Honey & Cheese
Enhance your next cheese board with honey and cheese. A drizzle of sweet honey, the perfect contrast to the saltiness of the cheese.
Let us introduce you to one of the most magical pairings: honey and cheese. Combining the natural sweetness of honey with the rich, savoury and salty flavours of cheese creates a harmonious balance that tantalizes the taste buds and will elevate your cheeseboard experience to new heights.
When it comes to creating the perfect cheeseboard, honey serves as an excellent accompaniment, adding depth and complexity to you cheese selections. The sweetness of honey will complement the saltiness and creaminess of the cheese; intensifying their inherent flavours and textures. Always remember, honey is meant to enhance the flavour of cheese, not smother it, so use it sparingly.
When pairing cheese with honey there are no hard and fast rules. Most pairings come down to personal preference and are subjective to the honey you enjoy and the cheeses that you like.
The diverse and complex flavours of Australian honey mean you can keep it as simple or as complex as you like. Consider the different flavour profiles of honey; delicate, fruity, warm or bold. The delicate sweetness of clover honey complements the mildness of fresh goat cheese, while the robust and bold flavour of buckwheat honey pairs beautifully with pungent blue cheese.Explore Signature Pairings
The key to crafting an exceptional cheeseboard is to choose a variety of honeys and cheeses that offer diverse tastes and characteristics. Opt for a mix of sweet and mild honey, and soft and hard cheese as each bring their own distinct qualities to the table; creating a symphony of flavours.
Combine the smooth textures of fresh cheeses with the delicate sweetness of honeycomb. The velvety, spreadable consistency of goat’s cheese melts on your tongue, providing a creamy backdrop for the waxy crunch of honeycomb.
With its soft, velvety texture, and rich, buttery taste, brie offers a delectable canvas for a delicate or fruity honey to shine. Its creamy, melt-in-your-mouth consistency provides the perfect foundation for the delicate sweetness to unfold. Add some crunch with a garnish of nuts.
The nutty, complex notes of Gruyère harmonize flawlessly with the comforting, aromatic sweetness of a warm honey, creating a symphony of flavours that delights the senses.
Pecorino and creamed honey are a delightful culinary union. The robust aged flavours of the cheese combine beautifully with the luscious, velvety sweetness of creamed honey. Add a slice of fig for an enticing visual display that sets the stage for an extraordinary tasting experience.
If you usually shy away from strong blues, this is the time to be more adventurous. Cheeses with a strong pungent flavour require a honey to match. Choose a strong bold honey, like the intense earthy flavours of buckwheat. The sweet honey will mellow out the strong flavour.