Blueberry Fromage Blanc Parfait

Since it's blueberry season I thought I'd re-run one of my favorite berry recipes. This lovely treat combines fresh blueberries and fromage blanc. Enjoy!

Blueberry Fromage Blanc Parfait, Blueberry RecipeWhen I was putting together my book I developed a few easy cheese recipes... I'm definitely not a chef but I found that it was fun to think outside the box a little bit about using cheese in combination with other flavors. This recipe in particular, using artisan made fromage blanc, takes advantage of berry season. You could use any type of berry in this recipe - raspberry, boysenberry or even stone fruit like fresh peaches or apricots. Enjoy!

Blueberry Fromage Blanc Parfait

8oz artisan fromage blanc 1 tsp lemon zest (plus additional for garnish) 2 tsp honey, or more to taste 1/2 pint fresh blueberries

Combine fromage blanc, lemon zest and honey in a bowl. Taste for desired sweetness, as fromage blancs will vary in flavor and tanginess. Aim for a subtle sweetness that balances the cheese without overwhelming it.

In two 6 oz juice glasses, layer fromage blanc, then blueberries, then more fromage blanc and more blueberries. Add an extra bit of lemon zest on top, if desired.

Makes two small parfaits

From Artisan Cheese of the Pacific Northwest by Tami Parr