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Welcome to my world of English Cheese. Enjoy my facts and try the odd Recipe I have picked up using my favourite Cheeses. This Page is only meant as a guide and I have not been able to include the many items I would have liked. Any further Recipes or Items please let me know.

Cheese Page Version 1.4 May 1996


 


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Favourite Cheeses

I enjoy a nice bit of Chedder but I also like the following. I will give you a short description about each of them.

Chedder - is a rich cheese with a creamy texture. There are mild and Mature version. The favour I feel is better with the mature cheese. Colour also varies from a pale yellow to even red. This Cheese keeps for ages although it will dry out in time.

Stilton - Also known as the King of Cheeses (Blue Stilton) is a rich and mellow with a tangy flavour from it's blue veins. It can only be made in three English counties : Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

Leicester - A cheese that flakes. This bright orange cheese is perfect for taosting and dessserts. It's very mild and takes about six months to Ripen.

Cheshire - Said to be the oldest recorded cheese. A rich red colour combines with a mild yet salty taste. It also comes in White and Blue, although Blue Cheshire is very rare and claimed never made deliberately.

Double Gloucester - is a rich yellow that takes almost a year to ripen. Although taking this long it never turn tangy. Called Double Gloucester because two cheeses were meant to have formed it.

Wensleydale - Another mild and flkey cheese. Blue Wensleydale is said to be better than Stilton if kept for over five months. Colours range from blue to white.


Facts of Cheese and Tales of Cheese Folk

Until the late 19th Century some people paid their rent with Cheese.

Cheese has been used as glue and some very mature cheese has been used as cement. What a smell that would be.

There is an old saying of "The bigger the dairymaid the better the cheese" This is usually because she would be stronger in pressing the cheese.

In the peasants revolt of 1381 anybody unable to say "bread and cheese" Without a foreign accent was sent to the block.

Chasing the cheese was a popular game in various parts of England, usually on the Spring Bank Holiday cheeses would be rolled down hills for prises.

They that made me were uncivil
For they made me harder than the devil;
Knives won't cut me, fire won't sweat me,
Dogs bark at me but won't eat me.

The above was a rhyme of the now forgotten 17th Century Essex and Suffolk cheeses.

In traditional forms , Cheshire is the Tallest cheese at 15 inches and Leicester the widest at 18 inches.

Recipes with a hint of Cheese

Coming Soon

Drinks and Cheese a simple guide

Having problems with the drinks at your party. Well never fear this short guide will suggest what English Cheese should go with what drink. This is information I have been told. Any further ones or errors please drop me a note.

Mature Chedder

Full Red Wine of Bitter Ale

Mild Chedder

Cider, Medium Wine or Port

Cheshire

Port or Sherry

Derby

Cider, Medium Wine or Port

Leicester

Dry Red Wine, Port, Sherry

Double Gloucester

Port

Blue Stilton

Vintage Port, Bitter ale or stout


Well I said it was a short guide.


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