Here's an interesting article with the author's take on Britain's Ten Best Cheeses
Here's his top ten:
- Appleby's Cheshire
- Cornish Yarg
- Keen's Cheddar
- Sparkenhoe Red Leicester
- Stinking Bishop
It's a pretty good list. I didn't know about Stichelton, but it sounds interesting. I always think that Yarg is overrated though. Beauvale and Ticklemore may well have made my list.
To that list, I'd want to add:
- Westcombe or Montgomery Cheddar (the other two proper cheddars, and I feel slightly superior to Keen's)
- Sharpham - a very soft, brie-like cheese. Ideally left to mature until it can be eaten with a spoon.
- Elmhirst - like Sharpham, but with added cream. Possibly my favourite cheese.
- Cremet - a bit like Elmhirst, but using goats' milk.
- Shepherds Purse Mrs Bell's Blue - very strong, very sharp (especially when mature) blue cheese.
- Laverstoke Park Farm Buffalo Mozzarella - excellent mozzarella made by the 1979 Formula 1 World Champion. (Yes, really.)
- Cropwell Bishop Stilton - you can't beat a stilton for melting.
- Vulscombe - creamy soft goats' milk cheese.
Anyone else like to suggest a cheese?