Brexit-proof your cheeseboard with these British alternatives
To Brexit-proof your cheese offer, Andy Swinscoe of The Courtyard Dairy suggests some home-grown alternatives to a few of the nation’s favourite Continental cheeses – you know, in case imports get held up…
It’s not exactly the same but I’d look up the brilliant hard sheep’s cheeses made by the Errington family in Scotland. Their aged Corra Linn has the sweet-nuttiness that we’ve come to love from Manchego and will satisfy lovers of the Spanish classic.
It’s hard to find something with power and creaminess of Roquefort but we find three cheeses almost fit the bill and can cover discerning blue cheese-lovers – all sheep’s milk (like Roquefort): Lanark Blue from the Erringtons, the minerally-sweet Beenleigh Blue and the soft, creamy Leeds Blue (pictured).
Surely most cheese specialists have heard of Tunworth by now! It gives even the very best Camemberts a run for their money and for a long time has been the staple Camembert alternative for cheese shops.
When it comes to Feta – the fabulous Persian-style feta, Graceburn, from Blackwoods is a must for any cheese shop and discerning chef.