Although it’s important to try new things and give yourself the chance to do something delicious in your daily life: many aren’t sure where to start! From the delightful savory and creamy flavor of cheese to the sticky-sweet joy of jelly, there’s a lot that can be created when these two combine!
These are five unique cheese and jelly pairings that will blow your mind and make you want to rush back for more!
Jelly Dipped Mozzarella Sticks
Mozzarella sticks are a great starting point since they’re breaded and fried cheese. To kick this up a notch, pick an amazing pepper jelly dip to dunk them in!
This will make the flavor far more complex and allow you to try something you wouldn’t have tried otherwise.
Crispy Jelly Glazed Cheeseburger
Cheeseburgers are a timeless favorite, but why allow them to stay the same way they always have? Mix yours up by cooking it most of the way to how you like it and then brushing on some pepper jelly.
This will caramelize as it finishes cooking, and adds some amazing flavor you couldn’t get any other way! Just make sure to keep an eye out for how long this stays on, as it can burn easily if left unattended.
Charcuterie of Your Dreams
When most people make charcuterie boards, they include two to three cheeses and tons of meats, crackers, and other sides: why not switch things up?
Create a charcuterie board with multiple types of jellies and dips and many different kinds of cheeses and crackers, and test every combo until you find a pairing that excites you. Don’t be afraid to try something new with a pepper jelly dip to add some spice or a flavored goat cheese to add a little spunky flavor to your tray!
Jelly Pie with Gruyere Crust
Hand-pies are making a return as people start to focus on portion control and head back to the office: so why not make cute hand pies that can travel with you? Make a fruit and jelly hand pie or tart, and in the crust add some thinly shaved gruyere.
This cheese is dry, so it’ll help keep your crust crispy, but it also adds a deep flavor that’s incredibly delicious and wonderful to eat. Every bite of these hand pies will leave you feeling happy and satisfied.
Grilled Jelly Cheese Sandwich
Grilled cheese is one of the best and most classic sandwiches out there: but why allow it to be limited by how it was made fifty years ago? Instead, consider sliding a little grape or spicy cherry jelly onto it and fry it with mayo instead of butter on the outside.
This tangy-sweet combination is absolutely delicious and creates a beautiful golden crust on the outside of your sandwich that can’t be competed against!
You Deserve for Everything to Be Delicious!
Although it may feel like once you hit a certain age or lifestyle, you should be stuck in your ways, it’s important to keep trying new things! Not only does it broaden your worldview, but it also allows you to surprise yourself again and again!