Pure Houston honey infused with hand-picked, locally-sourced rosemary!
This honey started back in the summer, when Bee2Bee Collective member Thomas was pruning back his rosemary during our hive inspection and asked if I would like to take some home. I asked him to cut as much as possible - and he cut until his hands ached. We came home with buckets of rosemary stalks which we then cleaned, hung to dry, removed from the stalks and then infused in the honey; it was quite the project! Rosemary is notorious for taking a long time to infuse and about four months later - it’s finally ready.
Use this rosemary-infused honey on proteins and root vegetables, in a vinaigrette or in a cocktail. It will make any cheese festive, but I particularly like it with a wood-wrapped vacherin-style cheese (Rush Creek Reserve or Harbison is found at most cheese shops). I find the piney aroma of rosemary evokes the holiday spirit unlike any other honey!
PAIRING ROSEMARY-INFUSED HONEY LIKE A PROExpert Honey and Cheese Pairing
Pairs well with vacherin-style cheeses or Spanish sheep-milk cheeses.
Add rosemary-infused honey as a glaze on chicken.
Mix with vodka, lemon juice and soda for a lovely cocktail!
Infused honey is the result of combining honey and high quality dried herbs or other dried ingredients, plus time, love, and patience. Once the desired flavor profile is reached, we carefully strain the added ingredients.
Creamed honey is a “controlled crystallization” that allows for small crystals to make the honey spreadable instead of the larger crystals of solid, unprocessed honey.