Issue 22: Sotres, Spain
Yesterday was World Chocolate Day. Considering that everyday is World Chocolate Day, I don’t see the point. Interestingly, the writeup I’m sharing today isn’t even of chocolate but of cheese! I’m still sharing stories from my trip around Spain exploring the history of chocolate. Last time it was San Sebastian, today we are in beautiful Sotres up in the mountains of Astoria. Next newsletter we will be stopping in Astorga, a town with a very important chocolate history.
We visited Sotres to eat Cabrales, a beautiful blue cheese. If hot chocolate is the first food group, cheese is the second. I’m also working on some blue cheese/chocolate recipes. If anyone has any experiences or tips or have any offerings, please let me know! I’ll share what I find out next time.
A Hot Chocolate and Cabrales Cheese in Sotres, Spain
When in doubt, and when there is no hot chocolate, eat cheese. Sotres is famous for its Cabrales blue cheese. What a magical place.
And if you are visiting
Stay at Hotel Pena Castil
Hike Picos de Europa National Park including La Ruta del Cares
Visit other towns in the region including Arenas de Cabrales and Carrera
This Week’s Hot Chocolate NewsI
Coffee grounds turned into sustainable cups
The oldest cookbooks from Libraries around the world
The 2nd annual Dominican Chocolate festival is on now in Santo Domingo
Dallas Chocolate Festival is coming up on September 9-11
6 hot chocolates in Cape Town, South Africa
Sweet as Hutt Hot Chocolate Challenge ice kicking off in NZ
Wine and chocolate pairing ideas
8 of Hong Kong’s best bean to bar chocolate makers (I have a soft spot for Hakawa…)
Chocolate mousse recipe from the New York Times
Ritter Sport has a special sustainability display at Zurich Airport
Any links you want to share? Send them to me here.
Finally, if you liked this newsletter, could you please share it with a few other hot chocolate loving friends?
Thanks for reading and have a great week!
Chief Chocolate Sipper at www.ultimatehotchocolate.com. Follow on Instagram @ultimatehotchoc
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