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Sweet, Savory, Melted and Delicious

Combined with chocolate's rich creaminess, cheese is even more delicious.

Imagine melting dark chocolate shavings and crumbles of supple, delicate cheese warmed and combined into a succulent consistency. Sounds good, right?

That's because melted chocolate makes a delightful pairing with cheese and can effortlessly produce all sorts of exciting flavors. Chocolate and cheese both have intricate production processes that create common textures - making it easy to create salty and sweet harmony between the two.

When it comes to pairing melted chocolate and cheese, use your imagination! Here are a few ideas for combinations to get started:

- Ile de France Camembert provides flavorful, creamy experience that blends well with milk chocolate. To make a truly decadent treat, try combining the two into a luscious truffle! (see below)

- For a delicious indulgence, try Ile de France Roquefort with dark chocolate. The full-flavored fromage packs a salty intensity that blends with the cool sweetness of dark chocolate.

- Ile de France Goat Cheese features a fresh flavor that is slightly salty, making it an excellent treat to enjoy with sweeter chocolates and melted dark chocolate flakes.

- Brie is a smooth, buttery cheese that presents a perfect palette companion for a rich and creamy chocolate sauce. Brie en Croute is a traditional, heated Brie dish that features the fromage housed in a delicate pastry shell. The combination also can be enjoyed on its own with no preparation at all.

To create irresistible melted chocolate and cheese pairings, try making simple truffls with your favorites!

Homemade cheese and chocolate truffles:

  • 4 ounces (with rind removed) Ile de France Brie, Camembert, Goat Cheese or Roquefort, softened at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 ounces dark or milk chocolate chocolate shavings
Coating  6 ounces of chocolate shavings
  1. Combine cheese and sugar and mix until sugar dissolves.
  2. Melt the filling chocolate over simmering water
  3. Combine melted chocolate, sugar, and cheese and work together with a wooden spoon or flexible spatula until the mixture is consistent.
  4. Roll mixture into 1/2-inch balls and refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Melt the coating chocolate and dip the cheese balls in it.

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