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Cheese Please! Bleuberet’s Cheese Series, Pairing & Suggestions, Part 2

It’s time for part deux in our Cheese Please! As mentioned before, your local shop/cheesemonger (Campbell Cheese is our local Cheesemonger in Brooklyn) may not have these specific cheeses, meats and accoutrements, but through your own creativity and your helpful cheesemonger, you can use the below flavor profiles as a template. We got a little sweet on this one because who doesn’t love a delicious dessert plate with chocolates and a decadent cheese selections!?

Cremeux de Bourgogne, Cow, Froagerie Delin, France

  • This creamy cow’s milk cheese might be one of the most decadent cheeses you may ever try. Sample it on its own and it almost feels like eating dessert.
  • It is lusciously rich…like a firmer version of mascarpone or crème fraiche.
  • Cremeux de Bourgogne has a mild, creamy flavor which allows it to pair well with a variety of other ingredients, especially sweet, tart fruits.

2-year Gouda, Cow,  L’Amuse, The Netherlands

  • Gouda is always a crowd pleaser and this 2-year aged cheese from The Netherlands is no exception.
  • It has a firm, somewhat crumbly texture with plenty of protein crystals dispersed throughout.
  • The flavor is robust- salty with nutty butterscotch notes.

Raaka Pink Sea Salt Unroasted Chocolate

  • At 71% chocolate, this bar is dark enough to add a pleasant bitterness to this cheese plate, but retains a smooth sweetness that is perfect for a dessert board.
  • The addition of pink sea salt adds a nice balance, in particular, when enjoyed with other sweet flavors such as jams and fruit.
  • Raaka chocolate is unroasted which allows bright, unique flavors to shine through.

Additional Pairings:

  • Bual Madeira– A sweet dessert wine with notes of coffee, caramel, cocoa. Pairs well with chocolate and rich cheeses and will easily push a cheese plate into dessert territory.
  • Reisling– Semi-sweet or sweet with crisp acidity and floral notes. Pairs especially well with salty cheeses such as Gouda
  • Bleuberet pairing: We recommend In the Buff for a plate like this – the blueberry’s sweetness pairs nicely with a variety of flavors.

PS – If you have a cheese fest coming up, and there might be leftover cheese, our Cheese Please foodie box has the perfect cheese saving bags and jams to enjoy the with remaining cheese.

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