Cheese and chocolate is one of the most luxurious and delightful pairings in the food world. It works in the same way as drinking wine and eating fruits with cheese - cutting through the creaminess, evoking layers of flavour and when all is done and you are sitting back with a smile, the flavours hang together in perfect harmony. Together with Neal’s Yard Dairy, champion of British artisan cheese makers, we have paired 10 chocolates with 4 very different cheeses, and have created new limited edition chocolates with particular cheeses in mind.
Join Willie and Neal’s Yard for a Live Cheese and Chocolate Tasting on zoom on Thursday 30th September, or armed with the Tasting Notes you will find in the box, sit back and explore pairings of your own.
Welcome to a World of Adventure.
This letterbox sized Tasting Box contains 10 x 50g chocolates, including 2 Magnificent Creations which are limited edition chocolates made specially for my Tasting Boxes
2 x single estate dark bars: Las Trincheras 72, Sambirano 71
3 x single estate milk bars: Milk of the gods, Sea Flakes and Milk of the Stars
2 x flavoured dark bars: Luscious Orange, Ginger Lime
3 Magnificent Creations, all perfect for eating with cheese
– Raisins soaked in Port. Rio Maranon 70 dark chocolate with raisins soaked in port. I have jars and jars of fruits soaking in alcohols and the plumy, dark fruit notes in the port are carried perfectly by their friends the raisins. This is one luxuriously fruity chocolate and if you try eating it with a blue cheese, which is what I designed it for, you can look forward to a moment of pure happiness.
– Bramley Apple. Creamy white chocolate jewelled with Bramley Apples. This has been another labour of love. Mountains of apples, peeled, diced, rolled in lemon juice and dried to make the perfect jewels for our creamy white chocolate. I created this chocolate to be eaten with Durrus, a creamy soft cheese. With its kick of apple it is a classic pairing.
– Super Oishi. Awajun 70 dark chocolate with black garlic and miso. It’s thrillingly rare to taste something as unique as Black Garlic. Nothing like fresh garlic, this Japanese sweet delicacy has complex, smoky caramel notes and is packed with umami. With a background of miso, it’s super oishi (delicious) hanging with Awajun cacao, and OH BOY is it INCREDIBLE with cheese!
The Flavour Map and Tasting Notes explaining why I make the chocolates as I do
If you would like to look forward to a box like this dropping through your letterbox every month, each time with a different selection and with new Magnificent Creations, sign up to my Monthly Chocolate Subscription.
Only Natural Ingredients
Suitable for vegetarians
Contains nuts, dairy
Free alcohol, gluten and soya