Taleggio lasagne bianca

Taleggio is a semisoft cheese and I love it. It’s soft and best of all it’s stinky. With a pinky/orange rind it smells like a farmyard, but get it in your mouth and you don’t taste pigsties, you get fermenting fruit and cream. At this time of year, as the damp cold begins to settle…

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Leek and cheese puff pastry tart with chorizo pangrattato

This leek and cheese puff pastry tart is the perfect antidote to the oncoming autumn (and winter) chills. Sweet leek is tempered by savoury mushroom, with a creamy, yet sharp, unctuous cheese base bringing it all together. I’ve added a zesty chorizo pangrattato and boy, does it make this tart sing. It’s perfectly fine without, but…

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Blue cheese and pumpkin pasties #lovecheesechallenge

I love this time of year. Born in October, I’m a true autumn child. To this day I still collect conkers, marvelling at their shiny, marbled sheen that turns…

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Burt’s Blue Cheese – Altrincham, Cheshire

It’s British Cheese Week; the time of year which fromageophiles such as myself use as an excuse to stock up on the good stuff, retreat indoors and only emerge after the last gooey globlet has been wiped out of the fondue. So taking a break from the annual face stuffing, I’m resting my mandibles and…

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