We like to call this, The Harvey Spector. This combination is a match made in heaven, all class and nothing but style. Any whiskey works for this, if using a peated whiskey, try giving it a little nudge with 1-2 minutes of smoke. This adds another level and depth to the already smokey flavor.
1-2 Oz Whiskey (we recommend Port Charlotte)
1.5 Oz Creamy style blue cheese
We recommend Point Reyes Blue
Pour whiskey into a decanter, bottle or bowl with a lid. Ignite your Piccalo smoke infuser, fill with smoke (about 30 seconds). Cover and allow to infuse for 1-5 minutes, (1-2 minutes for a mild smoke flavor, 3-5 for a full-on smokey hit. Stir and pour into whiskey glass. Let the whiskey settle for about 3 minutes before drinking, this allows the smoke to settle and the flavor to develop.
For the cheese
Place cheese in a bowl and cover with cling film or place on a plate and cover with a glass cloche. Ignite your Piccalo smoke infuser, fill with smoke, (about 30 seconds) cover and leave to infuse for 2-3 minutes. Serve with crackers and quince paste. For a stronger smoke flavor, repeat the process. Allow cheese to rest, uncovered, for about 2 minutes. This helps the smoke flavor develop and soften.
Level up and take your cheese and cracker game to new heights. Try adding French cornichons and fresh honeycomb.