Apple season has finally begun, so we’ve got some cheesy suggestions to go with the rare early varieties from the National Fruit Collection outside.
Lancashire’s affinity with apples is well-known – Lancastrians sometimes add a slice under the pastry of an apple pie. The buttery, crumbly texture and sharp tang make a great foil to a crisp juicy apple.
Take a slice of this home with one of our crusty baguettes from the Slow Bread Company and a couple of apples. Eat and enjoy. That is all.
Most washed-rind cheeses don’t pair very well with fresh fruit. Stinking Bishop does – perhaps because the flavour is milder than the smell would suggest, perhaps because it’s washed in perry as it matures, but it works very well with a good crisp apple.