These gray days are bringing me down. Though down is an okay place to be when you have cheese. Last week we featured the cheese of the British Isles and we've decided to continue featuring them until the sun comes out. They are for sure great gloomy weather cheeses. Nothing light and airy about these guys.
The big winner this past week has been the Lincolnshire Poacher. What a cheese! Big fruit flavors, mostly pineapple and a little bit of pear. Just tangy enough to tickle the tip of your tongue. Chewy, savory and delicious.
But don't forget about Poacher's cousin from Wales, Hafod. Made from the same basic recipe but with incredibly different results. More grassy than fruity, it has a long finish that compels you to eat more.
If straight up cheddar is your thing we have the Keen's open right now for your snacking pleasure. It's tart and zippy and gives away maybe just a tiny tiny bit of sweetness. I love this cheese and I am not afraid to say it.
Of course there are the English blues Stilton and its cousin Stichelton--the raw (gasp!) milk version. Nothing not to like about either one of these guys. I'm not going to bother with descriptions, they're just delicious.
Oh, and Wensleydale! Yogurty, buttermilky, and fluffy. Refined and not as bold as its countrymencheese, but oh so satisfying.
So lucky you that it is still cloudy. Come try 'em all and save 15%. There might not be sun until next week...