I am a curious chef- I often wonder …Can this work? …Will this taste good? What if…? Streeeeeetch the imagination…..! That’s how good, better, and finally best comes around. I saw Blue Cheese Truffles on a chocolatier’s website a few weeks ago and have not been able to let go. Hmmm…sounds good… sounds gross…maybe…eh..
One bite and I was convinced. Blue Cheese Truffles are undoubtedly delicious. Forget Vosges.
- 2 ounces blue cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 ounces dark chocolate
- 1 teaspoon almonds, coarsely chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried cherries, finely chopped
- 4 ounces dark chocolate
I added dried cherries and almonds, but you can skip them if you want, or you can substitute with bacon.
Bring cheese to room temperature; it should be soft enough to blend with a fork. You can microwave it for a few seconds if necessary. Add in the sugar and blend well. Add chopped almonds and cherries. Melt 2 ounces of chocolate in a double boiler and blend into the cheese mixture. Refrigerate until mixture is firm. Scoop into teaspoon size balls and place in refrigerator until ready to dip.
Melt remaining chocolate in double boiler. Dip balls in chocolate and allow excess chocolate to drip off. Place truffles on parchment paper and let the chocolate set.
They are best served the same or next day. They do need to be refrigerated if serving the next day, but bring to room temperature before serving.
This recipe makes about 10 truffles, delicious truffles…
Enjoy! And encourage your friends and family to step out of their comfort zone- this is where the best surprises are discovered!