Single-source honey takes on a strong, specific flavor depending on the season and location in which it’s harvested—and what plant pollen the bees were snacking on as they produced it. So just like certain wines go better with particular cheeses, Ames Farm’s honeys do the same. Use these suggestions for creating a simple, delicious snack, or add meat or bread to round out a beautifully balanced meal.
Early-season honeys (alfalfa and sweet clover) go well with strong, sharp cheeses. We’re feelin’ blue.
Flavorful, aromatic honeys (buckwheat and basswood) go well with soft-ripened cheeses. Try brie or Camembert.
Savory honeys reminiscent of mid-summer flowers and wetlands (like Dutch clover and fall wildflower) do well with hard alpine cheeses. Try manchego, pecorino, or Gouda.
Check out amesfarm.com for a full list of cheese and honey pairings—plus a line-up of retailers carrying Ames Farm products coast to coast.