Guide to British soft cheese
Lovefood has put together a short guide to soft British cheeses to remind everyone that there's more to British cheese than stilton and cheddar:
It’s not just the world renowned stiltons and cheddars we make exceptionally well here in Britain, we’re also a dab-hand at making soft cheese too. We host a collection of buttery soft cheeses to rival everything the continent can throw at us. The following cheeses are just a small selection of some of our nation’s finest.
Known to be Britain’s smelliest cheese, Stinking Bishop has a powerful fruity aroma that gives even the pongiest of French cheeses a run for their money. However, the flavour of Stinking Bishop is actually quite mild carrying fresh fruity notes. The name Stinking Bishop comes from the pear used to make the perry in which the cheese is washed. Work past the powerful smell of this cheese to be greatly rewarded, especially when it is starting to ooze and run across the cheese board.