5 pairing ideas from… Daniel Williams, Godfrey C Williams & Son

06 October 2021, 14:00 PM
  • Daniel Williams, project manager at family-run Godfrey C Williams & Son based in Cheshire, shares his favourite cheese pairings
5 pairing ideas from… Daniel Williams, Godfrey C Williams & Son

What’s on your dream cheeseboard?

Belton Farm Red Fox, Appleby’s Cheshire, Burt’s Blue, Rosary Goat’s Cheese, and Sharpham Brie. 

What’s your all-time favourite cheese pairing?

At Easter, we recommend hot cross buns from a local bakery with very mild Belton Farm White Cheshire. We request a special batch that is six to eight weeks old, as the milky, lemony flavours combine with the hot cross bun spices so well! 

Any unusual pairings you’d recommend?

Blue cheese & sticky toffee pudding. I don’t think it’s going to become a ‘classic’ pairing, but it’s an interesting exercise in how savoury, sweet, and spices can combine together to create something unexpectedly delicious! Definitely worth a try (if only once!) with Tuxford & Tebbutt Shropshire Blue.

What do you love to drink with cheese?

Recently, our shop has built an unbeatable range of quality English wines. My top pairings would have to be Simpsons Rabbit Hole Pinot Noir 2020 with Belton Farm Red Fox, Dalwood’s Still White 2019 with Sharpham Brie, and Balfour’s Pink Fizz in a Can with Feltham Farm’s La Fresca Margarita. 

What must-have cheese kit is your go-to?

Does a book count? I’ve been revisiting Francis Gimblett’s Gimblett’s Guide to the Best of British Cheeses for backstories on some of our most popular cheeseboard British artisan cheeses. Sometimes a story can be the best accompaniment!

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