Cheese, chocolate and toast are three of the culinary world's most versatile and cherished foods. Cheese makes everything better, from pastas to scrambles. Chocolate has a rightful place in every dessert known to man. And toast can be topped with just about anything.
One Twitter user took that last statement to heart when she shared photos of her own white toast, topped with an unconventional combination of chocolate spread and shredded cheese.
Hi twitter so heres my amazing choc and cheese invention which I'm eating as I tweet xx pic.twitter.com/qUShWJSv7Z— Houda (@h_xxda) July 2, 2017
The internet provided mixed reactions.
Unsurprisingly, people were revolted.
That is perversion— amymc (@amymccu11och) July 3, 2017
Some were so offended, they deemed it an abomination worthy of police attention.
Others, though, found the cheesy chocolate toast mildly appetizing.
100% trying this— Tom Pye (@Nickisntwinning) July 4, 2017
Mate that's tidy give it a try— Chris Wood (@chriswood1875) July 4, 2017
In fact, Metro polled its readers asking if they would try chocolate and cheese toast, and the results show a population that is surprisingly adventurous. Though half firmly declined, 37 percent said they would love to experiment with the dish. What's more, 12 percent said they'd already tried it, showing the combination is not wildly unprecedented, but somewhat popular.
Chocolate and cheese pairings make a delicious and sophisticated appetizer or dessert. Sharp cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano pair well with intense, spicy dark chocolates. Smooth and rich chocolate truffles complement the earthy flavors of blue cheese. Soft and creamy cheeses are delightful with Nutella and sea salt on crunchy toasts for a more refined version of our Twitter user's snack.
Some people put chocolate inside of cheese. An Australian cheese shop made headlines when it unveiled chocolate cheese, a wheel of mild Italian blue cheese ripened with chocolate liqueur, rubbed with cocoa powder and finished with chocolate chips. The sweet and salty treat sold out in no time.
A first ever chocolate cheese has just landed at @curdswhey! It's an Italian blue cheese ripened in chocolate liqueur, then rubbed in cocoa and decorated with chocolate chips. Fresh from Italy just last week and never before found in Melbourne! Be the first to try it at the market this week. #vicmarket #new #chocolatecheese #cheese #cheeselover #chocolate #chocolateliqueur #cocoa #delicious #yummy #bluecheese #italiancheese #italian #yummy #melbourne #melbournelife #melbournefood #foodie #melbournecity
Spiced hot chocolate with melting cheese is a specialty in Colombia.
And with desserts like Oreo cheesecake and chocolate cannolis, people have been combining chocolate and cheese -- and loving it -- for decades.
CANNOLIS from @joespizzala ??????Crispy shell filled w/ mascarpone cream & dipped in chocolate chips. #cannoli #dessert #sweet #sweettreats #yum #f52grams #yahoofood #yelpla #hollywood #dtla #foodielife #forkyeah #grub #foodie #sweettooth #eattogether #sharefood #dessertfortwo #cannoli ??@losangeles_eats
Tell us your favorite chocolate and cheese combinations, and see if other people are just as fond of them as you are.