Cheese and chocolate pairing. Match made in heaven?

Cheese and chocolate pairing. Match made in heaven?

“But how’s that?! Cheese and chocolate?! ” I heard from a friend when I showed her occasional photo on my Instagram (follow) The surprise is probably due to the fact that Chocolate is associated with sweetness. We like to think about cheeses rather in terms of “salty”. In the end we all heard about wine + cheese combo. For more adventurous readers I also recommend my guide- soon to come – how to pair chocolate with wine (stay tuned folks!) So what about cheese? The first time I heard about cheese and chocolate pairing while I  was on holiday  in Colombia. It turns out that cheese dipped in  hot chocolate is a traditional delicacy served in many cafés in Bogota. Hearing about this delicacy (?) for the first time I winced in a slight expectation of the worst. It turned out, however, that the cheese served in hot chocolate is a soft cheese, in the taste resembling a bit ricotta (maybe a little more blunt than ricotta and -yes! that’s possible). As a result, the shock for the taste buds was a bit smaller. But really speaking of serving yourself a surprise, it turns out all the fun is to hack the sense of taste and strike  with salty and sweet. Simultaneously. Sounds silly? And Salted caramel, anyone? Camembert and cranberries? These are the classics of this type of matching Okay. Enough of it. Let’s get down to business and pair something. and by that, I mean – of course – Cheese and chocolate pairing 101. In this post I am not going to go into into the depths of the art of pairing.   This time just the basics – what...