This week celebrates British Cheese Week and I am all for a good bit of British cheese. Growing up in Bath my Grandad regularly took us to a cheese farm near Cheddar to buy our cheese. Where I can remember feeling so special trying all these different cheddars and even more special having a taste of the rough cider, but that is another story!!!
No mild rubbery stuff for us, sometimes it was knock your socks of kind of Cheddar, but it gave me the love for a proper piece of cheese. Though hands up for me I don’t always achieve buying such stuff.
We do use lots of cheese, gasp I hear you say ‘cholesterol’ (actually I have lower than average cholesterol but..). I use cheese a lot in cooking and cheese is also favourite especially with Oscar.
I think tastes can be passed down and as my Grandad passed the love of a proper cheese to my dad and then to me and now particularly Oscar has a really good taste for good cheese.
I also love to do cheeses as a meal, served with salad, chutneys, dips and cheese biscuits, it is surprisingly filling. This is a favourite meal of Oscar’s, a great way also to get fussier children to try more things too. Oscar asked for this as a meal for his birthday supper this year.
For me it is a relaxed kind of meal, everything laid out on the table to help yourself. A meal you can just take your time over and enjoy. So that means lots more time at the table for chatting. Yes mouths full and crumbs flying just to break the illusion of the sophicated meal you might of thought I was having!!!
But when all is said and done it is a happy meal so that is why I will be getting cheesey here this week.
There will be cheese, accompaniments (sounds so posh) that you will not want to miss for your Christmas cheese board. A fab tip to store cheese and a surprising result for a lower fat cheese which I usually would avoid.
Now after all that talk of cheese I head to the fridge!!!