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If you think that cheese can only be eaten with crackers, think again! We were invited to a cheese appreciation session hosted by Chef Emmanuel Stroobant at St. Pierre Restaurant. Guess what they served? Cheese with mint, lemon grass salad, kiwi, and even papaya.

Curious to know how these snacks would taste? Read on to find out more as a cheese truck will be making its way around Singapore!

The tasting

We were invited to different stations where cheese canapés were being prepared. At each station, a different cheese was used.

JanelleJaw | DSG Ambassador
JanelleJaw | DSG Ambassador

You’d be surprised by the different kinds of ingredients that can pair with cheeses. There were some super unique and surprising combinations that worked well together.

Blue cheese with papaya, kiwi, and apple cider

For example, Chef Stroobant paired this blue cheese with papaya, kiwi and apple cider.


The result was a light and fresh bite – not something you would normally associate blue cheese with.

Pont-l’Évêque cheese with mint, brioche and iberico ham

Another popular french cheese, Pont-l’Évêque, was paired with mint, brioche and iberico ham.


This resulted in a very tasty, slightly salty bite.

Gouda cheese with fried lemon grass salad and carrot puree

The first live station was an asian inspired spring roll that contained fried lemon grass salad, carrot puree and Gouda.


Each bite gave a hearty burst of flavour that was well coupled with crunchiness from the nuts in the spring roll.

Morbier cheese with Vin Jaune and cherries

The Morbier was paired with Vin Jaune, cherries and presented on cherrywood.


The presentation was exquisite and the cheese helped to balance out the intense burst of alcohol.

Emmental with strawberry sorbet

Lastly, Emmental was used in a delicious strawberry sorbet dish that was hand mixed with live nitrogen oxide.


The dish was extremely light and delicious, a perfect end to the different courses.

So why the sudden interest in Cheese?

A cheese truck will be making rounds at different locations in Singapore, that’s why!

Here’s your chance to try different cheese canapés served with unexpected and unusual ingredients.

Click here for the locations of the trucks. They’ll be coming round from the 26th to the 28th of October.


You’ll get to try different types of cheese with easier recipes – so you can prepare them at home as well!

Be sure to enjoy the delectable treats prepared by Chef Stroobant! 

#SayCheese event details:
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Time: 11:30am to 2:30pm
Venue: Changi City Point, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore 486038

Date: Thursday, 27 October 2016
Time: 11:30am to 2:30pm
Venue: Mapletree Business City, 10 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 117438

Date: Friday, 28 October 2016
Time: 11:30am to 2:30pm
Venue: 1 Fusionopolis Place, Singapore 138632

This was an invited tasting session.

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