The Redhead Family is all about natural honey – it’s a perfect sweetener for breakfast, toast and tea, as well as an allergy fighter if you get honey from your local or regional distributor – Hubs and I are living proof of that! Cloister Honey is an all natural honey company, located in Charlotte NC.
Did you know that it takes thousands of bees countless hours to produce an 8 ounce bottle of this stuff? No wonder it’s always been prized. Sure, the supermarket honeys are pretty good, and if you’ve never tasted RAW honey, you don’t know what you’re missing! Supermarket honeys combine honeys from different hives and boil them half to death. Cloister Honey is different; its completely unaltered goodness is straight from the hive to the home table, and that counts with me.
Besides just wildflower honey, Cloister Honey has several unique flavors including bourbon honey (oooh, yum!) and a very popular whipped cinnamon honey (tasted like Christmas sweets to me!). The whipped honeys were very cool – a thicker paste rather than a runny honey texture, it made perfect PB&H sandwiches and didn’t run off the breakfast biscuits. Hubs handled the hotter honeys infused with arbol and chipotle peppers. He mentioned they would be a great glaze addition to BBQ or smokey sauces. I loved the bourbon honey, which only tasted naughty, and the whipped varieties were great!
We had mealtime plans for our honey – not just for tasting on biscuits! I chopped up cantaloupe and drizzled it with warm bourbon honey to make a very light summery side dish for our cool June evening. A dash of crumbled goat cheese mixed creaminess in and was delicious!
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1 Lb cubed cantaloupe, well drained
4-6 ounces warmed Bourbon Honey from Cloister Honey
1 ounce crumbled goat cheese (optional)
~Warm the honey in the microwave, in a microwave safe dish/mug
~Place the cantaloupe in a cool serving bowl, and drizzle the warm honey over the melon. Toss to distribute evenly. Add optional goat cheese crumbles.