Cheeses of the month & wine pairings

7th August 2019

We have three British cheeses for you to enjoy with their 20% discount this month – look out for the red star. With thanks again to Rob from Corney & Barrow for his suggested wines to accompany the cheeses.

Dorset Red (v) – this distinctive smoked semi-hard cheese is made from the rich creamy milk from cows which graze the lush pastures of Ford Farm in West Dorset. It has an amber coloured body encased in a rich red rind which gradually develops as it smokes over natural oak chips. Smooth velvety texture subtly infused with tones of smoked oak.

The Belezos Rioja Crianza, from Bodegas Zugober will go superbly. Garnet red in colour, clean and intense aromas of red fruit and spicy notes. The palate displays rich plum, dark cherry fruit and warm spices, long lasting on the palate. Fresh balancing acidity and ripe tannin structure. Ever so similar to the Dorset Red and one to enhance the other!

Lord London – this unique bell-shaped cows’ cheese is made by Alsop & Walker. A semi-soft clean citrus tasting cheese with a natural creaminess and an edible white skin which has a light dusting.

Rob suggests pairing intensities of sort here, with the ever popular Sanziana Pinot Grigio from Recas Cramele. It has opulent aromas of grapefruit and peach with fresh flavours of melon, apple and zesty citrus. Lovely stuff to go ever so well with the Lord!

Cornish Yarg (v) – it’s all about nettles! This semi-hard cows’ milk cheese is made by Lynher Dairies who use nettle leaves as they attract naturally occurring moulds and are brushed onto the cheese in concentric circles. As the cheese matures, the edible wrap imparts a delicate mushroomy taste and develops its unique bloomy white appearance. Once matured, nettled Yarg is fresh, lemony with a creamy texture under its beautiful rind and Caerphilly cheese-like crumble texture in the core.

The C&B Ana Sauvignon Blanc should be a grand match! Named after winemaker Michiel Eradus’ daughter, Ana could be described as a typical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with cut grass aromas, gooseberry flavours and refreshing citric acidity. With its equally attractive price tag, it makes for a perfect summer twos up with this lovely Cornish Yarg.