Find the perfect cheese and honey pairing
Cheese's new love
Step aside, wine—cheese has a new main squeeze. At The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach in Southern California, cheese and honey are the new “perfect pairing.” Jason Truckenmiller, matchmaker and Maitre d’Fromage, works with more than 100 different cheeses from around the world, pairing them with approximately 80 different honeys. “Matching intensity of flavours is key,” he says. “And, as with wine, the colour of honey indicates depth of flavour.” A creamy wildflower honey is a perfect match for a light brie, while English cheddar marries well with avocado blossom honey. Cheese plates are created according to guest preferences and priced accordingly. The combo of tastes is a culinary romance made in heaven.