Sweet Cheese Exhibit at the French Cheese Board
The French Cheese Board welcomed autumn with its latest Sweet Cheese exhibit. Guests were presented with a giant platter of cheese which included a variety of hard, soft, and blue cheeses. Bread, fruit, and other accompaniments were scattered all over for people to pair with the cheese and of course, wine was served. It was a sight to see. However, as extravagant as this giant cheese platter was, it wasn’t the main attraction. After all, this was a “Sweet” Cheese exhibit.
With the help of Alan “Batman” Batt from the Chef’s Connection, the French Cheese Board and NYC chefs Juan Pardo, Sylvain Delpique, Ikuma Motoki, Paola Marocchi, Joe Murphy, Gustavo Tzoc, and Clarisa Martino collaborated to bring us beautiful desserts which all used cheese as a main ingredient.
Le Vacherin Fraise by Chef Paola Marocchi, Corporate Pastry Chef for the Tao Group
Cheese used: Fromage Blanc
Ice Cream by Chef Joe Murphy, Corporate Pastry Chef for Jean-Georges
Cheese used: Brie
Napoléon Kanafeh by Juan Pardo, Executive Pastry Chef at Barbounia
Cheese used: Langres
Cheesecake by Clarisa Martino, Executive Pastry Chef for Gato
Cheese used: Tomme de Savoie
Wada Wada on the Bridge by Chef Gustavo Tzoc from Junoon
Cheese used: Pont-l'Évêque
Far Breton by Chef Delpique and Chef Motoki from the 21 Club
Cheese used: Crémeux de Citeaux
In 2010, the gastronomic meal of the French was honored as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage and cheese was an integral part of this meal along with a starter, entree, and dessert. Cheese was traditionally served before dessert and people sometimes chose to have one or the other. But, the team at the French Cheese Board thought, “why do people have to choose?” and the Sweet Cheese exhibit was born.
Visit the French Cheese Board at 41 Spring St, New York, NY 10012 and their website frenchcheeseboard.com to learn more about cheese, upcoming events, and cheesemaking classes!