Time for a drink? Then this cheese is a must

By: Henri Willig
18 sep 2023
± 3 minuten

It's time again to enjoy a cosy drink with friends or family. And what absolutely must not be missing from the drinks board? Right, delicious cheese! At Henri Willig, we know better than anyone how important it is to choose the right cheeses that perfectly suit your get-together moment. That's why we have made a selection of our favourite shot cheeses that you absolutely must taste. Whether you like soft and creamy cheeses, spicy flavours or surprising combinations, you will always find the perfect cheese to accompany your drinks.

Which cheeses to accompany drinks

1. Fenugreek cheese

Our fenugreek cheese is an absolute cheese topper for with drinks. This cheese is richly filled with fenugreek seeds, giving it a slightly nutty flavour and a surprising texture. Combine this cheese with some grapes and nuts for a perfect balance.

2. Cumin cheese

Cumin cheese is a true cheese classic that always does well on the drinks board. The slightly spicy flavour of cumin gives this cheese a distinctive aroma that goes excellently with a nice glass of wine.

3. Pesto cheese

For those who like a hint of Mediterranean flavours, our pesto cheese comes highly recommended. This cheese is enriched with the delicious flavours of basil and pine nuts, making every bite a treat.

4. Lavender cheese

Looking for a special flavour experience? Then our lavender cheese is a great choice. The delicate lavender aromas give this cheese a unique twist that you should definitely taste. Pair this cheese with fresh fruit, such as peach or apricot, and serve with crunchy crackers for an elegant and surprising drink.

5. Aged cheese

For lovers of a little more mature cheese, our aged cheese is an absolute must on your drinks board. Its intense flavour and crystalline texture make this aged cheese irresistible. The crystals that form during the ripening process add a surprising crunch and an even deeper flavour. Pair a piece of Henri Willig old cow cheese 48 with a good glass of red wine and crusty baguette for the ultimate get-together experience.

6. Organic truffle cheese

If you like luxury, organic truffle cheese should not be missing with drinks. The intense truffle flavour gives this cheese a sophisticated and decadent twist. Serve this cheese with some freshly baked bread, fig jam and nuts for a chic drinks experience.

Drinks combinations to savour

Of course, cheese is delicious on its own with drinks, but it becomes even more delicious when you combine it with other flavours. Here are a few combinations that will take your drinks board to the next level:

  • Fruity cheese dips: Combine your favourite shot cheeses with fruity cheese dips with pineapple, apricot, plum, fig and date. The sweet and savoury contrasts make for a delectable taste experience.
  • Nuts and seeds: Add some crunchy nuts and seeds to your drinks board. Think walnuts, almonds or pumpkin seeds. They not only add texture, but also a delicious crunch.
  • Fresh bread: Nothing beats the combination of fresh pieces of bread with delicious cheese. Opt for an artisan baguette, a crunchy slice of rye bread or a soft fruit roll.
  • Charcuterie: Add some slices of fine charcuterie to your drinks board, such as prosciutto, salami or chorizo. The salty and savoury flavours perfectly complement the cheese.

Cheese to accompany drinks: choose Henri Willig

At Henri Willig, we have a wide range of cheeses that are perfect for with drinks. Whether you go for traditional flavours or want to experiment with new combinations, you will always find the right cheese to make your get-together moment complete. View all our cheeses and discover the delicious world of cheese-based drinks.

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Making cheese croquettes

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30 min

These cheese croquettes are a delicious alternative to regular croquettes! This is how to make about 25 cheese croquettes: Soak the gelatine in cold water. Meanwhile, melt the butter with the garlic clove in a pan over medium-high heat. Once the butter is melted add the flour and stir until cooked. Keep stirring and then add the stock little by little until everything is absorbed. Turn off the heat and add the cheese, mustard, onion powder, pepper, soaked gelatine and salt. Stir well and then put the mixture in a baking dish with foil over it. Leave it to cool for an hour outside the fridge and then another about 4 hours in the fridge. For breadcrumbs, put the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs each in a separate deep dish. Roll balls of the cheese mixture and pass through the flour, then the egg and then the breadcrumbs. Put them in the fridge for a while and then it's time to deep-fry. About 3 minutes per ball.   Thanks for your delicious recipe Danielle (@Foodaholic.co.uk) 

Enjoy spring with this cheese for your spring cheeseboard

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Popping Spring Cheese board The happiest season of the year. Manon from @courgetticonfetti made another beautiful, colourful spring cheeseboard.  The cheeses you see on the board: Lavender cheese Green pesto cheese Smoked goat's cheese Sublime old sheep's cheese She also made 3 simple recipes and further filled the shelf with things you can put directly on it. Incredibly easy, but it looks great! The extra things on the shelf: Spicy mustard Chef's selection Roasted tomato dip  Strawberries Olives  Mandarin Radishes Nectarine Pistachios The 3 simple recipes:  - Egg muffins with smoked goat's cheese Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grate 50 g smoked goat cheese and keep half of it aside. Mix the other half of the cheese with 4 eggs, 6 sun-dried tomatoes (chopped), 10 olives (sliced), 1 pressed clove of garlic, 1 tsp Italian herbs and a pinch of salt in a bowl and mix well. Grease a muffin tin (for 6 pieces) and divide the batter in it. Sprinkle the rest of the grated cheese over the top. Put them in the oven for 20 minutes. - Muhammara  Mix 80g roasted paprika, 80g walnuts, 1 clove garlic, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp cumin, a pinch of cinnamon, 30ml olive oil and 20g pomegranate seeds in your mincer to make a tapenade. - Beetroot goat cheese  Blend 1 beetroot and 200 g goat cheese until smooth.   Present this explosion of colour on the table and enjoy!