Chocolate plus cheese equals yummy

Until I visited Colombia, I thought that my favorite hot chocolate was from Mexico. The dose of cinnamon (and sometimes, chile) has caused me to squirrel away a box of Ibarra or Abuelita for those moments when I crave it.

But then, in Bogotá, I found something that was even better.

Chocolate Santafereño is, at first, a cup of rich hot chocolate. But then there’s the cheese. Cubes of salty queso blanco are added to the steaming chocolate, and as you’re drinking, they melt into the perfect consistency to slurp along with the sweet treat. For those who are fans of both sweet and salty, it’s hard to go back to plain old hot chocolate.

I know, it may sound weird at first. It did to me. But cheese has a way of getting my attention, so I tried it one rainy morning in Colombia, and I was hooked. Now, I keep a supply of queso blanco in my refrigerator at home to go along with my hot chocolate.

Have you tried it? What’s your verdict?

Posted by | Comments (2)  | June 23, 2011
Category: Food and Drink, South America

2 Responses to “Chocolate plus cheese equals yummy”

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  2. David | Almost Bohemian Says:

    Ah yes! I miss this so much! Also, coffee and cheese. Who would have thought? 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this bit!