TGRWT #9 Parmesan-chocolatetruffles

Today it was time to start cooking for my favorite foodblogevent They Go Really Well Together. During round #9 we have to combine Parmesan cheese and cocoa. I made Parmesan-chocolatetruffles.

I had made chocolate truffles before, a Swiss type of truffle. So when TGRWT #9 was announced I wondered if I could use Parmesan cheese for those truffles. The result was great! The salty flavor of the grated Parmesan cheese tastes great in combination with the dark chocolate ganache of the chocolate truffle. Definitely a combination that works!


Ingredients (12 truffles)

50 ml whipping cream
100 grams dark chocolate (72% cocoa)
50 grams butter
40 grams grated Parmesan cheese


First of all I made the ganache. Put the cream in a cooking pot and heat it. Remove the pot from heat and add 65 grams of chocolate, butter and 1 teaspoon of Parmesan cheese. Stir until the ganache is smooth of texture. Cover and refrigerate the ganache for at least 2 hours. You can occasionaly stir the ganache in the meanwhile. When the ganache holds shape you can create 12 round truffles.

Put the rest of the chocolate in a bowl and set over a double boiler. Heat until melted and smooth. Put the rest of the grated Parmesan cheese in another bowl. Roll each truffle first in the melted chocolate and afterwards in the grated cheese. Set the truffles on a tray and refrigerate them before serving.



13 responses to “TGRWT #9 Parmesan-chocolatetruffles”

  1. linda Avatar

    Who would have guessed that they would combine so well. They look delicious. Maybe one day I’ll try them out 🙂

  2. Terry B Avatar

    My first thought was, “Huh?” It was immediately followed by, “Oh, yeah!” What an unexpected and exciting combination. I especially like that you put some Parmesan into the truffle mix, so it would permeate the truffle, not just coat it.

  3. Kevin Avatar

    This combo sounds so interesting that I will have to try it!

  4. Dennis Avatar

    @ Linda
    Thanks for the compliment. If you try them out let me know if you liked them.

    @ Terry B
    That’s why I love the TGRWT foodblogevent, it’s all about flavour pairs people rarely use. But because the ingredients have quite similar volatile aroma compounds they should go really well together.

    @ Kevin
    Do try it! And you can also enter TGRWT #9 if you blog before the 1st of march.

  5. lamiacucina Avatar

    Hi Dennis,
    a wonderful idea, using grated parmesan instead of coco flakes. I believe that you have found a good relation between the two ingredients.
    thanks for your contribution !

  6. Dennis Avatar

    @ Robert

    Thanks for hosting, looking forward to the round-up.

  7. chriesi Avatar

    I am gonna try these for sure. Great stuff.

  8. Dennis Avatar

    @ Chriesi

    Your Parmesan mousse with choco jelly also looks great!

  9. Myriam Avatar

    Lekker! I love the idea of the parmegianno in your truffles. They look delicious. The TGRWT is definitely my kind of challenge, I’ll keep my eyes open for the next one. Great blog by the way, I like the concept.

  10. Dennis Avatar

    @ Myriam

    Haven’t seen the announcement of TGRWT #10 but I’m sure it will be online in the next few days. You should definitely enter, it is a great foodblogevent.

    Thanks for the compliment on my blog, like your blog too. I have added it to my links.

  11. nienke Avatar

    i was wondering
    what is the volatile compound that parmesan and chocolate both have?
    i tried the recipe and it was delicious!

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