Chocolate makes a delightful partner to so many things, from Champagne to beer, to cheese and popcorn. Below are pairings ideas you can try at home. Want to learn more? Check out my upcoming experiences.
Salted caramel + bourbon
Living near the Kentucky border has exposed me to the virtues of good bourbon. When sipped slowly and paired with a soft vanilla caramel enrobed in dark chocolate and topped with sea salt, you have yourself one a fine little nightcap.
Dark chocolate lime + kölsch
Everyone expects wine and chocolate. For an unexpected pairing, try beer and chocolate. Experiment with a citrus-flavored bon bon (here, I have my lime basil truffle) with your favorite kölsch-style beer. I'm partial to MadTree Lift.
Dark chocolate + provolone
Try aged provolone topped with a square of 65% dark chocolate. The subtle nuttiness of an aged cheese are an interesting counterpoint to the sweet yet slightly bitter chocolate. Make sure to bring the cheese to room temperature before serving. This might be the unexpected hit at your next cocktail party.
Milk chocolate + green apple
Green apple + milk chocolate is a surprising combination. The crisp tartness of the green apple and the creamy, subtle bitterness of the chocolate (this was 36%) is a more interesting pairing than the traditional strawberries and chocolate. The kids will like this one.