Valentines Day pasta dish with cheese and two forks.

How to Make Valentine’s Day Extra Romantic (with cheese!)

Show your sweetheart just how much you care through thoughtfully selected and lovingly prepared cheese dishes, of course! 

These dishes require some prep, some technique, and a huge amount of love. Be sure you have the time to fully indulge your loved one, all day long. 

Start Valentine’s day off right with an elegant and classic breakfast.

Call us cheesy, but we like to start the day with a flute of our favourite “breakfast juice” – a classic mimosa! Refreshing, bubbly, and a little bit naughty. It’s a great way to perk up the senses. If you’re feeling more ambitious, try a delightful Bellini. Of course, it’s best you have nothing pressing to do afterward.

Follow your “breakfast juice” with a classic french omelette, stuffed with savoury Boerenkaas. This is a thing of beauty. Brush up your omelette skills with Jacques Pepin. 

This omelette is delicious on its own, but some lovely thin-sliced gala apple with toasted squares of buttered bread are always welcome players in your V-Day game.

On to lunch! A smorgasbord for the senses.

It’s hard to beat the visual appeal of a well-crafted cheese board bursting with all of your favourites: olives, caramelized onions, fruit, charcuterie meats. If you’re looking for inspiration, just check out Vancouver cheese monger @cheesedarling on Instagram. She’s doing amazing boards with locally sourced ingredients on the regular. 

A cheese board inspires conversation; about the ingredients, the flavour pairings, and eating slowly means you’ll be less likely to overstuff. For more fun, invoke Rule Zero: you must only feed another, not yourself. Stay at home for this portion, or face public scorn. 😄

Our Natural Pastures Comox Brie and Camembert pair great with Lesley Stowe’s crackers, Le Meadows Pantry’s jam and marmalades. Head out to your local market and grab some artisan products and have fun with it!

And finally, dinner: Cacio e Pepe

This elegantly simple pasta dish gets right to the point – fresh pasta, grated Aged Farmhouse and Parmadammer cheese, black pepper, and plenty of it. This dish is easy to prepare after a long day of wooing your loved one. A simple dish to warm anyone’s soul. Pair with your favourite BC produced Chianti, Pinot Grigio, or Riesling.

There you have it – this day of worshipping cheese (and your loved one) is complete! Until you want to do it again, that is.

There’s nothing more delicious than showing your love through food, and cheese is the best kind. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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