What complements Stinking Bishop on a cheese board?

22nd November 2016

One of the best things about the Christmas meal often isn't the turkey or the Christmas pudding - we believe it's the notorious cheese board! The delicious, savoury cheeses accompanied by carefully selected crackers and the finest reds and sweetest dessert wines. But when you have Stinking Bishop taking pride of place on the thick slab of wood, what cheeses complement Britain's smelliest cheese?

Think blue, white and herby types, offering the cheese lover a pick and mix selection of truly delightful fromages...

Cropwell Bishop Stilton is a fantastic blue cheese, rich in flavour, yet creamy in texture. Delicious on a cracker with sweet chutney, which balances the flavour. This is most certainly a crowd pleaser.

A lighter cheese to include is Spenwood. Akin to parmesan, it's hard in texture with a sweet nutty taste. Perfect on a cracker or simply on its own.

The last cheese to showcase is our own Hereford Hop, made with pasteurised cow's milk. Rolled in toasted hops, it gives the cheese a distinct strong flavour with a tangy aftertaste. Make sure you get the Martell original - there are some poor imitations around.

These three exquisite cheeses certainly complement the King of smelly cheese, allowing it to shine in all its glory, rather than fighting for the limelight. Served alongside a fan of thinly sliced juicy pear with a glass of Poireau, this board makes a delightful way to round off your Christmas meal, or for a nibble later on when you get a bit peckish!

Enjoy your day!


Charles Martell
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