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Vlaskaas – A Delicious Dutch Treat!

November 5, 2012

Beemster’s Vlaskaas was originally made to celebrate the flax harvest, but today’s cheese lovers can celebrate that it is available year round! Sweet, salty, creamy and crunchy, this cheese is a welcome addition to any cheese board!

Tea and Cheese pairing exploration

October 13, 2011

Tea and Cheese pairing exploration

 

This is a study I did earlier this summer for a complex pairings course. 

Teas and cheeses can be very successful partners in a pairing situation.  Black teas and green teas offer greater chances for success, while white tea and herbals offer the least. Strive for balance; too strong of a tea will overwhelm the cheese, and likewise, too strong a cheese will overpower a tea.  By playing with the different aromas and flavours of teas and cheeses, great discoveries can be made.  When brewing tea, it is crucial to pay attention to the recommended steeping times and temperatures to allow for full expression of the tea.

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