Warm Dates with Parmesan and Walnuts


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Cheese Obsession

Cheese Obsession

By Georgeanne Brennan

Published 2013

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Winter is date season, and I look forward to the new crop each year, particularly meaty Medjools. I like to pair the dense, sweet fruit with salty Parmesan and earthy, crunchy walnuts. You can assemble this easy appetizer up to 8 hours in advance and heat just before serving.


  • 24 large dates, preferably Medjool
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil or walnut oil, plus more for drizzling


Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

Using a paring knife, make a small, lengthwise incision in each date and carefully remove the pit. In a bowl, gently toss the pitted dates with the 2 teaspoons