Friday, May 27, 2011

Mossfield organic

It's always fatal to go anywhere near a good cheese shop, even if you only go in to taste as I did this week during the course of my researches for a feature for Culture cheese magazine. (Well worth subscribing to if you're a cheese nut)

I've ended up with 8 different cheeses in the fridge mostly from La Fromagerie but couldn't resist this Gouda-style cheese from Paxton & Whitfield. It's made in County Offaly in southern Ireland and has an incredible depth of flavour without the dryness or saltiness that sometimes goes along with that. Not unlike the Prima Donna I wrote about a year or so ago but better. And its organic.

Get the mature one though (Paxton's told me the one I bought (above) was nine months old) rather than the younger cheese which is curiously bland by comparison.

They also have a Facebook page - as all self-respecting cheeses seem to do these days . . .


Anonymous said...

It's made by the Haslam family ... and it's Bruce Springsteen's favourite cheese!He had it when in Dublin for a gig, and asked for some to be send on to him in the US. It also comes in cumin seed, garlic and herb, and tomato and basil varieties.

Fiona Beckett said...

The Boss's favourite cheese! Well, i am in good company ;-)