Cheesy Cornwall 5 / 6 / 2017

Cornish cheese Davidstow cheddar

Its no secret that Cornwall is a foodie haven, with world class restaurants from the likes of Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Jamie Oliver, there are many reasons to holiday with fork in hand. For this month’s blog post we thought we’d bring you some local heroes, cheese makers to be precise, who keep us coming back for more.

Near us at Rooke Cottages we have River Amble Creameries with a delicious holey cheese, Cornish Jack. Fruity and nutty, its a hard cheese that tastes delicious on top a specialty burger. Just this month it won Gold at the British Cheese Awards for Modern British Cheese!

Slightly more well known is Cornish Yarg, wrapped in nettles this is a mild cheese that looks so pretty on a plate. The name, though sounding distinctly Cornish, is actually just the makers name ‘Gray’ backwards! This cheese is featured in creative studio Pickle Design’s Cornish Crib calendar for June. Often found on a Cornish Ploughman’s in many a good pub.

Another cheese that is a favourite outside our county and in is the rich and creamy Davidstow cheddar. The recipe has been made this way for over 60 years.

Cornish Blue is a little different to other blues, creamier, younger and delightfully squidgy. Winning awards here there and everywhere! Fabulous with ripe figs and walnuts.

Another north Cornwall gem is creamery Whalesborough, featuring cheeses such as Miss Muffet, Smuggler and Trelawney. The cheeses are hand made and sustainable. No plastic is used in their packaging and the diary is powered by wind turbine!

We have barely scratched the surface, if cheese is your thing than Cornwall is the place. But how about putting together the perfect cheese board? Cornwall’s Michelin star chef Nathan Outlaw has many tips worth tracking down.

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