Wild Pairings Worthy of A Cheesy Competition

This past June, our cheesemongers competed against the best of the best at The Cheesemonger Invitational in NYC.  Here are our perfect pairings and the bite that just changed lives that day from our Queen of Flavor, Leslie U.!  

Creamy.  Sweet. The Best Pie You’ll Ever Eat.

Leslie U. whipped up this game-changing mini pie.  “The Full Cremonty” is a Thai basil key lime pie with a spiced graham cracker crust, La Quercia Tamworth prosciutto crisp, whipped Cremont, and fresh lime zest.  Each judge had a section of bites to taste and score, and this piece of perfect was selected as one of the top bites of the night!  Go Leslie go!

Crispy.  Meaty.  A Tangy Bite That’s “Ossau Good.”

Mark B. pulled out all the stops with this fusion bite.  “The Spicy Ossau” has beautiful layers of flavor with Larchmont Bresaola around Brooklyn Brine spicy carrots, Snapea Crisps and Ossau Iraty.

Syrupy.  Umami-like.  A Meaty Spread Atop A Cheese Trophy.

Joe G. stacked ’em high with his bite that was “Ossau Blis-ful.” Starting with an Ossau Iraty cube and drizzled with Blis Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup and a little Black Lava Sea Salt. On top of that, a “meatball” made of maple-syrup-laden La Quercia Nduja. And a toothpick through it all.

Try recreating some of these at home and share ’em all over the internet with us!