Unusual or unique foods often intrigue me, and to say the least, chocolate cheese was very intriguing.
Now there are some things that there is just no way I am going to try, but if I like the ingredients, I usually try at least a tiny taste.
Since learning how to make my own cheese back in 2006, I have been on the lookout for different spices that pair well with cheese.
I honestly had not thought of fruit – or chocolate – but I have to admit both are great ideas and taste pretty darn good paired with cheese.
Chocolate Cheese – Delicious Or Disastrous?
When I saw the chocolate cheese I honestly couldn’t decide if it was going to be a great combination or one of those that makes you want to head straight for the bathroom after the first nibble.
Jerry was with me and commented that even the raccoons wouldn’t eat chocolate cheese – and that comment was funny, but I was far too curious not to buy it.
I looked up chocolate cheese on my iPhone, some people liked it, some hated it.
What the heck.
I was determined after about 10 minutes of searching to find out for myself.
The chocolate cheese went in the cart.
When I got to the checkout lane several people including the cashier commented on the cheese.
I really couldn’t say much since I had never tried it myself.
Upon arriving home, I promptly unwrapped the chocolate cheese, cut a slice and took a teeny tiny bite.
What Does Chocolate Cheese Taste Like?
Creamy – smooth – nutty – and slightly cheesy – delicious!
Chocolate cheese is something anyone who loves chocolate should try.
It is more like a fudge with bits of nuts and tiny bits of cheese.
The taste is incredible.
I like it so much I intend to search for a homemade chocolate cheese recipe.
I don’t know how it would taste on a cracker – and don’t think I will even try it that way, but it would be an ideal cheese to serve with fruit or wine.
Then There Was The Blueberry Cheese
The other cheese that was new to me this week was a blueberry cheese.
Right beside it was a cranberry cheese, but I didn’t try it.
I asked if there was a sample of the blueberry cheese we could try before we bought it.
The lady in the deli said yes and handed us a small sample of the cheese.
She explained that it had no preservatives in it and that it was only available in limited amounts.
My first bite was sweet – it actually tasted like a dessert instead of a cheese.
The sweetness of the blueberries overpowered the cheese completely.
In fact, after buying it, I wondered if I was going to be able to eat it at all given how sweet it actually was.
Pairing Suggestions For Blueberry Cheese
I tried some on top of a poppy thyme cracker and it was a perfect pairing.
The cracker took away some of the sweetness.
I think this cheese would be ideal with a scone, biscuits or served at tea time.
If you get the chance to try some, I recommend that you do.
I intend to look for ways to start incorporating fruit into some of my homemade cheeses.
Just think about pears and cheese or pineapple and cheese – mmm – the combinations sound so good!