Sunday 21 November 2021

Adventures in Cheese: Boy Laity (Curds and Croust)


A superb Cornish Camembert cheese made by Martin Gaylard Speciality Cheese Ltd., from near Liskeard. This Camembert is better in my opinion than the traditional French Camembert. It's firm and creamy but a distinctive mellow flavour that is decidedly more-ish!  It's a cows milk cheese that comes in a 165g wheel, and is the winner of several awards.  We founds ours at Booth's supermarket. 

Friday 19 November 2021

Adventures in Cheese: Singleton's Parlick Fell Ewes cheese

Parlick Fell is a ewe's milk (sheep's milk) cheese made in central Lancashire by family firm Grandma Singleton's, who have been making and selling cheese since 1934. It gets its name from Parlick Fell, a few miles from the dairy, and is made from Lancashire ewe's milk from Stott's Farm in the Ribble Valley.

Singleton's Parlick Fell Cheese

Singleton's is the largest producer of ewe's milk cheese in the UK, and P:arlick Fell is one of their award winning varieties, which has a slightly tart creamy flavour, and comes in a green wax rind. It's really nice, and makes a great addition to the cheeseboard or to enjoy with savoury crackers etc.  I bought mine at Booth's supermarket at Carnforth. 

Singleton's have also this year produced a variation: Parlick Fell with Olives, which is on my list to taste test very soon! 

Monday 15 November 2021

Adventures in Cheese: Gorwydd Caerphilly

This is a delicious creamy, slightly citrusy, Caerphilly cheese, which was originally made on their parents' Welsh farm by two brothers: Maughan and Todd Trethowan, in the Teifi Valley, but since 2014 has been made near Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset, by Maughan and his wife Kim in their new dairy. 

Gorwydd Caerphilly cheese image
Gorwydd Caerphilly Cheese

An organic raw-milk (unpasteurised), hand-worked cloth-bound cheese with a natural rind, it is normally matured for around 3-4 months. 

Gorwydd Caerphilly cheese  has won several awards, including Best British Cheese at  the World Cheese Awards 2021 held in Spain on 3rd November. 

It's a cheese that goes incredibly well with savoury crackers, tomatoes, olives etc. or just enjoy it on its own!