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I rather regret putting that in my mouth (cheesy lover special WRONG FOOD edition)
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Asda’s summer stilton might be the pinnacle of cheese-with-stuff-in wrongness. It’s white stilton with – can I remember this? can I ever forget it? – white chocolate, vanilla, orange peel, and peach. I needed to try it.
And wh[…]

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L’Etivaz (cheesy lover #90)
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In cheese-with-stuff-in news I sorta want to try this. Would anyone like to watch and laugh join in?
L’Etivaz
A hard, unpasturised, alpine cow’s milk cheese from Switzerland, bought from KaseSwiss.
This is a slice of pale yellow cheese. T[…]

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Old Ford (cheesy lover #89)
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I didn't even have a knife for cutting the cheese – you don't expect me to have a PHOTOGRAPH of it for you, do you?

A hard unpasturised goat’s milk cheese, made in Somerset and bought from Neals Yard Dairy.
Kat joined me for an impromp[…]

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Gorwydd’s Caerphilly (cheesy lover #88)
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This cheese is an old friend and favourite of mine, and I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to get around to mentioning it here. We snaffle a wedge of it for lunch. It’s pale and crumbly in the centre, chalkily opaque, and colo[…]

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Nuns of Caen (cheesy lover #87)
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Sorry! This is Stinking Bishop – they look very alike! I neglected to take a photograph before scoffing the cheese.
A washed rind cheese from Gloucestershire, bought from Neal’s Yard Dairy.
Very exciting!  An FT cheese exclusive! I can’t[…]

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Pleasant Ridge Reserve (cheesy lover #86)
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A raw-milk hard cow’s cheese made in Wisconsin, and bought from Neal’s Yard Dairy.
Inside this wedge of cheese the paste’s a bright yellow, scattered with the white dots that promise lactic acid crunch, and with cracks running the […]

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Childwickbury (cheesy lover #85)
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A pasturised goats cheese from Hertfordshire, bought from Neal’s Yard Dairy.
Childwickbury always makes me think of the moon; it’s a round of pure white, incredibly young cheese. It’s damp and crumbly, an adolescent creature existi[…]

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Boulette d’Avesnes (cheesy lover #84)
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A beer-washed, paprika-covered spiced cows milk cheese from France, bought from Une Normande a Londres.
Boulette d’Avesnes is also known as suppositoire du diable – you can translate that yourself. It’s a pointed, conical little rou[…]

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Sleightlett & Danegeld (cheesy lovers #82 & #83)
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Sleightlett
A small raw goat’s milk cheese from Somerset, bought from Neals Yard Dairy

This little squat, disc-like little round of cheese is covered in a bloomy grey and white mould. The centre’s bright white. It’s soft and creamy[…]

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Cheesy lover? Cheesy VOMMER, more like: Ilchester Mexicana
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I read about Mexicana over on this here cheese blog. and I thought that;

it looked like congealed vomit
it looked disgusting and
I sorta wanted to try it.

And, lo! I stumbled across it today, and shamefully concealed it at the bottom of my shopping[…]

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