Saturday, 18 June 2011

N is for... Neufchâtel, Nantais and Northumberland.


N night took place in the middle of February (which in itself reveals how behind I am in my write-ups) and, as such, the heart shaped Neufchâtel we bought from Paxton & Whitfield was pleasingly seasonal. Neufchâtel is a delicious soft cows milk cheese with a slightly crumbly texture and a mushroom-y tang. Nantais is another French cows milk cheese, but this time a lovely smelly sticky soft cheese with a washed rind and a smoky bacon finish.   Lastly, Northumberland - another cow, but this time a hard cheese from our own fair shores. The flavour is complex and slightly fruity with a natural rind dusted with grey mould. An excellent cheeseboard, regardless of its reliance on cows.

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