Chocolate alone is delicious. Chocolate with the perfect pairing is even better. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best chocolate pairings for your next indulgence. Check out these combinations, from the classics to the unexpected, and find the perfect pairing to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Matcha and Milk Chocolate
Matcha is a strong green tea made from finely ground green tea leaves and is a perfect match for milk chocolate. The savoury flavours of Matcha pairs perfectly with milk chocolate’s sweetness.
Cheese and Chocolate
Yes, really! Try a bitter, dark chocolate with a stronger cheese, like camembert, for a more savoury pairing, or goat cheese, brie, or parmesan with sweeter chocolates.
Wine and Chocolate
Between all the different varieties of chocolate and wines, the pairings are endless. You can’t go wrong with dark chocolate and a full-bodied red wine, like a pinot noir – the bitterness of the dark chocolate brings out the fruity notes of red wines. Or, try a sweet white wine, like a moscato or prosecco with a sweeter milk chocolate.
Beer and Chocolate
Slightly more unconventional than wine and chocolate, the malty notes of a beer can pair unexpectedly well with the mellow notes of cocoa. Try a stout with a dark chocolate but avoid bitter beers.
Tea and Chocolate
The perfect afternoon break or cosy treat for a rainy Sunday, try milk chocolate with caramel and an English Breakfast Tea. Herbal teas also pair well with mint chocolate or try a sweeter fruit tea with white chocolate.
Flavour Combinations by Type of Chocolate:
- Sea salt
- Agave syrup
- Raspberry beers
- Tart berries
- Goat cheese
- Red wine
- Earl grey tea