Not that we don’t have a great deal of respect for that lunchbox staple. However, being Stinky BKLYN, we can’t help ourselves from pondering cheese pairings every time that we taste a new jam. Now that we have a slew of new jams at our disposal, we’re thrilled to match them to complementary cheeses, both new and old:
Pecorino Gessato with Seasoned Sorrel Jam
For such a young (2 months old!), firm sheep’s milk cheese, Pecorino Gessato packs a punch. Tangy, citrusy notes hang over a grassy minerality. Its texture lends itself equally as easily to slicing and grating, making it a great snack and salad topper.
Brooklyn favorites Stagg Jam have balanced tart and floral notes perfectly in their Seasoned Sorrel Jam.Being a close relative to hibiscus, sorrel’s flavors bring to mind both its family member and blackberries, and rounds out the flavors from the Pecorino beautifully.
Mohawk Mist with Lavender Plum Jelly
Named after the Mohawk Valley region in upstate New York, Mohawk Mist is a younger and more delicate cheese in comparison to the Pecorino. Despite its dewy, milky flavors, its taste cuts through whatever you put it on. making it fantastic for spreading on toast for a light, fresh breakfast.
Friend In Cheeses Jam Co. really lives up to their name with their Lavender Plum Jelly. You may have tried their equally tantalizing Salted Watermelon Jelly, and the Lavender Plum’s body is just as addictive. They source their plums from a number of varietals, so you might pick up on a new flavor within each dollop on your breakfast toast.
Pawlet with White Pumpkin & Almond Murabba
Consider Bardwell makes some of our favorite cheeses from Vermont, and their Pawlet is no exception. A milder washed rind, its flavor falls somewhere in between Reading Raclette and an Italian Toma. The secret to its savory, buttery flavors is its Jersey Cow milk, which is recognized as one of the most decadent milks in the world due to its high butterfat content.
Newcomers Le Bon Magot make offbeat chutneys in Lawrenceville, NJ, and their White Pumpkin & Almond Murabba proves how they’re bound to become key players in the Northeastern food scene. With hints of vanilla and cumin, this robust, textured spread provides a fragrant, sweet counterpoint to the heavy Pawlet.
Provolone Raw Cow Milk, Stretched Curd
Not your grandma’s Provolone. Super sharp, rich, and amazing on any pasta. Puglia, Italy