Once our ultimate pairings issue, Cheese+, hits stands and goes out to our subscribers, you’ll be able to read all our advice on pairing cheese and honey. Until then, this blog post from Di Bruno Bros. can help get you started on this sweet and savory matchup — there’s more to honey than sweet stuff in a squeezable plastic bear, and understanding the differences in varieties is essential to creating successful pairings with cheese.
Honey’s sweetness is an ideal foil for the salty funk of countless cheeses as well. One great match to try with it is L’Alevare, a sheep’s milk cheese from Emilia-Romagna in Italy. This pecorino-style cheese is wrapped in cotton and dipped in beeswax, which lends a sweetness to its milky profile that is amplified with Cheese Honey by the Savannah Bee Company, a golden variety selected specifically for pairing because it’s balanced enough to neither get lost alongside nor overpower.
Photo by Savannah Bee Company