Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 30 September 2014

TeleBest: 10 best English cheeses

(1) Mature Wookey Hole Cave Aged Farmhouse Cheddar
This crumbly, earthy Dorset cheddar has just been crowned Supreme Champion at the international cheese awards. The humidity and year-round temperatures of Wookey Hole Caves are said to hold the secret of its success. £2 for 200g,
(2) Rachel
The Fine Cheese Company in Bath is a treasure trove of scrumptious English varieties. Our favourite is Rachel, a modern, wash-rind goats' milk cheese, made in Somerset by Pete Humphries and romantically named after an old flame. £24.18 per kg,
(10) Mature Cheshire
The Bourne family has been making outstanding cheeses for more than 250 years. Using milk from their own Friesian cows, they still use traditional techniques ? the results are stunningly good. £8.84 per kg,

This is a golden age for local produce. What could be finer than to top off a dinner party with a range of delicious cheeses from our own dairy herds?

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