International Beer Day is celebrated every year on 4 August so in this post I’m raising a glass and bringing you some of my favourite beer and cheese combos.
Tag: cheese pairing
My cheese of the month originates from the Yorkshire Dales and is one of the oldest surviving British cheeses. Introduced to the region almost 900 years ago, it’s faced extinction several times over the centuries. Today it is still made using traditional methods, with a unique flavour which comes from the rich pastures and meadows that the cows graze on. This is the delicate and delicious Swaledale Traditional.
Langres, or Petit Langres, is a fantastic example of a washed-rind cheese. This decadent creamy cheese hails from the Champagne region of France and takes its name from the town where it is produced. It is washed in a brine and annatto solution which imparts flavour and gives the cheese its distinctive orange, wrinkly rind.
National Vegetarian Week (16 – 22 May 2022) aims to encourage people to cut down the amount of meat they eat in a bid to have a positive impact on the planet. According to the 2018 International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), eating more vegetarian foods is one of the best things we can do to help reduce the effect of global warming.
I’ve been making cheese at home for a while now and it has been, on the whole, pretty successful and very tasty. For my last birthday I was gifted a cheese making course in North Yorkshire and it opened my eyes to new cheese making opportunities beyond the fresh cheese I had been making.