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With the autumn night’s drawing in, there’s nothing better than bedding in with a soul-warming cheesy dinner and bottle of wine. One of our favourite dishes (and most popular on our Cheese Cafe menu) is Baked Raclette. This is a classic peasant mountain dish, beloved by skiers everywhere in the French and Swiss Alps. Traditionally […]

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Salers AOC – One of the great french farmhouse cheeses

Salers AOC French Farmhouse cheese

The Road Trip My introduction to Salers AOC Many years ago we won a trade competition organised by the French Food & Wine Board (sadly no longer in operation, cutbacks are universally widespread) for the best cheese counter in the UK. The prize was an all in trip with a hire car to the Auvergne with […]

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Could this be the best Double Baked Cheese Souffle recipe ever?

The double baked cheese souffle has consistently been the best selling item on our menu in the cafe over the years – rich, luscious and absolutely delicious.  Our customer’s tell us that they love it so much they find it difficult to order anything else.  We are happy to share the love. Have a go […]

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Parmesan Reggiano – the facts

Parmigiano Reggiano – The Facts! Parmesan cheese has long been a favourite staple in Italian cuisine. Whether grated on pasta or eaten whole, this delicious cheese emanates from the Provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, and Modena, also across Bologna and Mantua. Made using unpasteurised milk, the finished cheese has a hard texture and is a […]

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Beat the January Blues

January is a great way to start afresh. Bottom the freezer and use up all the odds and ends. Here is a quick and easy recipe that makes a really tasty blue cheese potato cake – we use Roquefort for a luxury finish but any blue or hard cheese will still produce great results.  A  way to […]