Delicious Cheese and Chocolate Pairings
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Divine Chocolate and The World’s Best Cheddar – a decadently delicious collaboration.
Who would have guessed that two wildly different tastes could come together to create such a scrumptious flavor combination? This is exactly what happens when you pair a variety of cheeses and chocolates; you get a surprisingly compatible, totally extraordinary taste treat. You might not think these two delicious, but very different, flavors would work so well together. But take it from us, pairing cheddar and chocolate creates a culinary combo of sublime delight.
Great taste isn’t the only thing that makes chocolate and cheese the food world’s newest power couple. Both of these delectable comestibles bring some pretty impressive health benefits to the table as well.
What Are The Health Benefits of Chocolate?
Let’s start with chocolate, much loved for its sinfully delicious taste and mouth feel. Did you know that chocolate also packs a powerful nutritional punch? Chocolate’s most essential ingredient, cacao, is loaded with antioxidant flavonoids and theobromine.
A Swedish study of more than 31,000 women found that those who eat one or two servings of dark chocolate each week can cut their risk of heart failure by one third. From Switzerland another study revealed that eating dark chocolate could significantly reduce stress levels.
What Are The Health Benefits of Cheddar Cheese?
Next up, let’s check out the health benefits of cheddar. Cheese is a delicious delivery system for protein as well as a host of important vitamins and minerals. Calcium at the top of the list. What a tasty way to promote strong bones!
And that’s not all. A serving of cheese also contains:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B12
It’s hard to believe that a food that is so good can be so good for you.
All the health benefits aside, we found that combining the sweet, dark, extravagant taste of chocolate with the salty, savory, sharpness of Cabot Cheese makes for a marvelous match-up. Our friends at the aptly named Divine Chocolate (like Cabot, they’re a co-operative!) worked with us to develop five fantastic Chocolate and Cheese pairings that will surprise and delight even the pickiest palate.
How Do You Taste Chocolate & Cheese Together?
- Smell the cheese and chocolate before tasting
- First, taste the cheese
- Then, take a small bite of cheese followed by a small bite of chocolate
- Finally, chew for a moment, then take another small bite of cheese
Of course, these are merely suggestions. There’s really no right or wrong way to pair these two tantalizing tastes.
We say, surround yourself with some Divine Chocolate and The World’s Best Cheddar and let your imagination soar. We had such a deliciously good time matching up our favorite cheese and chocolates. Bon appétit!
Seriously Sharp + 70% Dark Chocolate with Raspberries
Pairing this Divine bar with Seriously Sharp Cheddar provides a wonderfully flavorful experience. It has a sour, tangy flavor which pairs perfectly with the tartness of Dark Chocolate with Raspberries. The bright raspberry flavor is exactly what is needed to balance the slightly bitter notes of Seriously Sharp.
Habanero + Milk Chocolate
Opposites attract when pairing the furiously fiery & bold flavor of the Habanero; this profile works best with Divine’s smooth Milk Chocolate. The sweetness of the chocolate nicely mellows the spiciness of the cheese, creating a pleasurable balance of flavors. It’s a truly satisfying pairing of sweet & savory.
Monterey Jack + Milk Chocolate
With its smooth, nut-like flavor and distinctive taste, Monterey Jack is a popular mild-mannered cheese that needs a partner like Divine’s equally melodious Milk Chocolate. Each brings out the other’s soft and creamy texture to create a classically delicious pair.
Alpine Blend + Dark Chocolate with Almonds
Cabot’s Alpine Blend has been aged to creamy, nutty perfection. Pairing this cheese with Divine’s Dark Chocolate with Whole Almonds accentuates both its nutty flavor profile as well as the slight “grana” texture similar to Parmesan. When combined, the taste seems at once familiar and also completely unique.
Our friends at Divine Chocolate are a pioneering Fairtrade chocolate company, co-owned by 85,000+ cocoa farmer members of Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana. As co-owners of Divine Chocolate, Kuapa Kokoo farmers get a share in the profits, a say in the company, and a voice in the global marketplace. Cabot Creamery and Divine Chocolate are also both Certified B Corporations. This means they have met the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, and that they aspire to use business as a force for good.
Looking for more ways to pair your favorite Cabot cheeses? Get inspiration here!