A CHEESEBOARD WITH THE WOW FACTORApril 24, 2013
A cheeseboard is a fantastic way to finish off a special meal, and also makes a great snack for a cheese-lover. But why buy a boring pre-packed supermarket cheese selection when it’s easy to do so much better?
Have a browse of the cheesemonger section at Calnan Brothers, online family butchers, and be inspired by the amazing array of different cheeses available, including:
Black Bomb Cheddar
Ok so every good cheeseboard needs a cheddar, but that doesn’t have to be any old ordinary cheddar. Forget the pre-packed stuff – the Black Bomb is an extra mature cheddar with definite wow factor.
With its midnight black/blue wax coating, contrasting beautifully with the creamy, smooth pale cheddar inside, the Black Bomb will look fantastic on any board, for a special occasion.
Caved Aged Gruyere
Calnan Brothers’ gruyere is dense and flavoursome, thanks to the fact that the curds are only heated once clotted.
Matured for a minimum of 14 months, the nutty, sweet cheese is not only a great addition to any cheeseboard, but is also amazing with rice in stuffed peppers as a simple meal, accompaniment or starter course – so you know what to do with the leftovers, if there are any!
Coated with nettle leaves, this cow’s milk cheese is sure to be a talking point among dinner party guests! The light citrus flavour is fantastic for a lighter ending to a rich meal.
A smoked cheese is a cheeseboard essential, and this one stands out among the supermarket smoked cheeses as being in a class of its own. The soft, buttery and sweet flavour pairs perfectly with wholemeal crackers.
Wensleydale and Cranberries
Those who like their sweet cheeses will find the Calnan Brothers Wensleydale and Cranberry cheese to be incredibly moorish. Pop this moist, crumbly delight on a savoury cracker or a sweet digestive for a taste sensation!
Now for something really different, the Spitfire is a real showstopper of a cheese! A hard cow’s milk cheese flecked with speckles of chillis and jalapeno peppers, it’s a combination of mild and spicy flavours that you won’t be able to get enough of. Another perfect partner for stuffed peppers, or set it out with a few olives and sundried tomatoes as a tapas style treat. Cheese courses don’t have to be the same old same old, mix it up with an amazing selection of cheeses from Calnan Brothers and put together a cheeseboard to remember.
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She earned her Masters in Applied Social Research at Ateneo de Davao University. She's a hard-core pluralist, an eternal optimist, a 40ish realist and a frustrated florist. She’s a mother, a teacher, a dreamer and who knows one day a potter.
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