Berry Good!

The key to pairing cheese, fruit and wine is in the balancing of fats, acid and tastes. Summer pairings call for lighter, fresh cheeses, such as Chèvre goat cheese, Brie, or bleus and other aged cheeses.

These summer-friendly cheeses - often encased in a rind - bring out the natural sweetness of summer fruits such as melons and peaches. And remember, you only need a thin slice of cheese so as not to overwhelm the taste of the fruit. Wines should also be on the lighter side, with such varieties as Chardonnay, Syrah or a fruity Garnacha from Spain.

Following are a few of our favorite fruit and cheese pairings:

Cranberries not only combat urinary tract infections, but they also are a natural probiotic, supporting healthy bacteria that grow in the gastrointestinal tract and aiding in digestion. Serve them in salads with goat cheese.

This summer, shake your head when it comes to the traditional ice cream cone. Then shake it up with your own unique pairings of fruit and cheese.