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cheese garnish for plain chocolate cake?

Planning to serve unfrosted chocolate cake with some fruit. What dairy garnish (except for ice cream) do you like? Anybody tried savory cheese? reactions?

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asked about 3 years ago

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Meaghan F
added about 3 years ago

How about some baked Brie?

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Lost_in_NYC
added about 3 years ago

Mascarpone cheese slightly sweetened (or spiked!) could work since its used in tiramisu.

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keg72
added about 3 years ago

I'd probably just dust it with powdered sugar and call it a day. If you're set on incorporating a cheese element, I agree that going with mascarpone might be your best bet.

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amysarah
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added about 3 years ago

Not really savory, but you could whisk ricotta and mascarpone together, with a little vanilla and just a bit of confectioners' sugar - sort of a lightly sweetened version of a cannoli filling.

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Francesca
added about 3 years ago

I would use BelGioioso Whole Milk Ricotta, add a little sugar, mix. Then garnish with Raspberries.

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Nancy
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added about 3 years ago

Thanks all for your ideas :).
Francesca, if I can't find the BelGioso can I substitute another whole mill ricotta?

Francesca
added about 3 years ago

Nancy, I have a lot of experience with BelGioioso, (family business). I am sure you could try another kind. I just like ours the best since it is a little sweeter.

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Nancy
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added about 3 years ago

Thanks, I''ll look for it...Bel Giosioso

Francesca
added about 3 years ago

Also the mascarpone does work really well too. I sometimes whip that & make a frosting.

ChefJune
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added about 3 years ago

I was thinking to mix some chopped mint into either whole milk ricotta or mascarpone.

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PieceOfLayerCake
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added about 3 years ago

I love pushing the boundaries with sweet and savory. I, personally, would go for it and just try something unusual like a gorgonzola dolce with some seckel pears, or perhaps an aged goat cheese with tart apples. I have personal experience with pairing chocolate with goat cheese (in brownies), and it is a match made in heaven. I think chocolate cake tends to be pretty 1 dimensional anyway, so a powerful cheese with a sweet finish might just give it more depth.

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TobiT
added about 3 years ago

Ooh, the brownie/goat cheese thing sounds delicious! Did you add goat cheese to the batter or just crumble it in top?

Nancy
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added about 3 years ago

POLC - both the goat and blue (gorgonzola solve) cheeses sound interesting notes. Since I asked the question this morning I came across a recipe that uses figs, pistachios and stilton...mousse, tuile, multiple sauces, etc....but the flavor profile could be adapted to accompany a cake.