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The Perfect Spring Cheeseboard

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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Dani R

Apr 26, 2021
5 minutes to read

Cheese and crackers is the ultimate snack food for a garden picnic or a mellow spring evening, and these fruity, melt-in-the mouth cheeses will lighten up your cheeseboard

(Photo Credit: CLIQQ Studios)

From Left to Right:

1. Caerphilly Gorwydd, £8 for 250g

This mature, handmade Caerphilly has a distinct creamy outer layer near the rind and a delightfully crumbly, citrus flavoured centre. It’s been handmade to a traditional recipe on a Somerset farm, using raw cow’s milk.

2. Dewlay Wensleydale with Cranberries, £1 for 150g at Home Bargains stores nationwide

Zesty, creamy wensleydale cheese has been blended with cranberries to give it a sweet fruitiness that’s perfect for any spring cheeseboard.

3. Belton Farm Smoked Red Fox, £2.75 for 200g

This handcrafted red Leicester has been matured over 16 months, and has a subtle, naturally occurring crunch which really compliments the creaminess. It’s also been smoked for 10 hours over oak chips, giving it a deep, smoky flavour.

4. Cake Plate, £42, LIGA

Taste the Difference Beacon Fell Traditional Lancashire Cheese P.D.O, £3 for 240g selected Sainsbury’s stores

This is a Lancashire cheese of the creamy, smooth-textured variety. Its well-rounded taste ensures it has a place on any cheeseboard.

Aldi/Dewlay Double Gloucester, £1.49 for 250g, available at Aldi stores nationwide

A delightfully mellow orange cheese, this Double Gloucester pairs a smooth texture with buttery notes. It works perfectly alongside a light red Pinot Noir.

7. Wigmore, £8.40 for 200g, Paxton & Whitfield

This is a sheep’s milk cheese made using the traditional washed curd cheese making technique, then matured for six weeks. It has a ‘melting chocolate’ texture evocative of Reblochon, but with a slightly sweet yet flowery and complex taste.

8. Matthew’s Preserved Spicy Pineapple Chutney, £4

A sweet chutney with a tickle of heat, flavoured with Indian spices such as cumin, fenugreek and mustard seeds. It’s immediately apparent why it bagged a coveted 3-star tasting award and won The Great British Food Awards Savoury Preserves Category last year.

Lyburn Cheese Old Winchester, £6.70 for 250g

A hard cheese made in the new forest with Lyburn Dairy’s own herd of cows. It has been matured for over 16 months to develop a crunchy, crystalline structure, and has a powerful fruity flavour with notes of sweetness.

10. Waitrose Long Clawson Stilton Strength 4, £1.90 for 150g at Waitrose stores

A creamy stilton with a strong, complex flavour and a crumbly texture. It is a rich, buttery, melt-in-the mouth cheese that will have you reaching for more again and again.

11. Biscuits For Cheese, £6.25

A selection box of biscuits containing Paxton & Whitfield’s Original Crackers, Cornish Buttermilk Biscuits, Rosemary Wafers and Poppy & Linseed Crackers.

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