By Steven Rosa
On the day I met Adagio, I wandered the city in the rain for hours, unfeeling and without volition, as if I were being carried along by two handles. I was blank. Nothing now could ever be as it had been.
Both cheese and chocolate are delicious and complex. Both are maddeningly addictive. They make you feel elated, and are aphrodisiacs. Cheese and chocolate pair well together and they pair well with wine, beer, and liqueurs. This a step-by-step guide to pairing cheese and chocolate for your next dessert cheese board.
Authentic Gruyère A.O.P. from Switzerland. Heavy Cream. Milk. Caramelizing Sugar. Sea Salt. This caramel is infused with Gruyère, resulting in a b...
Join us in a discussion on American Artisan Cheese. We highlight the American Artisan Cheese movement and why it is important to our local and regional economies. We also discuss how to pair the featured cheeses with nuts, fruit, jam, and beer/microbrews!
Microbrews and specialty cheeses are a joy to pair together. Both are more complex and nuanced in flavor, texture, and body than their more conventional counterparts. Watch this video to learn about how to best pair cheese and beer. It's a lot of fun!
Dense, spicy pepper paste is delicious spread on just about everything. Consider it a more flavorful version of sun-dried tomato paste, made completely out of freshly dried hot peppers, and pureed with olive oil and sea salt. This classic application in a grilled cheese sandwich recipe is a winner combination.
If you're entertaining, these cheese straws liberally sprinkled with Islahiye Pepper will satiate your guests upon arrival. They are excellent paired with sparkling white wine or pinot noir. You can also switch out the turkish pepper for red pepper flakes and it will be equally delicious, just a little spicier!
When building a cheese plate, it is important to highlight the flavor profile and texture of each cheese and then find a balance of complimentary and contrasting flavors and textures in fruit, nuts, jams, chocolate, and more. Think color contrast and balance sweet and savory characteristics in a cheese board.