Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The stinkiest cheese in the world

Thanks to all my Frappr folk.
Some expected faces, and some completely unfamiliar!
It's great, but I need more! Go on, add yourself!

We went to the cheese shop today. Usually we buy
whatever takes our fancy at Tesco, but lately
Stephen's been eating stilton and liking the stinky
blue cheeses. So Arthur and I thought we'd get him
something special, and went to the specialists.
We got a fine bluish brie-ish thing that I can't
remember the name of. It's quite nice, and pictured on
the right. (You'll find out why they are all wrapped
up in a sec!)

And then my eye was caught by
something called Stinking
Bishop
! Not blue, but who could resist? Apparently Wallace
and Gromit like it
.
I should have googled it before I opened it! The most
pongy cheese in these islands, says one report. Smells
like old socks, says another. Apparently they make
cheese, then "wash" it in
perry
, which is pear cider, made from Stinking
Bishop
pears.
It actually tastes not bad, if you can get it up to your mouth without fainting from the smell, but I wouldn't take it to
a party... And I don't think I can keep it in my fridge for too long!

And what does Stephen think of it?

Hmmmm, not bad!