How does a chocoholic celebrate Cheese Day? It may seem like an odd couple, but cheese can actually be a delicious accompaniment to chocolate.
Way. If you find yourself feeling hungry and adventurous, give it a try!
The basics of a Chocolate and Cheese Tasting:
Of course, all of these thoughts are just suggestions. The combinations aren’t an absolute science, however you’ll find that some flavors naturally blend well together. At the end of the day, it’s all about your palate.
Dark Chocolate– pair with Blue Cheese, Goat Cheese, wine or beer washed cheese, Aged Parmesan, Aged Cheddar, Aged Gouda, Mascarpone
Milk Chocolate – goes with Riccotta, Brie, Robiola, and goat/cow milk cheeses.
White Chocolate – try with mild cheeses, like Colby or Goat Cheese.
Chocolate with Nuts or Dried Fruit– pairs well with aged cheeses, semi-soft cheeses (like Brie), Aged Jack Cheese, Gruyere
Spicy & Chili Chocolate– pairs nicely with Aged Sharp Cheeses
Chocolate Caramels– their sweetness will round off with a salty cheese, such as Romano.
Have you ever tried chocolate and cheese together? I’d love to hear about your pairing experience- good or bad!
Girl Scout cookie season has come and gone. So what’s a girl to do when she has an insatiable craving for the Samoa cookie?
What’s a Samoa, you ask?
It’s the cookie with-
Sweet toasted Coconut,
Rich, decadent Chocolate,
And, chewy golden Caramel.
And when you combine all three flavors and textures, it’s nothing short of irresistible.
Now imagine all of that goodness…on top of a cheesecake.
No-Bake Samoa Cheesecake
Original Recipe by Life, Love and Sugar