£150 to spend on cheese. What would you do?
On Thursday we (five of us) came second at a local pub quiz and won £150. Not really worth sharing it out so we have decided to spend it all on a reasonable bottle of something and a lot of cheese, should be a good nightPosted 4 years ago
We would like a big variety of different ones. However, there are no specialist cheese shops in the local town, there is one about 30 miles away (Stamford, Lincs) but none of can get there during opening times as we all work elsewhere.
Two of us are vegetarian and would like to avoid cheeses containing rennet.
So, what would you buy?mikewsmithSubscriber
won £150. Not really worth sharing it out so we have decided to spend it all on a reasonable bottle of something and a lot of cheese, should be a good night
Couple of good bottles of something nice and a lump of cheddar?
If not go and find a good cheese shop (the Keswick one was called the Fond Ewe)Posted 4 years agoninfanMember
10 kg mixed cheese wedding cake
With a fiver left for wine
Though for an extra fifty quid, you can ket 27kg of wookey hole cheddar:
Quick, fetch me some biscuits and a large vat of pickled onions!Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
I love cheese but quite hard to recommend especially as you cannot get to a good specialist.
So two suggestions, Waitrose or find the best local French restaurant and ask them to do something for you.
5 guys drinking suggests two bottles to me, I assume you are talking of a port or a good red. I would spend £75-£100 on wine and rest on cheese.
I suggest full range of cheeses from soft mild (served with a spoon!) through hard to punchy ! These are eaten mild first then stronger, excellent breads, a few grapes (as too much cheese can be very dry) perhaps some quality crackers like Carrs or Duchy Oat biscuits.
Some of my French favourites – St Marcelin, Comte, Tom de Chèvre, Tom de Savoie, Reblochon, Rocquefort (my single favourite cheese)
Good mature Cheddar and Stilton worth adding
The cheeses should be left out of the fridge for a bit to warm out, keep an eye on the softer ones though or they can go walkaboutPosted 4 years ago
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