A cheese board is the perfect anytime indulgence for entertaining and enjoying with friends. To mark the launch of our new Honey for Cheese collection, we’ve pulled together some essential tips and tricks for you to enjoy anytime, anywhere when creating a mouthwatering platter to please.
Honey for Cheese. There are simply too many delicious varieties of cheese and other accompaniments that we love matching with our range of honeys. From cheddar, ricotta, gouda and goats cheese, together with crackers, fruit breads, dried raisins and figs, over the years we’ve come to realise that creating a delicious and innovative cheese platter can be loads of fun!
That’s why we’ve included an inspiring collection of 5 great ways to enjoy honey with cheese tips inside each individual Honey with Cheese pack to get you started while you prepare your platters at home. There is no denying that the sweetness of honey is the perfect contrast to the saltiness of cheese.
Brunch-time cheese spread.
There is no better time of the day for bringing together the taste sensation that is Creamy Honey Fig & Ginger with your favourite fruit bread, toasts and “unripened” Cottage and Cream cheese varieties or pan-fried Haloumi than a lazy breakfast.
Elevate your brunch cheese platter by adding slices of fresh pear and some warm figs for the perfect start to your day. Set your daily intention and spread honey generously over your toast and fruit.
Picnic style cheese platter.
The perfect treat for a picnic on a sunny Winters day, Honey for Cheese Honey & Nuts is a must for drizzling over a selection of cheeses, dried fruits and salads enjoyed while relaxing or entertaining outdoors.
Treat friends to a tasty spread of semi-hard and white-mould style cheeses (Gouda, Gruyere, Camembert or Brie) topped with Honey & Nuts served together with some freshly sliced fruit while you’re setting up your picnic blanket. Create a heavenly pear and rocket salad, dressed with your favourite crumbled blue cheese combined with Honey & Nuts…. Enjoy!
A pre-dinner cheese board.
Get your guests feeling relaxed while mingling by enchanting them with a beautiful party cheese platter. Start by adding a generous chunk of our delicious, golden Honey for Cheese Raw Honeycomb in the centre of your platter to create a unique and stylish talking point for guests.
Next, add a selection of stronger flavoured cheeses – perhaps a Gorgonzola-style blue, Cheshire cheddar and then for texture, pour some Honey for Cheese Honey & Raw Honeycomb over fresh Ricotta or goats cheese. Be sure to add a generous serve of quality wafer crackers and some crusty bread. Delicious!
We also recommend completing the accompaniments on your Honey for Cheese entertaining platter with a perfectly matched selection of Beechworth Honey food products:
- Nougat Soft Macadamia
- Tomato and Honey Chutney
- Honey and Chilli Mustard
- Sparkling Honey Ginger Soda
It’s no secret. Every cheese lover I have ever met has their favourite, “go to” cheese they just cannot resist when that craving for a cheeky little snack sets in. From cheddars, to blues, soft and hard cheeses, we are so lucky to be living in Australia, a country that is celebrated nationally and around the world for not only making cheeses with great flavours, but for also producing quality ranges of cheese and developing some hands-down delicious cheese innovation.
Naturally with Beechworth Honey being based in Victoria, we’re just little bit proud that our home State leads the charge when it comes to cheese production. In 2017, Victorian cheese makers alone matured, ripened, wrapped and produced more than 271,00 tonnes of cheese! Imagine! That’s equivalent to the weight of 1,000 Boeing 747-300 aeroplanes’ maximum landing weight in wheels of cheesy goodness.
But cheese production is without doubt a national affair. Together, Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland collectively produced 65,00 tonnes of cheese last year, with some of the best cheeses from around the country awarded best in class at the 2018 Australian Grand Dairy Awards. The champion varietals included:
White Mould Cheese: King Island Dairy Discovery Ash Brie, (TAS)
Blue Cheese: Berrys Creek Tarwin Blue, (VIC)
Cheddar Style: Bega Heritage Reserve Vintage Cheddar (NSW)
Semi Hard Cheese: Section 28 Artisan Cheese Monforte (SA)
Washed Rind Cheese: Woombye Black Gold Washed Rind (QLD)
A last slice of trivia
Did you know? In cheese making, an “Affineur” is the person who cares for the cheeses during the aging process.
Eye spy… Visible holes within cheese, such as Swiss cheese are known as “eyes”. They are created by bubbles of carbon dioxide gas that occurs during fermentation.
Honey for Cheese is available in store on online at www.beechworthhoney.com.au. Also, available in selected Woolworths supermarkets.