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Chocolate and Cheese Pairing: Millcreek Cacao Roasters 70% Arriba with Espresso and Beehive Cheese Barely Buzzed

Posted by on 14th May 2018

This pairing is perfect in the morning or any time of day that you want to combine chocolate and cheese with the aromas of espresso and lavender.

Local roasted espresso beans are a bold and robust wake call for the spirit! A carefully selected blend of locally roasted beans by our sister company, Millcreek Coffee Roasters, this dark chocolate bar creates an exciting convergence of two bold ingredients. Nothing can overwhelm the fruit and caramel flavors of the heirloom Arriba in our 70% bar. The luxuriously smooth chocolate is well situated to the aroma and mouth feel of the perfectly roasted espresso. 

Layer this chocolate with a cheese called , a great American Original, Barely Buzzed. Local Utah cheese  wunderkinds, Beehive Cheese, have created a unique espresso and lavender hand-rubbed cheese with subtle notes of butterscotch and caramel. Made from the milk of Jersey cows; this is a full-bodied cheese with a smooth, creamy texture. Barely Buzzed, named by Andrea at Deluxe Foods in California is Beehive's  most popular cheese.

The  espresso blend is then mixed with French Superior lavender buds and freshly ground onsite. The mixture is diluted with oil to suspend the dry ingredients in the rub. Rubbing the cheese produces notes of butterscotch and caramel near the rind, which find their way to the center of the cheese.

To enjoy this pairing try a small piece of the Millcreek Cacao Espresso letting the chocolate spread out on your tongue. follow the chocolate with a thin slice of Barely Buzzed and wait for the combo to lift your spirits!

Chocolate and Cheese Pairing: Millcreek Cacao Roasters 45% Milk Chocolate and Parrano Gouda from Uniekass

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Chocolate and Cheese Pairing: Millcreek Cacao Roasters 78% Pure Chuno and Fromage de Meaux

Begin your chocolate and  cheese experience with the enticing snap of beautifully tempered bar. Notice the jasmine and fig nuances with a sparkle of citrus on your palette.Savor this smooth velvety bar that gets its complex flavor from heirloom cacao grown in the deeply lush and fertile northern mountains of Nicaragua, Monte Galpa. Add a thinly sliced [...]

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Coming to a Dark Chocolate Bar Near You

Traveling over 4600 miles from Samuel Von Rutte's Hacienda Limon in Los Rios Ecuador to Millcreek Cacao Roasters the seal was cut on over 8800 pounds of the finest HCP certified Heirloom Cacao. Why do we get so excited when our Arriba Nacional arrives? Because it's all about the bean! We are very picky about our beans to [...]

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New Heirloom Cacao Tea with Benefits of Theobromine and Anandamine

We are very excited to launch our latest Ecuadorian Heirloom Cacao product. Using the naturally occurring theobromine from the cacao shell and nibs, our teas have a euphoric effect. This specialty tea is perfect in the afternoon, post-dinner, or just to relax. Buy the loose tea in it's purest form or with a flavor [...]

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Learn About the History and Health Benefits of Cacao

What is Cacao?The name of the species is Theobroma, or Food of the Gods.The cacao bean is actually a seed and grows in pods on trees. This small evergreen tree grows in tropical climates. The football sized fruit of the tree is the cacao pods and hold approximately 30-50 seeds. To produce one pound [...]

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