Cheese

Oxford Isis – a Mohammed Ali of a Cheese

Alright, so it’s the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race today, so it seems appropriate, bearing in mind that the Oxford second boat is called Isis (after the river ...
polish cheeseboard

Guide to a Polish Cheeseboard

I asked my Eat Polska guide, Halina Jasonek, to give me a briefing on Polish cheese, and she took me to a restaurant where I could try some. “The idea of a chee...
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Old Beemster – An Admirable Aged Gouda

In Amsterdam recently I entered a specialist cheese shop (and believe me there are hundreds there, each one offering more splendid, rounded golden-hued merchand...
exmoor blue cheese

Exmoor Blue Cheese

When I was staying at The Secret Holt last year I picked up a 500g ‘baby’ sized Exmoor Blue cheese at the local farmshop. Even though part of Exmoor itself is i...
weardale cheese

Simon Raine On his Weardale Cheese

Shortly after the reel-making Brexit vote I visited London’s Victoria and Albert museum. I was chatting with the security guard whilst he checked my handbag whe...
isle of wight blue

Isle of Wight Blue Cheese

"The three-cheese platter of Rosary goat, Isle of Wight Blue, and Somerset brie with quince jelly, walnuts and grapes went down a treat" Neville Marten, in Sal...