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Cheesy does it - The best of British cheese

Cheese board at Chez Bruce

As chefs look to support local producers, we’re seeing more and more British cheeses on menus around the country.

Graceburn
Made from raw cow’s milk to a Persian feta recipe by Blackwoods Cheese Company in Kent. Find it in a rib-eye sandwich with watercress and anchovy hollandaise at branches of Hawksmoor.

Elmhurst
A luxurious unpasteurised triple cream cheese produced by Sharpham Dairy in Devon. Find it in truffled form on the near-legendary cheeseboard at Wandsworth’s Chez Bruce.

Doddington
A hard unpasteurised cows’ milk cheese named after the Northumberland village where it is produced. Find it in Mark Birchall’s signature baked carrot dish at Moor Hall in Lancashire.

Cardo
A raw goat’s milk washed-rind cheese created by the late, great Mary Holbrook at Sleight Farm in Somerset. Find it on the not-to-be-missed cheese course at Lyle’s in east London.

Rollright
A pasteurised cow’s milk washed-rind soft cheese made in the Alpine style in the village of Little Rollright in Oxfordshire. Find it on the Franco-British cheeseboard at Roux at the Landau

Baron Bigod
A British take on classic French Brie from Fen Farm in Suffolk. Find it at nearby Darsham Nurseries with quince jelly, walnuts and oatcakes.

St James
A soft ewe’s milk cheese with thrilling flavour produced at Holker Farm Dairy in Cumbria. Find it on the all-British cheeseboard at Forest Side in Grasmere.

Cornish Gouda
Produced by a Dutch family based near Looe in Cornwall using milk from their pedigree herd. Find it on truffle toast served with venison tartare and chicory marmalade at Sorrel in Dorking. 

Looking for some more cheese-inspiration? Pick up a copy of Waitrose & Partners Weekend this week for their cheese special.

 

Published September 2019