Last year at the East Midlands Food Festival I discovered some lovely new regional cheeses ; Sparkenhoe and Lincolnshire Poacher, both have become regular favourites.
So of course at the Nottingham Food Festival I wanted to try something new so a snapped up some offerings from the Lincolnshire Poacher Stand.
Stichelton (above right) is classic blue cheese was recently developed by Joe Schneider and Randolph Hodgson of Neal’s Yard Dairy from unpasteurised milk at a new dairy built on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire.
The guy on the cheese stall suggested both cheeses would be good with toasted Lincolnshire Plum Bread. Modens have been making there since 1936 , and their loaves were flying off the stall next door. It makes very good bread & butter pudding stuffed with raisins ( not plums) its a light and springy loaf.
The toasted bread and cheese was served after a long walk on Saturday with homemade damson cheese recipe here and the last few foraged Damsons their tartness is perfect with blue cheese.