Cheese Board
Valentine's Date Night Cheese Board with Bacon Onion Jam
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Author: Mary Ann Dwyer
  • Castello Havarti Creamy
  • Castello Extra Creamy Danish Blue
  • Castello Havarti Herbs and Spice
  • Candied walnuts
  • Mix of green and Kalamata olives
  • Black pepper dry salami sliced
  • Red seedless grapes
  • Assortment of crackers crostini, classic water crackers, sesame breadsticks
  • Folie a Deux wines I feature their Zinfandel and Chardonnay
  • Bacon Onion Jam:
  • 6 slices bacon diced
  • 5 cups about 2 lbs. Vidalia onions, peeled, sliced thin, and diced
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium high heat.
  2. Cook bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan. Set aside.
  3. Add the onions to the fat in the pan. Cook until onions are translucent and lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Add the bacon, mustard seeds, brown sugar, cider vinegar, red pepper flakes and balsamic vinegar. Stir to combine.
  5. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat and continue to cook until the liquid has reduced, about 45 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool.
  7. Spoon into jar and store in refrigerator.
  8. Arrange cheeses and other items on cheese board. Serve with wine. Enjoy!