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Catalan Cheese and Honey Dessert Recipe


Catalan Cheese and Honey Dessert Recipe

Catalan Cheese and Honey

Stuart Spivack

The beauty of French cuisine lies in its delicious simplicity. A few perfect ingredients, creatively combined, can make an inspiring dish. This Catalan cheese and honey dessert recipe, known as mel i mato, is a perfect example of that method of cooking. This version uses easily available soft cheese, instead of the classic goat cheese used in the original dish. Toasted walnuts is the traditional garnish to this delectably simple and filling dessert.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 4 ounces cream cheese (goat milk, if possible)
  • 4 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup honey


Mix the cream cheese and ricotta cheese together until it forms a smooth paste. Press the cheese into 4 molds, if desired, or serve free-form on chilled dessert plates. Garnish each mound of cheese with 1/4 cup toasted walnuts and 2 tablespoons honey.

This meli i mato recipe makes 4 servings.

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