Elsie Fallows organised a Guernsey cheese tasting at the Livestock Show following on from her efforts at the last two shows.
We had 5 Guernsey milk cheeses available three of which are well established and successful and two from the “new kid” on the block Ernie Durose in Staffordshire.
The Cheshire Brie from the Hope family at Tarporley has been very popular in previous years and still had its advocates this year, and this was joined on the table by the Waterloo brie made by the Wigmores in Hampshire using milk from the Beechgroves herd in Bucks, the Isle of Wight Blue from Richard Hodgson and the two new cheeses from Ernie Durose.
Ernie has only started making cheese on the farm in Staffordshire this summer, although his Guernsleigh cheeses have been available over the last three years made by a third party.
The Waterloo and Isle of Wight cheeses are most widely available through www.longmancheesesales.demon.co.uk in the South East of England and also available on line
All of the cheeses were eagerly tasted and had their supporters but what comes across is just how “different” the Guernsey cheeses are from other cheeses in the market place.
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