A sophisticated cheeseboard will be relished at any dinner party or evening of entertaining. As we start to dust off the Christmas decorations, now is the perfect time to explore some new artisan cheeses.
If there’s one cheese that speaks of Christmas here in the UK, it has to be a blue cheese, ideally a Stilton and for ‘gold standard’ it has to be a Colston Bassett. Rich, creamy, tangy and full of flavour. The cheese has been around for a long time, with first mention of it back in the 1720’s and it appears to have been first marketed by Cooper Thornhill of the Bell Inn in the village of Stilton.