5 cheese pairing ideas from Izaak Edge, The CheeseWorks Cheltenham

14 February 2022, 07:01 AM
5 cheese pairing ideas from Izaak Edge, The CheeseWorks Cheltenham

What’s on your dream cheeseboard?

Schlossberger, Beauvale, Ticklemore, Wigmore, and Lincolnshire Poacher. It hits a lot of different milk types, flavours and textures, and lots are amazing British cheeses.

What’s your all-time favourite cheese pairing?

It takes a lot to beat a pairing of Colston Bassett Stilton and Sauternes! I’m also a big fan of an aged Comté and a Fleurie. 

Any unusual pairings you’d recommend?

If you have never tried a hard goat’s milk cheese with truffle honey, try it. You will not regret it. Also, Gjetost with a strong black coffee.

What do you love to drink with cheese?

If any of my other answers haven’t made it painfully clear, you can’t beat a good glass of wine! Cheese and wine just go together like strawberries and cream – they’re iconic. 

What must-have cheese kit would you recommend?

A must-have for a cheese fan is a slicer. It’s really useful if you want just a small snack! Ned Palmer’s A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles is also a very interesting read. Very informative, and it casts a much-needed light on great British cheese.

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