Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Romeo and Juliet - Salty and Sweet

I'm reading Romeo and Juliet and this reminds me a Brazilian dessert called Romeo and Juliet, which is an arrangement with "quince fruit or marmalade and white cheese". But you can prepare Romeo and Juliet with other cheeses too or even jam instead of marmalade. You have to combine sweet and salty. I'm very curious about the origin of the name to tell every one. According to Wikipedia, this Brazilian dessert is from the state of Minas Gerais during the Colonial Brazil Period when the Portuguese started producing the white cheese on their colonies. Meanwhile, the creation of this dessert is attributed to the Bulgarians. But, why do they call it Romeo and Juliet? Because the marmalade (sweet)  and the white cheese (salty) are very different like the Montagues and the Capulets.


Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day.
It was the nightingale, and not the lark,
That pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear.
Nightly she sings on yon pomegranate tree.
Believe me, love, it was the nightingale.

Only your name is my enemy. 
You’d be yourself even if you weren’t a Montague. What is a Montague? It isn’t a hand, foot, arm, face, or any other body part. Oh, change your name! What does a name mean? A rose would smell as sweet even if we called it by some other name.


  1. That looks to be an interesting dessert - not sure if I would enjoy it but they must put the two together for a reason! X

    1. Hello House of Hearts!

      It is delicious! You cut a square of marmalade and one of white cheese. Put one above the other. You can eat with toast, biscuit, or whatever you want. I love it. Have a good day!

  2. I should really give that dessert a try. Hope you enjoy Romeo and Juliet, I read it at school when I was taking my English Literature O Level.

    1. Hello Jo, it is delicious! I think you will like it! Let me know. I like reading Romeo and Juliet firstly when Romeo speaks. He is a great poet! On the beginning I had difficult to understand Archaic English.

      Have a great day!


  3. I like cream cheese and jam together, which is a good combination, but using a salty cheese is intriguing. I think it would go quite well with a tangy marmalade. I enjoyed the quote from the Romeo and Juliet play, especially the mention of the pomegranate tree, which is a symbol of love.

    1. Hello Linda, nice to see you! Marmalade with white cheese is very delicious! You have to try it and tell me the result.

      This quote kept in my mind since I have heard for the first very time. I think it is the most beautiful in the play.

      I haven't known that the pomegranate tree is a symbol of love! Thank you for sharing! I think Shakespeare made it on purpose!

      Wishing you a lovely weekend.


  4. Hello Sandra, it looks nice from you new blog.
    Beautiful red heart love, Romeo Juliet which is also known here
    sweet and salty tells me nothing.
    Like a new blog, I'll be happy to visit you.
    I wish you much success in learning English.
    I use google to translate to English Netherlands.
    I like to see Sandra !!
    Love greeting Christiene .................

  5. Hello Christiene, I'm so happy to see you here! Sugar is sweet and French fries are salty. I'm very happy you are here.

    If you prefer I write in English and translate it to your language. Let me know!

    Hugs, Sandra