In praise of British Cheese

Wherenext replied on 06/11/2016 14:09

Posted on 06/11/2016 14:09

Having just returned from the self styled capital of the cheese world, namely France, I would like to say how much we love British Cheese. Yes, we did enjoy many different types of French Cheese and count some of them among our own favourites but I don't think British Cheeses get the plaudits they deserve.

Nothing tastes quite like a really good Cheddar, our current one is Colliers (a Welsh one), or a Blackstick Blue or a Shropshire Blue or Mrs. Applebys Cheshire or a creamy Lancashire. Plus we are prepared to experiment with our cheese, by putting chilli or mustard etc. in. There are some smashing local entrepreneurs making cheese these days.

Why are our cheese not more respected?

Extugger replied on 14/12/2021 21:09

Posted on 14/12/2021 21:09

Some of you may remember my earlier posts (when I was a member) I have now finished touring and have also moved to North Yorkshire and felt duty bound to inform you cheese lovers of 2 simply fantastic cheesemongers I have discovered since moving here.

If you’re ever near Northallerton, Lewis & Cooper are well worth a visit.

Further north in Darlington is The Cheese & Wine shop, which is simply the best ‘monger I’ve ever come across (limited opening times) who source products all over the UK and Europe and is quite superb.  

Both worthy of your diaries if you’re in the area

 

 

DSB replied on 20/12/2021 11:13

Posted on 14/12/2021 21:09 by Extugger

Some of you may remember my earlier posts (when I was a member) I have now finished touring and have also moved to North Yorkshire and felt duty bound to inform you cheese lovers of 2 simply fantastic cheesemongers I have discovered since moving here.

If you’re ever near Northallerton, Lewis & Cooper are well worth a visit.

Further north in Darlington is The Cheese & Wine shop, which is simply the best ‘monger I’ve ever come across (limited opening times) who source products all over the UK and Europe and is quite superb.  

Both worthy of your diaries if you’re in the area

 

 

Posted on 20/12/2021 11:13

Thank you Extugger.

David

Wherenext replied on 20/12/2021 15:13

Posted on 20/12/2021 15:13

Mrs WN picked up our cheese order from the Deli today.

Some Montagnolo Blue, a soft blue cheese, some Rosary Goats Cheese laced with herbs, great for omelettes or grilled on toast, some Clemency Hall Cheddar, a real treat, and finally some Epoisses, a pungent soft French cheese just like Brie but smellier!

All set apart from needing some extra crackers in our last shop. Oh, and maybe a nice Port to go with them.

Goldie146 replied on 28/01/2022 14:59

Posted on 28/01/2022 14:59

For dinner (aka lunch) today  we had a potato and mushroom tortilla - using eggs from a neighbour, and topped with Mozzarella made with our own milk. Part of an experimental project by a local Cheese Maker. It’s not quite there yet, but we don’t mind the samples. 

brue replied on 29/01/2022 15:41

Posted on 29/01/2022 15:41

Well that sounds good Goldie, hope it takes off. We've got a water buffalo herd not far from us, OH has tried their meat which he says is good, it's low in fat (I think?!) Haven't tried their mozarella or icecream, maybe I will now. smile

Dorset Diver replied on 29/01/2022 16:49

Posted on 29/01/2022 16:49

I recently made a local(ish) discovery.  Keens Unpasteurised Cheddar.  It tastes like, in fact I supposed it is, Cheddar from yesteryear.  As it's unpasteurised it may not be for everyone but boy does it have real flavour. 

Keens Traditional Cheddar 

brue replied on 04/02/2022 16:28

Posted on 04/02/2022 16:28

I bought some Keens this week, I don't usually buy unpasteurised cheese (my Mum used to test herds and milk supplies for TB in days of yore.) Anyway it was very nice, strong but not salty, so worth a try! 🐄

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