It’s been a crazy couple of weeks what with one thing and another and, sadly, for the first time ever I have had to neglect the blog (and reading everyone else’s too – apologies). New Year will see me return full of cheesy vim and vigour but, in the meantime, I thought I would lead everyone into the festive spirit by sharing the cheeses I have bought for Christmas. And – as if that wasn’t exciting enough – now is the time to see who has been listening and who has been sitting at the back of the class flicking rubbers and writing rude verse in the back of their exercise book. Cheese quiz!
So, here are nine cheeses. Seven of them are British, two of them are foreign interlopers. Eight of them have featured on the blog before in one way or another. Seven of them I’m going to scoff myself, two of them I bought for a friend (just so you don’t think I’m a complete pig). Score yourself one point for identifying the cheese and a bonus point if you can get the producer, where one is named (the most you can score is sixteen points). It’s just for fun so have a bash and I’ll reveal the results when all the cheeses have been guessed or during the boring bit between Christmas and New Year, whichever comes first. Have yourselves a very Merry Christmas. Ready…Steady…Guess that Cheese!
Cheese One – Mimolette
Cheese Two – Cornish Yarg
Cheese Three – Tymsboro
Cheese Four – three-year old Comte
Cheese Five – Baron Bigod
Cheese Six – Colston Bassett Stilton
Cheese Seven – Sparkenhoe
Cheese Eight – Cotherstone
Cheese Nine – Cave-Aged Cheddar