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The Best Cheese Pairing For Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, According To The Pros
By Angel Albring
Candy and cheese may seem like an odd match because they have very different flavors and textures, but they can actually enhance each other in surprising ways. Take Reese's Peanut Butter Cups — at first, chocolate and peanut butter don't seem like likely partners for cheese, but the combination can absolutely work if you choose the right cheese.
To elevate the taste of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, pair them with blue cheese, as its fudgy flavor gives the Reese’s a smoother and fuller chocolatey taste. Minnesota's Caves of Faribault notes that not only does chocolate soften blue cheese's astringency, but the "roasted, savory flavor" of the peanuts is compelling against the "sharp flavors in blue cheese."
Texture is another essential part of creating a flavor profile, and one of the reasons that blue cheese and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups go well together is that they both have a creamy-yet-gritty consistency. So, the next time you buy some Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, consider picking up a wedge of unique blue cheese to go with them.