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Cheese Platter with Cherry and Chorizo Jam

Recipe from Le Creuset

Cheese Platter with Cherry and Chorizo Jam

Recipe created for

Le Creuset Round Platter with Cutting Board

Main ingredient


Cook time

1 hour

Serving size




  • 3/4 pound chorizo, roughly chopped
  • 2 large red onions, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup demerara sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 pound cherries, pitted and roughly chopped

Cheese Platter

  • 1/4 pound strawberries
  • 1/4 pound blueberries
  • 1/4 pound cherries
  • 1/4 pound camembert
  • 8-10 each ciliegine mozzarella balls, skewered with toothpicks
  • 3 ounces gorgonzola

Assorted crackers

  • cheese straws
  • cheese crackers
  • flaxseed and poppyseed crackers
  • standard crackers

Recipe Preparation

  1. In a large frying pan over medium heat, fry the chorizo without oil for approximately 10 minutes until golden brown. Remove using a slotted spoon and set aside in a small bowl.
  2. Add the onion to the same pan and sauté in the oil rendered when cooking the chorizo for 10 minutes until soft and translucent. Add the sugar, vinegar, syrup and chopped cherries. Cook over low heat for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally until thick and syrupy. Remove from the heat once thickened, and allow to cool to room temperature before serving.
  3. Arrange remaining ingredients and assorted crackers on a Le Creuset Round Platter with Cutting Board.
  4. Decant the jam into a ramekin and serve with the cheese platter.
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