Wine & Cheese Checkerboards

510 mins (prep 500, cooking 10)
6 ingredients
16 servings
While cleaning out our pantry, I came across about 3 boxes of grape Jell-o! I started thinking about how many different forms grapes and wine can take, and how to pair them with cheese on the same plate. I thought this was a cute, vegetarian tasteful treat! Substitute 2 tbsp unflavoured gelatine for the agar if you are not vegetarian.

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  • 2 tbsp agar-agar powder (or 6 tbsp agar-agar flakes)
  • â¼ c. cold water
  • zest of â¼ lemon
  • 3 c. slightly sweet, fruity red wine, chilled
  • â¼ cup sugar
  • 8 oz morbier or oka cheese, cubed into 32 pieces


Serving Size (14.99 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 57.83 Calories from Fat 26.55
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.95g 72.68%
Saturated Fat 0.89g 70.88%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 1.42mg 7.56%
Sodium 106.31mg 70.88%
Total Carbohydrate 6.35g 33.89%
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g 19.05%
Sugars 0.29 g %
Protein 1.48g 47.27%
Vitamin A 13.18IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 12.76mg% Iron 0.35mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
agar-agar powder, c, cold water, c, or