Honey with cheese
- energy Apr 3, 2009 04:49 PM
What kind of cheese would I serve with honey?
On a perfect cheese plate, I'd expect honey, walnuts (and/or other nuts), an aged balsamic vinegar, quince jam, figs (pressed, fresh, or cake). It need not include other fruit - but I won't object.
My favorite part of the meal.
feta. i have infused honey with fresh herbs and poured it over feta. Really good. Now that I am remembering this I wonder if I didn't infuse the honey, then pour it over warmed cubed feta. I think that may be what I did, and I believe I got the idea from someone here.
Another thing I read here was to have blue cheese, pears, and honey. Sounds awfully good.
I got an entire pound of it at the Artisan Cheese Festival, so I have plenty of perfection to play with. And the bread, which seems to only be available in LA makes it an ideal combination.
Although I admit I probably wouldn't have thought of it if I hadn't had an amazing Humboldt Fog cheesecake that was just touched with honey.
a couple really good honeys with cheese are chestnut and corbezzolo.
both somewhat bitter and not too sweet.
I have enjoyed these honeys with mellow or nutty cheeses - sheep (manchego, petit basque, etc.), roquefort, stilton, aged gouda, comte, similar nutty sheeses Bet it would be good with a cheese like Chimay, too.The flavors of the cheeses just pop out with the honey.
Its very much worth trying out.