F&W Test Kitchen whiz Justin Chapple demos a genius trick for slicing soft cheeses or doughs with dental floss.
[MUSIC] I'm Justin Chapple from Food & Wine's test kitchen. Join me as I demonstrate mad genius tips. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO] The thing about soft cheese or even cookie dough is that it's really hard to cut, but I've got a trick for you, and it's kind of genius. It's everyday dental floss. I'm going to take my goat cheese. Then I'm going to take my piece of dental floss, unflavored dental floss. And I'm gonna wrap it around my fingers just like this. Because I want it nice and taut. And then you're just gonna press down on the goat cheese until you're all the way through to the bottom. [MUSIC] And as you can see, we have our beautiful little rounds of goat cheese. So now we have one of my favorite cheeses, brie. This time, instead of wrapping the dental floss around your fingers, you're going to go and stick it directly under the center of the brie wedge. And you're gonna criss cross the ends of the dental floss. With one swift, firm pull, you'll pull it through the center. Just like that. As you can see, you have this perfectly cut wedge of brie. And now, because we all love cookies, once again. wrap it around, make it nice and taut and go in for the cut. And this time instead of wrapping it around your fingers, I'm gonna wrap it around the cookie dough and just like we did the brie You're gonna go right through the center. Works like a charm. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO] Hi. I'm Anthony Giglio, food and wine expert and educator. People always ask me to pair wine with premium chocolate. So if I'm drinking a full-bodied red, like a Cabernet, I like to pair it with Lindt Excellence. 70% cocoa. The refined bitterness of the dark chocolate is the perfect contrast to the wines intense ripe fruit creating a delicious memorable pairing.