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Strawberry Balsamic Goat Cheese Truffle


strawberry balsamicSome may say that summer and chocolate are not really known to be synonymous. Hedonists, however, live in that pursuit of pleasure year-round though; and so the seasons don’t stop us from making and eating chocolate, they just determine the flavors we seek. So when summer rolls around, our senses flock to the fruitier flavors, which is why our Strawberry Balsamic Goat Cheese Truffle is an integral part of our Goat Cheese Collection.

Since summer is strawberry season, we had plenty of options for choosing the source of our strawberries. We of course wanted to ensure that we used only the best strawberries, and since local ingredients are very important to us, we connected with our friends at Hurd Orchards. Located in Holley, NY, only about 25 miles from our shop in Rochester, Hurd Orchards is a family-owned fruit and flower farm. The family prides themselves on growing their fruit with careful attention and traditional methods. That pride and care certainly shows in their strawberries!

The first bite of the Strawberry Balsamic Goat Cheese truffle tends to boast the balsamic reduction at the forefront. Closely following though is the strawberry, which sends a surge of sweetness into the chocolate and the chevre. Texturally, this truffle tends to become increasingly creamy as its eaten, magnifying the sense of summer it evokes. When its all over, you’ll be glad you chose this chocolate to indulge your senses-- no matter how hot the heat may be!

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