CHEESE AND HONEY
My blog a year ago about feta cheese and watermelon generated more comment on FoodBev.com than almost anything else I’ve written. Well, I experienced another sensational new taste combination I had not tried before, while I was in St Petersburg for Zenith’s Global Dairy Congress. Russian food has improved beyond measure since I first travelled there 40 years ago. I especially enjoyed the pancake snacks and some very tender fish. My new discovery, appropriately for a dairy week, came with a selection of cheeses for dessert. In the middle of my plate was a small bowl of honey. It was a treat. Even with blue cheese. And it beats jam, which is also becoming increasingly popular as a cheese accompaniment. In fact, cheese is breaking into all kinds of new sweet dessert territory. Another product I enjoyed more than I expected was a chocolate-coated cottage cheese snack bar from dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann. What would the Danish Government say to that ?