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Press Release: There's Cheese in That Chocolate!


Cheese and chocolate pairings are being held in some of the foodier parts of New York City, but Rochester’s Hedonist Artisan Chocolates has taken this emerging trend a step further by using locally made cheese as an ingredient in their handmade chocolate truffles. These special chocolates are a sweetly savory treat to usher in the fall season.

Hedonist’s Goat Cheese Collection features five decadent semi-sweet chocolate truffles made with goat cheese (or chevre) from the Finger Lake’s own Lively Run Goat Dairy:

• Black Currant - Black currants and creme de cassis
• Chile Cinnamon - Ancho chile, cinnamon and raw sugar
• Honey Fig - Local honey and California figs
• Strawberry Balsamic - Strawberries and aged balsamic vinegar
• Thyme Pepper Pistachio - Thyme, black pepper, salt and pistachios

Rosa Li, candy and chocolate reviewer on the ZOMG, Candy! Blog writes:

I think my favorite part of the collection (aside from the Black Currant truffle) was that they didn’t just let the goat cheese do all the work. It would’ve been easy to just mix goat cheese and chocolate and say, ‘Look how novel this combination is!’ Instead, they put together a thoughtful and tasty collection that’s much more than just a novel ingredient. Hooray for Hedonist’s effort and care! Read the full review.

Hedonist chocolatier Jennifer Posey has been experimenting with goat cheese truffles since she started the company in 2007, but this year she put all her ideas into a cohesive collection. The taste of cheese is subtle and it enhances, but doesn’t overpower, the rich taste of chocolate in each truffle. Hedonist’s goat cheese truffles are unique, even in the avant-garde world of artisan chocolate where chocolatiers often make use of unusual ingredients.

Additional Information
Hedonist chocolate truffles are available for purchase at their kitchen and retail location at 674 South Avenue or online at www.hedonistchocolates.com. They can also be purchased at Parkliegh on Park Avenue, Mise en Place Market and Coffee Connection on South Avenue, Max Market on Monroe Avenue and Ravines Wine Cellars in Hammondsport. At the Hedonist kitchen and Parkliegh, chocophiles can create their own custom assortment at the chocolate counter. Prices range from $12-$34 per box. Hedonist also does business gifts, event favors, party platters, gift boxes and private chocolate tastings.

For more information about Hedonist Artisan Chocolates, visit www.hedonistchocolates.com or contact Jennifer Posey at (585) 461-2815.
Hedonist Artisan Chocolates hand crafts truffles and chocolate treats with French chocolate and fresh, natural ingredients. Each piece of Hedonist chocolate has a character all its own because it is rolled, cut, dipped and decorated by human hands in small batches. A hedonist is someone whose life is devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasures. Owners Jennifer Posey and Zahra Langford find their bliss in chocolate and hope to help you do the same.

Since 1982, Lively Run Goat Dairy has produced all-natural goat cheese on their farm located between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes in central New York. For more information about Lively Run, visit their website at www.livelyrun.com.

Pleasure, handcrafted. Hedonist Artisan Chocolates are handmade with fresh ingredients to give as gifts or indulge yourself.
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