Cheese is often used as a dessert
and these offerings are actually as sweet as a dessert. They
can be paired with fruit or cookies and you will have a nice dessert that is
more healthy and
less carbs than a regular dessert. Best of all you won't feel cheated out
sweet ending to
your meal. Any of these can be ordered by going to
White Stilton with Fruit
Most of us are familiar with the popular blue stiltons
made in England.
These unusual cheeses are made with white stilton and mixed with fruits to make
dessert or snack. I serve them on graham crackers and you get what amounts
to an adult
version of cheesecake that is not so sweet or caloric. I have also made
"Oreos" out of these
by mixing the fruited stilton with a little fresh mascarpone and sandwiching it
between a couple
of thin crispy cookies. All of these make a wonderful topping for salads.
One of the most
popular cheeses in any of my tastings ever, the pineapple is the standout.
Next in popularity are
the lemon, and the mango with ginger. Also available are strawberry, blueberry,
Try the pineapple first, you will be hooked.
Chocolate cheese? When most people first hear of
this they cringe. Again
just think of chocolate cheesecake and you know this one is a winner. Also
from England and
using white stilton as a base, this cheese is tangy and the perfect after dinner
treat. It's very
elegant and good for entertaining.
Chocolate Capri Log
Even tangier than is cow's milk cousin, this chocolate
in a 5 oz. log that is perfect for a holiday dessert tray with the pies
Capra Honey Goat
When strawberries are in season, almost nothing compares
to a little of this creamy, honey flavored goat cheese spread on top of a
strawberry. Nice on it's own, it really shines. Perfect for an
informal brunch or as a
healthy snack. Don't be afraid of this one, it is always popular whenever
I have served
VOD Currant This
Swedish cheese is a medium-hard cheese that has been soaked in
Absolut Currant vodka. Just a twinge of sweet flavor comes through in this
cheese. Best served with crackers, I have served this many times and had
commenting on how much they enjoyed it. Sweden makes many varieties of
that we all know, but this little secret is now out.
Australia has been adding delicious cheeses to it's
exports in recent
times and one of the most unusual is this lavender cheese. It is infused
lavender blossoms and is as unusual looking as it is tasty. This cheese
with a crisp white wine.
Cranberry Chevre with Cinnamon
This holiday friendly goat cheese hails from
where they take their dairy products seriously. The 11 oz. log is covered
dried cranberries and flavored with a little cinnamon. It is one of the
cheeses that I
am constantly getting asked about. In my monthly tasting in Los Gatos, Ca,
I have to
bring it practically every month and it sells out with back orders every time.
I like this
cheese best on a crispy wheat cracker.
Another British invention, this is a dry, crumbly cheese
dried cranberries mixed in. I do not care for this cheese to eat on it's own but
impressive on a salad or in a turkey sandwich. It comes in regular cuts
wrapped in purple wax in a heart shape. This also comes in apricot, but
only in regular
cuts, not in a heart shape.