Do Coffee And Cheese Go Together?

Coffee and cheese can be a delicious and satisfying combination. Coffee has a rich, bold flavor that can stand up to the strong taste of cheese. The two can complement each other perfectly. A bite of sharp cheddar followed by a sip of coffee is a perfect example of this. 

The coffee will cleanse your palate and prepare you for the next bite of cheese. Whether you prefer a dark roast, medium roast, or light roast coffee, it can add depth and complexity to your favorite cheeses. The bold flavor pairs perfectly with creamy goat cheese, while brewed coffee goes well with a sharp cheddar or gouda.

If you enjoy the subtle sweetness of honey in your tea, try stirring some into your coffee and then dipping cheese cubes into it.

Benefits Of Coffee And Cheese

There are many benefits of combining coffee and cheese. First, coffee and cheese are both high in antioxidants. This means they can help protect your cells from damage and reduce your risk of diseases like cancer. Second, coffee and cheese are both high in caffeine.

Caffeine is a stimulant that can improve your focus and energy levels. Combine these benefits, and you have a perfect drink or snack that can help boost your energy and promote focus throughout the day. Some people might be hesitant to try coffee and cheese together, as they may think that one of these foods will overpower the other. 

However, coffee and cheese can be an incredibly satisfying combination when done right. If you are new to this combination, start with a mild cheese like cheddar or mozzarella, and then work your way up to stronger cheeses like blue cheese or Gorgonzola. And be sure to experiment with different types of coffee, such as espresso, French press, or cold brew.

With the right ingredients and preparation techniques, coffee and cheese can be enjoyed together in various delicious ways.

What Makes A Good Coffee And Cheese Pairing?

There are a few things that make a good coffee and cheese pairing:

  1. The coffee should have a strong flavor that can stand up to the cheese.
  2. The two foods should complement each other in taste.
  3. They should both be able to fill you up and give you energy.

Some great coffee and cheese pairings include:

  • Coffee with sharp cheddar cheese
  • Espresso with Parmesan cheese
  • Americano with Gouda cheese
  • Cappuccino with Gruyere cheese

Each of these combinations has a strong coffee flavor that can hold its own against the strong taste of cheese. They also have different tastes that complement each other perfectly. And finally, they will all fill you up and give you a boost of energy.

Interesting Recipes For Coffee And Cheese Combination

Coffee And Cheese Fondue

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • One tablespoon cornstarch
  • One teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups strong coffee, divided

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup of the shredded cheese, cream, and white wine. In a small bowl or cup, whisk together cornstarch and cold water until completely dissolved; set aside. Transfer the fondue mixture to a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper, then gradually add in the cornstarch mixture. Bring to a simmer and continue cooking until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  1. Meanwhile, make the coffee. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring 1 cup of strong coffee to a gentle boil; remove from heat and set aside. Once the fondue has thickened, add the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese and the coffee. Stir until completely smooth, then transfer to a fondue pot or slow cooker set on low heat. Serve with dippers such as bread cubes, pretzels, or apples.

Coffee And Cheese-tart

Ingredients:

  • One puff pastry sheet, thawed
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • One egg, beaten
  • Two tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley.
  • coffee, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out the pastry to a 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. 
  2. Cut into a 9-inch circle and press onto the bottom of a greased 9-inch tart tin with a removable bottom; set aside. In a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, and parsley until well combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared pastry shell. 
  3. Drizzle with coffee, then bake until filling is set and crust is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

Coffee And Cheese Icecream

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Two tablespoons of instant espresso powder (or coffee grounds)
  • 2 cups whole milk Greek yogurt, strained overnight in cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer*

Directions:

  1. Place the cream and 1/4 cup of the sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, then remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the salt and espresso powder (or coffee grounds) until completely dissolved.

Let steep for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, place the yogurt and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar in a large bowl; whisk until smooth. Pour the cream mixture into the yogurt mixture, constantly whisking until completely combined. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve immediately or store in the freezer for later.

Cheese And Coffee Crepes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of butter, melted
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese (cheddar or Gruyere work well)

Instructions:

  1. Combine the coffee, milk, flour, eggs, sugar, and salt in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Heat a crepe pan or skillet over medium heat and brush with some of the melted butter.
  3. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the pan and swirl it around to coat the bottom of the pan.
  4. Cook for about 1 minute until the edges turn golden brown, and the crepe is evenly cooked on top.
  5. Flip the crepe over with a spatula and cook for 15-20 seconds.
  6. Remove from heat and repeat with remaining batter, butter, and cheese.
  7. Serve immediately, with additional shredded cheese if desired. Enjoy!

Conclusion:

There you have it! Three delicious recipes that pair coffee and cheese perfectly. These recipes will hit the spot whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a more indulgent treat. So next time you’re craving something a little different, give them a try. You won’t be disappointed!

I'm Elina but most people know me as DeesCoffee. I completed my bachelor's degree in Computer Science from South University. Personally, I'm a coffee lover who likes to have at least two times a day. Now I've DeesCoffee, here I explore different questions about brewing a perfect cup.