All posts tagged: cheddar

Exploring Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

I am WOEFULLY behind on my blog at the moment. And I mean, woefully. Work has been incredibly busy and my whole summer was booked up with wonderful weddings and hen dos. Tim and I managed to pair some of the weddings with a few short holidays here and there to explore the surrounding areas, rather than rushing straight back to London for work. One of the weddings was over the Summer bank holiday near the gorgeous city of Bath, so we decided to spend a couple of days exploring Somerset. Despite both of us having lived in Devon for a number of years, and with family in Wiltshire, we hadn’t got around to seeing much of Somerset yet. But now we have a car, we wanted to change that. We stayed at the White Hart Inn in Somerton, essentially a pub and restaurant with rooms. I’m always a little cautious about booking ‘pub’ hotels but this was on Mr & Mrs Smith, which is usually an indicator of a good, quality hotel. Our bedroom …

Cheese Tasting at Neal’s Yard, Borough Market 

I don’t think it’s news to anyone now that I love cheese. I recently started working on the PR account for the beautiful French Comté cheese in the UK, and I’m in my complete and utter element! At Christmas, one of my pressies from Tim was tickets to a cheese tasting class at Neal’s Yard. Earlier in the month we finally got to visit, at their location in Borough Market. I’ve always loved Neal’s Yard as a brand and its gorgeous British cheeses, so I was excited to find out which ones we would be tasting. Our lovely expert explained that she had chosen what she considered to be the best cheeses that they were currently selling in the shop, telling us how one batch can often differ greatly from another, mere months or even weeks apart. I also didn’t really know how many cheeses we would be trying, but I was really impressed with the amount and variety. We were given a choice of wine or beer to have alongside the cheese. Tim and I opted …

Win a Davidstow Slate Cheeseboard and 3 year Old Vintage Reserve Cheddar!

Happy New Year everyone! I’m guessing most of you are back at work this morning – some very strong coffee needed all round methinks! But I’ve got an exciting competition to start the new year, which is bound to put a smile on the face of all of you cheese fans! You may have seen I wrote about my dream cheeseboard with Davidstow last month. If you missed it, you can catch up here. And now the lovely peeps at Davidstow are giving away three more of the gorgeous slate cheeseboards you saw in my post, and some truly melt in the mouth 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage cheddar. I’m running this competition through Twitter, so here’s how to enter! Twitter: Follow me on Twitter and Re-tweet this post! Terms & Conditions Three winners will be picked at random on Monday 11th January 2016. Each winner will receive a Davidstow slate cheeseboard and a block of 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage cheddar. The products will be posted to the winners, so at the point of being informed they …