Did you know that pairing honey with cheese is one of the most sensational experiences that you can give your palate?
Did you know that the saltiness of cheese really brings out the flavour of high quality honey?
In this short blog post we explore some common cheeses and which honeys you can pair with them to create a memorable tasting experience.
The Three Rules Of Pairing Honey With Cheese
1. The Flavour Balance
The flavour balance is important when pairing honey with cheese. One flavour should not dominate the other.
So strong tasting honeys should be paired with strong tasting cheeses and vice versa.
2. Use More Cheese And Less Honey
A common mistake people make when pairing cheese with honey is that they smother the cheese with honey.
Using too much honey drowns away the flavour of the cheese. The ideal amount of honey to use on cheese is an amount small enough to cover a thin film over the cheese.
3. Use An Accompaniment
Breads, fruits, vegetables and nuts can be added to your pairing to enhance the tasting experience and engage multiple layers of flavour.
Try one of the following:
Breads: pepper crackers or herbal flatbreads
Fruits: fresh figs, berries or grapes
Vegetables: olives or sundried tomatoes
Nuts: almonds, walnuts, pecans or pistachios
Which Honey To Use
In this blog post we have selected three of our honeys and cheeses they can be paired with.
Slice some halloumi cheese into small rectangles about 1cm thick. Grill them under both sides are covered in a golden brown crust. Smear a dab of Rivera Gum honey onto each rectangle, add some twigs of rosemary and eat while still warm.
Slice some medium cheddar cheese, arrange on pepper crackers, add a thin slice of apple then touch a small amount of Pink Lychee honey on top.
The cheese should appear sticky. If you can see honey dripping off you have put too much honey on.
Get some Camembert or brie cheese and leave it out of the fridge until it reaches room temperature.
Dab a small amount of Rainforest honey onto the cheese then place some chopped fresh figs and walnuts onto the cheese. Serve on pepper crackers.