Best of British Cheese


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Best of British Cheese

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lokakuu 3, 2008, 4:21am

Is apparently a cheese called Barkham Blue, made in Barkham Berkshire.

I've never heard of it or seen it for sale anywhere.

lokakuu 3, 2008, 7:01am

Nor have I, but they are clearly a very small producer, of which there are loads over here.

The man who makes Stinking Bishop was overwhelmed by demand after it was featured in a Wallace & Grommit film.

lokakuu 3, 2008, 8:19am

Wensleydale also got a boost from Wallace & Grommit. I'm sure I would've never tried it if not for the cartoon. It's pretty good.

lokakuu 28, 2008, 4:10am

Mmm, yes. I was in Wensleydale a few years ago and bought some from the creamery there. It also ages well, though you rarely find it like that.

I've just been in the Savoie region of France, where they have some very nice cheeses. Lots of local dishes with cheese, cream and bacon - yum!

lokakuu 28, 2008, 4:17am

I used to live almost right next door to the Ilchester Cheese makers in Somerset.

It didn't always smell that good but it tastes delicious and I would recommend trying some. They do some very nice flavours and variaties.

We were between the cheese makers and a dairy farm so to be honest it was difficult to choose between what smelled worst on some days, cheese or cows. But on balance I think the cows had the stinkier edge.

Muokkaaja: lokakuu 28, 2008, 4:34am

Can't have cheese without cows, though! (Unless you prefer goat or ewe... buffalo.... mmm.... can't think of any more milkable animals)

lokakuu 29, 2008, 3:49pm

I would advise cheese lovers not to visit a cheese factory or farm. I once went to a Swiss farm where Emmental was made. The smell was so appalling, I can no longer eat Emmental without re-living the experience.

lokakuu 29, 2008, 7:25pm

#7 - OMG. I would never have thought of that, but I guess that would be like visiting the sausage factory. No one REALLY wants to see/smell how that is made. :o)

kesäkuu 2, 2010, 11:59am

So, I'm going to London in two weeks and want to try some good British cheese that can't be found in the US. Suggestions?

kesäkuu 2, 2010, 2:21pm

I would suggest visiting Neal's Yard Dairy. They've got two shops in London and also do tastings - they're really the premiere distributor for British cheese and will have some great stuff, I'm sure.

kesäkuu 2, 2010, 5:15pm

You are spoiled for choice. Try a very mature cheddar and a genuine Blue stilton. If you want something milder I suggest Double Gloucester and Red Leicester.

kesäkuu 6, 2010, 9:00am

..or Blue Vinney or Sage Derby or Wensleydale or... Really, I second the suggestion of going to Neal's Yard or any specialist cheese merchant (or Harrods or Selfridges if you are going there). There is a huge range of specialist farm produced cheese nowadays. I'm not up on restaurants, but if you are going to any good ones they will probably have an interesting cheese board.