Pairing chocolate and cheese is not simple, and it is necessary to choose the right mix of flavors. Let's start wih the best dark chocolate and cheese pairings.
Aged cheeses and dark chocolate
Cheeses with an intense and dry flavor combine perfectly with dark chocolate and its strong and slightly bitter taste. Delicious combinations are dark chocolate and aged Pecorino, Parmigiano Reggiano, aged Gouda and Ricotta: these cheeses can be served with pieces of chocolate or sprinkled with chocolate shavings.
Milk chocolate and cream cheese
Milk and white chocolates, instead, combine perfectly with fresh and young cheeses for their milky and soft savor: Brie, Stracchino, Camembert, CreamyGorgonzola are all ideal to be served with milk and white chocolate. Another amazing pairing is Cheddar, a traditional English cheese, and milk chocolate: the nutty and caramel-flavored of this cheese can be combined with many types of milk chocolate.
A decadent recipe with these two ingredients is chocolate and cream cheese fondue: melt dark chocolate, add some cream and vanilla extract, and dip pieces of creamy cheese and strawberrries in the chocolate fondue. The result will be amazing.