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Chocolate-Covered Cheese with Black Sea Salt

Every time I make these for guests or for a cooking demo about real food made simply, people rave about them. They're surprising as an addition to an appetizer table—or even served after dinner paired with a nice cabernet or port. —Dorothy McNett, Pacific Grove, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6-1/2 dozen


  • 8 ounces aged cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • Black sea salt


  • Cut cheese into 1/2-in. cubes. In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Dip cheese cubes in chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper. Sprinkle with a few grains of salt. Let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 24 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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    Nov 22, 2019

    Great alternate to sweets! I used Cabot Sharp Cheddar and Dove dark chocolate for my trial. Love the combination of cheddar and dark chocolate. The sprinkle of coarse kosher salt was perfect. Plan to serve this at our Christmas Eve party.