This is an incredible—and an incredibly easy—dish, one that beautifully dresses up a familiar and easily accessible cheese. Serve it at a party or a picnic, or as an afternoon snack with your favorite bottle of Merlot. The cherries need a couple of days to soak, though, so remember to prepare them in advance.
Note: Herbes de Provence is a wonderful mixture of dried herbs evocative of southern France. Most blends include basil, rosemary, sage, marjoram, thyme, and lavender. Herbes de Provence is available in the spice section of most major supermarkets and specialty food stores. It’s often packaged in a small clay crock. Besides using it in this recipe, you can use Herbes de Provence sprinkled on roasting poultry, pork, and lamb and stirred into a summer tomato pasta.