The second in our series of guest producers is The Chocolate Society. Somerset really is full of wonderful foodie delights, and The Chocolate Society is no exception just 15 minutes down the road from us, in Holton just outside Wincanton.
They are skilled chocolatiers and with delicious, imaginative flavours their handmade luxury chocolates make a wonderful gift. If you’ve not seen their exquisite range yet you’re in for a treat next time you call into the Godminster Shop in Bruton.
Premium ingredients are key to The Chocolate Society’s award-winning success, and that starts with top quality chocolate from French producer, Valrhona, who use only the finest cacao. The Chocolate Society bars and chocolates are made using real ingredients – butter, cream, fruit – and contain no artificial preservatives; all you taste is the carefully selected flavours.
We wanted to work with The Chocolate Society because we love what they do and what they stand for. They’re local, and they’re at the top of their game, with their luxurious high-end chocolates, and a similar love of innovation and great taste that we have at Godminster, so it seemed like a great match. Pop in and try some next time you’re passing.
Now, we’re thinking how about chocolate and cheddar together?! Yes, it’s a thing. We know we won’t get much argument saying that Godminster and chocolate are both delicious on their own, but two for one? The flavours are completely different, and what a combination together!
Close your eyes and imagine the rich depth of flavour of your Godminster, with its smooth, creamy texture, and now add in a taste of sweet decadence to perfectly balance the two. As we advise with our Cheddar & Cake Gift Set, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!
We suggest smelling both the Godminster and the chocolate first and give all your senses a treat. Take a little bite of cheddar, then a little bit of chocolate followed by another piece of cheese then relax and enjoy the taste sensation.
Cheddar is a great source of calcium, and protein, and also contains various other vitamins and minerals. Dark chocolate is said to reduce levels of stress (we think Godminster does a pretty good job of that too!) and with the levels of antioxidants in dark chocolate, that’s just another good reason to give it a go. Win, win, we say!