Cheese is a tasty and healthy nutritious product enriched with a whole range of vitamins and microelements. Its moderate consumption improves the condition of the skin, hair and nails, strengthens bones, normalizes the functioning of internal organs, and stabilizes the psycho-emotional background. The taste palette of cheeses varies depending on the variety, the degree of aging and the country of origin.
Cheeses are spicy, spicy, fresh, sour, and brackish. But the most complete cheese reveals its taste only in combination with certain products. The selection of a harmonious duet is the key to obtaining a real gastronomic pleasure.
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SUCCESSFULLY COMBINED COUPLES
CHEESE AND WINE
Classic, well-known combination. Cheese helps to open up the wine bouquet, and vice versa. Properly selected wine emphasizes the best taste of cheese. When choosing wine for cheese, it is important to follow the rule of taste parity:
- light wines are suitable for young cheeses with a delicate creamy texture;
- the richer, more mature the wine, the more piquant should be the taste of its cheese pair.
Cheeses with blue mold will harmoniously complement fortified wines, brine cheeses will suit fruity and semi-sweet aperitifs, red or white rich wines can be paired with long-aged hard cheeses, sparkling wines will reveal the delicate creamy taste of soft cheeses with white mold such as Brie.
CHEESE AND NUTS
Classic combination. Almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts will be a great addition to a cheese plate and will emphasize the taste of any cheese.
CHEESE AND VEGETABLES
Not only tasty, but also a healthy combination. According to nutritionists, cheese is best absorbed when eaten with vegetables. A fatty, salty cheese product rich in protein is balanced by low-calorie, neutral-tasting vegetables and herbs. At the same time, products can be combined both fresh and after heat treatment. Cheese complements baked cauliflower, decorates pumpkin dishes, diversifies the taste of asparagus, and spices up any vegetable salad.
Young pickled cheeses are ideally combined with beets. With goat cheese, you can cook delicious carpaccio. A fresh salad of beets and feta, complemented by walnuts, will delight even sophisticated gourmets.
CHEESE AND FRUITS
An interesting combination of sweet and salty. Juicy, sweet pear and salty cheese with a rich taste can decorate any dish: whether it’s a light salad, a gourmet dessert or traditional canapes. Enrich the taste of cheese and pineapple, figs, kiwi, apple. Fruit jams are a great addition to a cheese plate.
CHEESE AND COFFEE
A noble combination for gourmets. The most famous example of the success of this tandem is the Tiramisu dessert. The options for consuming cheese with coffee are quite diverse: you can dip a few pieces into a coffee drink and enjoy an extraordinary taste, you can just drink strong coffee and use the cheese as a dessert.
CHEESE AND HONEY
A cheese plate cannot do without this ingredient. Honey surprisingly harmoniously complements the taste of cheese. The contrasting combination of sweet and salty in a special way reveals the flavor palette of both products. Soft honey sweetness sets off the spiciness and excessive saltiness of the cheese.
Buckwheat honey is best suited for aged hard varieties, soft pickled cheeses such as White Cheese feta are recommended to be served with floral types of honey.
CHEESE AND MUSTARD
Unusual combination. As part of any dish, these two ingredients are ideally suited to each other, giving it both creamy tenderness and light spiciness.
CHEESE AND BERRIES
The perfect combination for dessert. Cheese is used to make cheesecakes, various puff pastry baskets, pies, butter cream. A baked cheese with sweet berries will give a real gastronomic pleasure and allow you to take a completely new look at the familiar product.
Cheese combined with grapes is an unsurpassed appetizer or fresh dessert. Bright, tart taste of cheese will complement juicy, sweet and sour grapes. Strawberries with grated Parmesan are vastly superior in flavor to the battered combination of strawberries and cream.
CHEESE AND OLIVES
Olives help emphasize the spicy taste of the cheese. They will not be superfluous either on a cheese plate or in a salad.
CHEESE AND FISH
Pretty traditional combo. Many housewives in everyday life use cheese to cook fish dishes. It gives them a delicate creamy taste and allows you to prepare a restaurant-level dish from simple ingredients.
Cheese can be served as a separate dish in the form of a charcuterie board, it is added to salads, snacks and sauces, it harmoniously complements various hot dishes, desserts are made on its basis. Properly selected products not only enrich the taste characteristics of cheese, but also facilitate the process of its assimilation by the body.