I realise it's over a month now since I blogged about cheese - mainly to do with other distractions (books being published, other books being written, student cooking campaigns being launched - gosh, even taking a couple of weeks holiday) but truth to tell there haven't been many earth-shattering cheese experiences. I was going to go to Slow Cheese in Bra but for various complicated reasons didn't make it. I'm hoping to go to the British Cheese Festival in Cardiff this weekend. However here's one or two things that might catch your fancy.
A lovely summery way of serving goats' cheese I came across at a restaurant called La Falaise in Cahuzac. You can read about it here
A simple but perfect cheese plate we were served at a great natural wine bar in Besançon called Les ZinZins du Vin (a local goats' cheese, Tomme de Savoie and sourdough - perfect with a Côtes du Jura called Le Zura, made by the bar owner, Fabrice
Some interesting cheese and wine pairings at an event at La Fromagerie hosted by the American cheese magazine Culture about which I'll be writing more . . . (too dark for photos of that)
Some great buffalo mozzarella from Laverstoke Park I tasted at the Organic Food Festival at the Trethowan's Dairy stand
And - Trethowan's Dairy again - an ultimate toastie at the Abergavenny Food Festival taken by my fellow blogger Scandilicious
Maybe it wasn't such a bad month for cheese after all . . .