Whole nutmeg has a slightly sweet taste and makes a wonderful addition to cheese sauce or fondue. It is used often in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines. Grate whole nutmeg to add delicate, aromatic flavor to hot beverages, savory dishes such as lamb stew, or baked goods with pumpkin or apple.
Whole nutmeg offers the sweetest, purest nutmeg flavor. Grate or shave nutmeg pieces with a microplane grater to get the freshest nutmeg seasoning. Use nutmeg pieces or grinds to make a potpourri or place in a seasoning sachet to make mulled wine or hot apple cider. Whole nutmeg is the surest way to lend potent nutmeg flavor to your kitchen creations.