Translated by Shinji Takaramura
Quattro Formaggi, A New Häagen-Dazs Delight With Cheese And Honey
Written by MATCHA-PR
Quattro Formaggi is a limited-edition Häagen-Dazs Crispy Sandwich that goes on sale from November 3. This decadent dessert features four types of cheese blended with an orange-honey sauce. Read on to learn more about this premium ice cream released only in Japan!
An Ice Cream Treat Blending Four Types of Cheese
Häagen-Dazs Japan is known for using only natural ingredients like eggs, milk, and sugar to make delicious ice cream treats. They also offer limited-time flavors that are more unconventional.
One such flavor is the Quattro Formaggi, a Crispy Sandwich that goes on sale for a limited time from November 3, 2020. This innovative dessert features four types of cheese blended with an orange-honey sauce.
This article introduces the features of Quattro Formaggi alongside a review by our MATCHA staff.
Was Four-Cheese Pizza the Inspiration Behind the Dessert?
Quattro formaggi (four-cheese pizza) is a dish you would find in a pizzeria but the innovative flavor for the Crispy Sandwich line-up was inspired by this savory Italian pie. Camembert, Gouda, Gorgonzola, and cream cheese are blended with an orange-honey sauce that adds a distinct sweetness. The honey complements the four creamy cheeses, which all have distinct flavor profiles.
Additionally, Camembert is kneaded into the wafers, which give off a fragrant aroma of baked cheese. The ice cream coating is also Camembert-flavored.
The saltiness of the cheese contrasts pleasantly with the sweet honey. The two main ingredients, cheese and honey, give depth of flavor to this rich dessert.
The Harmony of Sweet and Salty Flavors
Quattro Formaggi strikes the right balance between sweet and salty. Yuki Moriya, project manager at MATCHA, sampled the newest ice cream flavor and shared her thoughts with us.
"There is a harmony of sweet and salty flavors in this ice cream. The richness of the cheese creates combines perfectly with the sweet honey and notes of saltiness, striking a nice balance. The fragrant wafers also bring to mind a quattro formaggi pizza."
Yuki confessed to us afterward that she is not very fond of cheese. However, she really enjoyed the flavor of the Häagen-Dazs Quattro Formaggi. What were the features that made her enjoy it so much?
"The ice cream has a rich flavor that pairs perfectly with the distinct cheese aroma. It also goes well with a refreshing drink like unsweetened tea."
Quattro Formaggi, a limited-edition Crispy Sandwich, is available in Japanese supermarkets and convenience stores from November 3, 2020. Featuring a mix of four kinds of cheese with an orange-honey sauce, this innovative flavor is something that you will not want to miss!
Photos by Monami I.
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