How to Pair Honey and Cheese
A cheese board isn't complete without honey's smooth texture and light sweet taste-- it's the perfect homage to your fromage. The best honey and cheese pairings complement one another to create a delicate balance of the five taste groupings: sweet, salty, bitter, tangy, and savory.
We believe the best honey you can use to enhance the flavor of any cheese is Savannah Bee Company Honey for Cheese. The bright, crisp flavor profile of this honey brings out the tasty tang of everything from mild cheddar to the sharpest Roquefort. While any cheese would pair deliciously with honey, we have some suggestions for cheeses that will really steal the show.
Here is a list of our go-to cheese and honey pairings:
Blue Cheese is downright heavenly with honey. The sweet honey will mellow out the strong flavor of the blue. PRO TIP: Blue Cheese with a dollop of honey is the perfect addition to any grazing board, especially with a halved walnuts served alongside.
Fresh Goat Cheese and other tangy, acidic cheese like feta are subdued with a drizzle of honey. PRO TIP: For a great cheese spread, bring your goat cheese to room temperature and stir in honey and herbs. Serve alongside your favorite cracker.
Ricotta topped with figs, apricots, berries, and drizzled with honey can be served for breakfast or even as a dessert. Add a salty element by serving sliced prosciutto on the side.
Parmigiano-Reggiano’s salty, nutty flavor is more enhanced with a drizzle of sweet honey. PRO TIP: Have you ever tried a honey pasta? Our Honey Garlic Pasta recipe takes the Parmesan and honey pairing to a delicious new dinner time level!
Brie and triple creams are perfection when served warm with a drizzle of honey and a garnish of crunchy nuts. PRO TIP: Try a brie and honey grilled cheese! You may never go back to the yellow stuff!