An Irresistible Pairing: Royal Hawaiian Honey and Cheese

March 01, 2011

Having company this weekend?  Here’s an idea for an unusual hors d’oeuvre: try a honey and cheese pairing!  But don’t use just any honey;  Royal Hawaiian Honeys are 100% raw, single-source varietal honeys harvested by a family-owned apiary on the Big Island of Hawaii.  They are dedicated to producing the finest quality, artisan Hawaiian honeys while connecting you to their honey’s origin and its story.   Better yet, they adhere to strict standards of sustainability by practicing organic farming and implementing a CARBON-FREE® initiative whereby all emissions associated with manufacturing, packaging and shipping these products are neutralized through supporting’s portfolio of certified carbon reduction projects. These honeys have an almost amber color and thick texture. The texture is a little grainy, and the rich taste is distinctive – you get a taste of brown sugar with some molasses and then, at the end, some spices.  They’re just the thing to pair with cheese.  Click on the links below to order online! Directions: Use some mini toasts or very plain water cracker, spread the honey on them, and top with cheese. Christmas Berry Honey Fresh chevre or other goat cheeses with a sharp, tangy flavor. Lehua Honey Zamarano or Manchego cheese- sheep’s milk cheeses with a dry, nutty flavor. Macadamia Nut Blossom Honey Buttery and rich cheeses made from cow�s milk like a triple-cr�me or brie, or marscapone.