Appleby’s Cheshire is one of the best territorial farmhouse cheeses to be made in this country. It is tasting particularly good this month.
Appleby’s has a balance of rich mineral flavours and acidity with clean, mellow notes. It is open-textured, crumbly but not overly dry. As it matures the flavour becomes more savoury and herbal with a long mouth-watering finish. Our Appleby's Cheshire comes to us from Neal's Yard Dairy and is about four months old by the time it reaches us.
Read on to find out more about what is so special about it.
Our April Cheese of the Month is Dorstone, an unpasteurised goat’s milk cheese, made in Herefordshire by Neals Yard Creamery. It has a light, smooth texture which becomes firmer as it matures, with a soft citrusy tang and yeasty notes.
Our new range of charcuterie of rustic dry-cured pork Saucisson, from Lugdunum near Lyon, come in a range of delicious flavours including wild boar, ceps, black pepper and roquefort. We also have some mini "buchettes", a perfect snack to nibble on the go!
Stichelton is a blue cheese made with unpasteurised (raw) milk on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire. Taste it alongside Stilton and you will notice a difference, although it looks very similar.
Pump Street Bakery Chocolate will be holding tastings at Lawson's on Saturday 18 March and Saturday 8 April - just in time for Easter! Call in to taste the chocolate and learn more about how it is produced.
Our February cheese of the month is the perenially popular Lincolnshire Poacher. A fine example of a traditional cheddar style cheese.