Wensleydale with Cranberries – Marcella The Cheesemonger International Guilde des Fromagers
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Wensleydale with Cranberries

Suitable for Vegetarians

Whenever we review a cheese with “stuff” added, the comments are interesting. Some “cheese elites” tend to “poo poo” flavored cheeses; while the rest of us regular folks are inclined to go with the flow and enjoy the cheese with its added herbs, spices or fruits, etc. Now, don’t get me wrong, some of my BCFFs (Best Cheese Friends Forever) are “elites” and for the most part, they’re great folks… just a bit snobby when it comes to their cheese…

The Lady carries a Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese with cranberries added. This cheese is a huge seller during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, however, it continues to do well the rest of the winter season and tapers off as the weather warms. We have previously reviewed other Stilton cheeses with fruits.

The cheese is creamy, crumbly and mild; the cranberries are sweet, tart and pungent. The combination is not only pleasing to the palate but also eye-catching.

The Lady served this with thin slices of her homemade banana nut bread and as usual… The Man swooned… surprise…

I give Wensleydale with Cranberries 3 Paws out of 4 Paws (cause that’s all I’ve got).

Serving Suggestions: As a dessert cheese, you will win smiles. You can also crumble this cheese into salad with a simple balsamic and EVOO dressing.

Wine Pairing: Champagne or Port would pair nicely with this cheese.

Beer Pairing: A fruity ale.

Source: Pasteurized Cow’s Milk


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