We had our annual Cheese Off just before Christmas and it's only
now we've recovered sufficiently to talk about it.
The Cheese Off is where the innocent
Cheese Club all get together and taste the winning cheeses from
the previous year.
1 room, 10 cheeses, 40 judges and a whole lot of wine. Think
12 Angry Men but with fairylights and chutney.
There were lots of strong contenders but it was the Epoisses
that finally triumphed as the outright champion for 2007 on the
night. So ripe for the fight was Napoleon's favourite cheese, that
we had to serve it with a spoon.
Will J described it as tasting 'like a ghost train at the fair.
Scary but sleazy.' His other cheese tasting notes included 'car
crash cheese', 'light jazz brown' and 'similar to an autumn walk
with deer.' Clearly a man who knows his cheese.
Rachel and Gurdeep now take on the reign of Cheese Queen and
King for 2008. Unfortunately, Gurdeep was already on royal duties
when this photograph was taken.
Big thanks to the lovely Ruth and Oliver at the Fine Cheese Company, Sara and
Rhuraidh at Paxton
and Whitfield, Deanna at Inverawe and La Fromagerie for supplying
the cheese and to Kelly's dad for making sure we had oatcakes a