Erika Kubick

Cheese Sex Death is a Chicago-based cheese advocacy and events company by Erika Kubick, a monger turned preacher devoted to educating and exciting cheese lovers everywhere. This self-described “Cheese Slut” believes cheese is the sexiest, holiest food in the world and that we should all pleasure ourselves with it every day. After discovering her love of cheese during an internship with Plate Magazine, Erika spent a year working as a cheesemonger at Chicago’s acclaimed cheese shop Pastoral. In 2015, she launched Cheese Sex Death as a blog and has since amassed a following of 55k, including 33k on Instagram alone, and transformed her company into an advocacy platform offering tastings, classes, private parties, sexy swag, and more.
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Erika Kubick

Cheese Pairing

Smokey Blue and Cherries with Effie's Cocoa Biscuits

Smokey Blue by Rogue Creamery with Cherries on Cocoa Biscuits

I love all of Effie’s flavors, but the Cocoa Biscuits are my true kryptonite. They are salty-sweet and bring just the right amount of earthy decadence. I love pairing them with smoked blue cheese, specifically Smokey Blue from Rogue Creamery, and juicy Luxardo cherries. It’s the perfect balance of dangerously rich flavors. Endlessly satisfying!
Serves 2:
  • 4 Effie's Cocoa biscuits
  • 3oz smoked blue cheese
  • 4 Luxardo cherries, along with syrup
  • Slice the blue cheese horizontally, preserving the shape of the wedge. Let it crumble, but make sure the slices are thin and flat.
  • Slice the cherries in half Layer cheese over the cocoa cakes
  • Top with 2 cherry halves and drizzle the syrup over the bite.
  • Serve.