A few weeks ago when we went to top up our supply of one of the most wonderful cheeses in the world, evah; Davidstow Cornish Crackler, we found, to our horror, that the price had gone up somewhat. "In the current financial climate" this was not good news and I am ashamed to say that we chickened out and bought a cheaper cheese. We haven't eaten it though!
A couple of days ago feeling sad and cheese-less we invested in the real thing and am so glad to welcome it back to our home, our hearts and our palates. Never again will I put petty considerations such as having no money before the morality of cheese.
What's so good about it you may ask, if you've never tried it. Well ...
~ A good strong complex delicious real Cheddar flavour,
~ A wonderful crumbly texture which not only makes it ideal for cooking with, as it melts very well, but also comes with a bonus; you absolutely have to have a Cook's Treat of the crumbs whilst preparing a meal and may I suggest a Chef's Coffee with that?
~ This is the best thing - throughout the cheese are tiny salty crunchy nuggets of what I believe to be protein crystals but whatever they are - gorgeous!
~ It is not only British and English it is Cornish so for me it is also local produce too for which, as you know, one gets brownie points.
Anyhoo - if you like cheese you'll love this, Gromit.
I'm afraid I haven't done cooking with Crackler recently, just nibbled on it and grinned. However see ...
~ Here for Twice Baked Cheddar Souffle recipe,
~ Here for Glamorgan Sausages,
~ Here for Cauliflower & Cornish Crackler Fritters
and here for Davidstow Cheddar website with lots of recipes.
In other news ...
Sadly, we still have no phone or internet (see here for details) ... which is why my blogging is a bit sparse. When I do manage to get online at a friend's I have hundreds (literally) of emails and lots of other stuff to catch up on. Hopefully one day I'll be back to normal!