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Brillat Savarin, a mystery blue, and a very goaty camembert (cheesy lovers #48, #49, #50)
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Colleagues L and D bravely join me for this cheesy lunch.
Brillat Savarin
French unpasturised soft cow’s milk cheese, bought from Une Normande à Londres
We have a quarter of a squat round wheel of this cheese. It’s smooth and fluffy whit[…]

Picos de Europa & Tetilla (cheesy lovers #46 & #47)
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It’s almost exactly six months since I posted the first of these cheesy writeups, and  cheese # 50 is coming up later this week. Either of these things would be a good excuse for a celebration.  Both together most definitely are! Clearly, the[…]

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Flower Marie, Woolsery and Dorstone (cheesy lovers #43, #44, #45)
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Flower Marie
Soft, white-rinded, raw-milk sheep cheese, from Sussex, bought from Neal’s Yard Dairy
Flower Marie comes in little brick-like squares. The rind is white with gentle pink tinge, and adorably soft and velvety-furred and strokeable &#[…]

The Perils of Eating Vegetarian: “Fish” and Chips
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Pubs can offer many excellent things, as are being amply revealed in our Pubs of the 00s series. However, culinary invention is rarely one of them. Even self-proclaimed gastropubs rarely get further than putting ‘twists’ on the standard p[…]

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Three goat cheeses (cheesy lovers #40 – #42
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Cone du Port Aubry
Raw French goats cheese, from Mons
Cone du Port Aubry is, as the name implies, conical. Internet anecdote says that the cheesemaker nicked his wife’s bra and used it as a cheese mould. If this is true, then the cheesemaker&#8[…]

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Selles sur Cher and Kirkham’s Lancashire (cheesy lovers #35 & #36)
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Introducing CHEESY WOOFER! Finlay the dog has very generously agreed to help me review these cheeses.
Selles sur Cher

A French raw goats cheese, bought from Mons
This little flat round cheese has a greeny-grey charcoal rind, speckled with a white bl[…]

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Knockalara, Yarg and Crozier Blue (Cheesy Lovers #32, #33, #34)
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Lex joined me for this cheesy lunch.
Knockalara
A soft pasturised sheep’s milk cheese, from Ireland, bought from Neal’s Yard Dairy
This is a wedge of pale yellow rindless cheese, with a buttery rich texture.
I think it’s yoghurty; a[…]

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CRISP PACKET COPY 3: Walkers Jamaican Jerk Chicken Crisps
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An occasional series where we mock the nonsense written on crisp packets.
“It takes a more adventurous homegrown spud to volunteer for our sizzling Jamaican Jerk Chicken. Some spuds simply ‘dreaded’ not being picked so they went bac[…]

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St Felicien & Chaource (cheesy lovers #30 and #31)
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St Felicien
Soft raw cow’s cheese from France, bought from Mons
St. Felicien comes in a shallow round wooden box. It has a wrinkled white and cream coloured, softly bloomy rind. When I cut into it I see exactly why it’s sold whole, in a b[…]

Accidental Food Science: What Happens To Quavers
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As part of my job, I am the recipient of lost property, contents of unused lockers and the like at a university. These usually sit on a shelf until claimed, however yesterday I was contacted regarding the contents of a locker which the student no lon[…]

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