New Cheese Find

From   |  November 05, 2012
In Coffee and Convo

Ever since living in Paris for the summer of 2011, I have been fascinated with cheese. So every chance I get to try something new, I go for it. With the ever increasing variety available and more and more grocery stores having specialty cheese sections makes this adventure even easier.

My new find is Wensleydale with Cranberries. And while it is a new cheese to me, according to the British Cheese Board, Wensleydale cheese has been made since 1150.

As a blended cow's milk cheese (you can find blueberries, apricots and cranberries most readily)it  is a perfect partner with fruit. Traditionally paired with crusty bread or hot apple dishes at tea time, it's easy to see why it has stood the test of time. I recently served sliced Wensleydale with freshly baked sliced baguette and chilled red seedless grapes. Paired with a un-oaked Chardonnay, it was a lovely appetizer course.

Have you ever tried Wensleydale? What did you think?

Comments

From Gayle - November 05, 2012

It is quite tasty. A real winner.

From Martha in KS - November 05, 2012

I bought some cheese with cranberries at ALDI last year. I'll look for this brand - I love all things cranberry.

From bonnie - November 09, 2012

There was a little tea shop in downtown Minneapolis maybe 15 years ago, where we would go for lunch and always order the grilled cheese: Wensleydale + thinly sliced apples on a raisin/walnut bread. Ahhhh! Nothing else compares!

From Alicia - November 11, 2012

@bonnie - OM Goodness! Sounds divine, will try asap!

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