20 December 2021, 11:13 AM
5 cheese pairing ideas from Andy Swinscoe, The Courtyard Dairy

What’s on your dream cheeseboard?

It’s hard to choose as it’s so seasonal and dependent on my mood! But going into autumn/winter I’d have a big chunk of Young Buck Blue, a wedge of Hafod, Etivaz and Winslade. 

What’s your all-time favourite cheese pairing?

I’m not a big fan of overpowering the cheese in general, but Eccles cake and Lancashire is hard to beat as a nice snack. 

Any unusual pairings you’d recommend?

Poached rhubarb and Yorkshire Pecorino. I first tried it at Skosh restaurant in York and was converted!

What do you love to drink with cheese?

Proper cider – particularly traditionally Keeved Perry – it is very underrated. Look out for Oliver’s.  Trust me, you have to try it to believe it! 

What must-have cheese kit would you recommend?

The Oxford Companion on Cheese book. It is a great source of reference for people at all levels of cheese interest!