Wedge Up With, Gin-flavored Cheese?!
Just when you thought you’d seen it all (when it comes to cheeses, that is), a new cheese is making big waves. If you truly love cheese, you know all cheese varieties are delicious – but just wait until you try gin-flavored cheese. That’s right: gin is the newest player in the flavored-cheese game. It may sound unusual, but the flavors are actually perfect partners, blended together deliciously for a melt-in-your-mouth treat.
Gin-flavored cheese may contain other flavors as well, including lemon, a perfect addition to its delicate taste. Alcohol and cheese together is nothing new, of course – wine and cheese have been found side-by-side at dinner parties and get-togethers for as long as we can remember. Many people are already familiar with pink prosecco cheese, so it’s not that big a leap to experiment with other alcohol flavors. Fans of this new cheese flavor say it gives prosecco cheese a run for its money, so definitely give it a try!
These aren’t the only boozy cheeses out there. Those who look can find lots of options to satisfy both their love of cheese and their penchant for a stiff drink. Cheeses can now be found with such flavor blends as Irish whiskey and ginger; tequila, chili, and lime; and a milder cheese made with flavors of ale and mustard, achievable through the use of Advanced Biotech’s Allyl Isothiocyanate Natural. Cheese is often served alongside alcoholic beverages, and these new products are a fun way to combine these experiences in one tasty bite.
What we love most about liquor-flavored cheeses is the whole new world of flavor they open up. The popularity of gin-flavored cheese just goes to show there’s always something new to learn about flavor and room to experiment within the food and beverage industry when it comes to creating unique products. Cheese makes a fabulously versatile base for an endless variety of flavors. Besides alcohol, flavorists have been experimenting with flavored cheeses containing surprising ingredients such as horseradish, cranberry, garlic, habanero peppers, onion, and even sweeter options like maple syrup or chocolate.
Whether your idea of the perfect cheese is sliced on a plate next to a glass of wine or melted inside a toasty sandwich, there’s no longer any reason for consumers to settle for plain, run-of-the-mill cheese. The world of flavor is wide open, from herbs and spices to gin and tequila. It’s time to get creative with cheese – cocktail parties will never be the same!